Countries that Rafael exported to:

Belgium

Chile

Croatia

Ecuador

Ethiopia

Israel

Latvia

Lithuania

Peru

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Slovakia

Slovenia

UK

USA

Main Products:

Iron Dome

David’s Sling

Phyton-5, I-Derby

SPIKE

Litening

Typhoon Weapon Station

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Rafael Advanced Defense Systems

 

Rafael was founded as Israel’s National R&D Defense Laboratory for the development of weapons and military technology within the Israeli Ministry of Defense. in 2002 it was incorporated as a limited company. Rafael is a Israeli government-owned company, based in Haifa, Israel. Rafael develops and produces weapons, military, and defense technologies for the Israeli army and for export abroad. All current projects are classified.

Rafael is the largest employer in Northern Israel with approximately 8,000 employees and numerous subcontractors and service suppliers. Rafael is Israel’s second largest state owned defense company, with 2019 sales of 2.7 Billion Dollars, an order backlog of 7.2 Billion Dollars and a net profit of 111 Million Dollars.

Acquisitions / Subsidiaries:

 
  • 33 in total.
    • Aeronautics Defense Systems (2019 – for $240m), Kanfit (2019), Visionmap (2016), MPrest (2010), Accubeat, Cielo, Capital Nature, Controp, Gal-El, Opgal, Shilat, , Rafsec, R2S, RSGS, DND, Ercas, EuroSpike, Pap Tecnos, ARC, BVI, Pinetelecom, RAS, VRA Systems, SightX (2020)
    • Rafael USA, Rafael Brazil, Rafaels India Liasion Office, Rafael Australia
 

Rafael Development Corporation (RDC), a technology transfer company of Rafael, was established as a joint venture with Elron Electronic Industries.

In 2019 Rafael acquired Aeronautics Ltd[1], one of Israel’s leading developers of unmanned aerial systems for $240 million and the Israeli aerospace engineering company Kanfit Ltd. [2]

Yuval Har-Even, Rafaels CEO, revealed that the company is considering full production of the Iron Dome in the US by Raytheon. In 2020 the two companies formed a joint venture called R2S, for production of the Iron Dome’s Sky Hunter interceptors in the US.[3]

In 2020 Rafael signed a landmark agreement with the UAE tech firm – Group 42, specializing in artificial intelligence, to research and develop equipment and solutions to tackle the coronavirus, according to media reports.[4] The company has been linked with DarkMatter, a shadowy UAE tech company whose hacking unit targeted Emirati activists around the world.[5]

In 2020 Rafael formed a joint company with the Israeli company Anyvision based on the latter’s defense activities for the development of advanced detection and tracking technologies. Anyvision developes facial recognition technologies. The new company is called SightX and is jointly owned by Rafael and Anyvision shareholders (50%-50%).[6] [7]  In December 2020 SightX announced the development of mini UAVs that will use AI-recognition technology to spot armed persons inside of buildings.[8]  Rafael organized a demonstration of the technology, including commercial drones and a dog-like robot, shown to defense and security clients from around the world.21

Rafael is divided into divisions:

 
  • Air & Missile Defense Systems Division
  • David’s Sling – an air defense system designed to intercept medium range missiles. Developed in cooperation with Raytheon USA.
  • Iron Dome – an air defense system for interception of short-medium range rockets.
  • Air and C4ISR Division
  • Land and Naval Systems Division
  • Manor and Technologies – develops rocket motors, warheads and pyrotechnics, and naval decoys.
  • R&D and Engineering Division
  • Ordnance and National Infrastructure Division
  • Operations Division

1. ^ https://www.rafael.co.il/press/rafael-enters-unmanned-aerial-platform-domain-with-acquisition-of-aeronautics/

2. ^ https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3770013,00.html

3. ^ https://breakingdefense.com/2020/09/rafael-ceo-israeli-firm-plans-us-expansion-exclusive/

4. ^ https://wam.ae/en/details/1395302852855

5. ^ https://theintercept.com/2016/10/24/darkmatter-united-arab-emirates-spies-for-hire/

6. ^ https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3847775,00.html

7. ^ https://euro-sd.com/2020/09/news/19198/rafael-anyvision-sightx/

8. ^ https://www.calcalist.co.il/internet/articles/0,7340,L-3884198,00.html

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems

Rafael was founded as Israel’s National R&D Defense Laboratory for the development of weapons and military technology within the Israeli Ministry of Defense. in 2002 it was incorporated as a limited company. Rafael is a Israeli government-owned company, based in Haifa, Israel. Rafael develops and produces weapons, military, and defense technologies for the Israeli army and for export abroad. All current projects are classified.

Rafael is the largest employer in Northern Israel with approximately 8,000 employees and numerous subcontractors and service suppliers. Rafael is Israel’s second largest state owned defense company, with 2019 sales of 2.7 Billion Dollars, an order backlog of 7.2 Billion Dollars and a net profit of 111 Million Dollars.

  • 33 in total.
    • Aeronautics Defense Systems (2019 – for $240m), Kanfit (2019), Visionmap (2016), MPrest (2010), Accubeat, Cielo, Capital Nature, Controp, Gal-El, Opgal, Shilat, , Rafsec, R2S, RSGS, DND, Ercas, EuroSpike, Pap Tecnos, ARC, BVI, Pinetelecom, RAS, VRA Systems, SightX (2020)
    • Rafael USA, Rafael Brazil, Rafaels India Liasion Office, Rafael Australia

Rafael Development Corporation (RDC), a technology transfer company of Rafael, was established as a joint venture with Elron Electronic Industries.

In 2019 Rafael acquired Aeronautics Ltd[1], one of Israel’s leading developers of unmanned aerial systems for $240 million and the Israeli aerospace engineering company Kanfit Ltd. [2]

Yuval Har-Even, Rafaels CEO, revealed that the company is considering full production of the Iron Dome in the US by Raytheon. In 2020 the two companies formed a joint venture called R2S, for production of the Iron Dome’s Sky Hunter interceptors in the US.[3]

In 2020 Rafael signed a landmark agreement with the UAE tech firm – Group 42, specializing in artificial intelligence, to research and develop equipment and solutions to tackle the coronavirus, according to media reports.[4] The company has been linked with DarkMatter, a shadowy UAE tech company whose hacking unit targeted Emirati activists around the world.[5]

In 2020 Rafael formed a joint company with the Israeli company Anyvision based on the latter’s defense activities for the development of advanced detection and tracking technologies. Anyvision developes facial recognition technologies. The new company is called SightX and is jointly owned by Rafael and Anyvision shareholders (50%-50%).[6] [7]  In December 2020 SightX announced the development of mini UAVs that will use AI-recognition technology to spot armed persons inside of buildings.[8]  Rafael organized a demonstration of the technology, including commercial drones and a dog-like robot, shown to defense and security clients from around the world.21

  • Air & Missile Defense Systems Division
  • David’s Sling – an air defense system designed to intercept medium range missiles. Developed in cooperation with Raytheon USA.
  • Iron Dome – an air defense system for interception of short-medium range rockets.
  • Air and C4ISR Division
  • Land and Naval Systems Division
  • Manor and Technologies – develops rocket motors, warheads and pyrotechnics, and naval decoys.
  • R&D and Engineering Division
  • Ordnance and National Infrastructure Division
  • Operations Division