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Raytheon to provide Iron Dome interceptor components

3rd October 2014 - 13:10 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Raytheon will provide components for the Tamir interceptor used in the Rafael Advanced Defense Systems’ defensive Iron Dome Weapon System under a new $149 million contract.

The contract will see Raytheon utilise its technology resources and supplier network to provide a second source of supply for essential Iron Dome interceptor components. The award builds upon a co-marketing agreement the two companies have had in place for Iron Dome since 2011.

Tamir is a combat proven counter rocket, artillery, and mortar interceptor with more than 1,000 successful intercepts.

Taylor W Lawrence, president, Raytheon Missile Systems, said: ‘Iron Dome has proven itself time and again by protecting Israel's population from incoming rockets, artillery and mortars. The sourcing of Tamir interceptor components in the US will go a long way to ensuring sufficient volumes of available Tamir missiles for Israel's defence.’

DiDi Yaari, CEO, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, added: ‘The partnership between the Missile Defense Agency and the Israeli Missile Defense Organization has been extraordinary. We're very appreciative of the US's support for this life-saving system.  Maintaining Iron Dome's supply gives Israelis great peace of mind.’

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