BSDA 2018: Rafael from Israel signed agreement with Romanian defense industry

Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., a global leading defense company, has signed a teaming agreement with ROMAERO, Romania’s largest government-controlled Aerospace & Defense Industry. The agreement was signed by ROMAERO CEO, Mr. Remus Vulpescu and Rafael’s CEO, Major General (ret.) Yoav Har-Even. The signing ceremony took place on Wednesday (May 16, 2018) and was attended by dignitaries from Israel and Romania at BSDA in Bucharest.

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Rafael Spyder MR air defense missile system at BSDA 2018, Black Sea Defense & Aerospace Exhibition in Bucharest, Romania. May 16, 2018. (Picture source Army Recognition)

As part of their new partnership, Rafael and ROMAERO will consolidate a local partnership to facilitate local production and knowledge transfer geared towards various Romanian acquisition programs.

The new cooperation will address the Romanian Army’s operational requirements in the upcoming programs already approved by Romania’s parliament. These include:

Air defense systems - the combat-proven Iron Dome system, with over 1700 combat interceptions at a success rate of over 90% and the combat-proven SPYDER air defense system, already supplied to India and to other countries around the world, and the C-Dome Naval Air Defense System, aimed at equipping Romania’s four new corvettes to address Romania’s SHORAD and VSHORAD programs;

Remote Weapon Stations - the SAMSON 30mm caliber, with 25 customers around the world. SAMSON is being offered for Romania’s 400 Rheinmetall vehicles;

EO, Precise Tactical Missiles - SPIKE – a family of electro-optical precise tactical missiles including its brand new SPIKE LR 2 5th generation missile. SPIKE Family missiles have been sold to 29 countries, with 30,000 missiles already supplied.

Rafael has over 15 years of experience in Production Transfer Programs (PTP) worldwide. Its PTPs have been implemented successfully at more than 50 overseas companies located in the U.S, Canada, Germany, Spain, Italy, Poland and other countries.

“Rafael’s cutting edge solutions are in use throughout the world, as well as in Romania. We look forward to expanding our presence here and to working with our new partners at ROMAERO as our strategic partner to create new avenues of cooperation with local Romanian industry and suppliers. This is an essential aspect of our corporate policy and strategy – a dedication to strong, win-win partnerships and long-term collaboration to establish technological advancement, local production and capabilities.”, said Rafael’s CEO, Major General (ret.) Yoav Har-Even.