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Israeli space sector taps into potential of partnerships

8th June 2021 - 15:31 GMT | by Arie Egozi in Tel Aviv


Tomer makes engines for the first two stages of the Shavit launcher. (Photo: IAI)

Israeli industry looks towards innovative propulsion systems and new-generation propellant.

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is working with rocket propulsion centre of excellence Tomer on joint development of propulsion systems for rockets and missiles.

An MoU between the two companies, announced on 8 June, includes ‘investment in joint projects, mutual R&D and establishing infrastructure for the companies' respective R&D departments for the benefit of developing future, advanced technologies in the field of rocket propulsion and innovative rocket motors, at a higher quality and faster than in the past’, IAI and state-owned fellow Israeli company Tomer noted in a joint announcement.

Tomer CEO Mordi Ben Ami described IAI as a ‘central …

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