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  • Defense News: US Companies to Get 50% of Missile Defense Funds for Israel - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Defense News: US Companies to Get 50% of Missile Defense Funds for Israel

    Approximately 50 percent of work that will result from U.S. missile defense funds for Israel will go to U.S. companies, Defense News reported Thursday. Barbara Opall-Rome writes Boeing and Raytheon as well as their U.S. subcontractors and suppliers will receive half of the production funds to support work for the Iron Dome, David“™s Sling and Arrow missile defense programs […] More

  • General Atomics to Incorporate Imagery Reconnaissance Pod in Italy's Predator UAVs - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics to Incorporate Imagery Reconnaissance Pod in Italy’s Predator UAVs

    General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business will install an imagery reconnaissance pod created by Israel-based Rafael Advanced Defense Systems into a Predator B/MQ-9 unmanned aerial vehicle flown by Italy’s air force. The Predator B’s Multi-spectral Targeting System-B full-motion video system interoperates with the RecceLite pod to facilitate the production of geo-referenced, high-resolution digital stills, General Atomics said Thursday. The company added it […] More

  • MDA, Israel Demo Raytheon-Rafael 'David's Sling' Air Defense System - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    MDA, Israel Demo Raytheon-Rafael ‘David’s Sling’ Air Defense System

    The U.S. Missile Defense Agency and the Israel Missile Defense Organization have conducted a fourth and final interception test of the David’s Sling Weapon System built by a Raytheon–Rafael team. MDA said Monday the platform launched a Stunner interceptor to engage several threat representative targets in real time during the demonstration at a test range in southern Israel. Raytheon […] More

  • Raytheon to Develop More Antimissile Batteries for Israel's Iron Dome - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon to Develop More Antimissile Batteries for Israel’s Iron Dome

    Raytheon is partnering with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and other Israeli companies to provide the Mideast country’s defense ministry with antimissile weapon systems, The Boston Globe reported Thursday. Bryan Bender reports that following the development of the Iron Dome defense system, Raytheon is again in talks to build up to 15 additional batteries for the system against long-range missiles. He writes […] More

  • DRS, General Dynamics, Rafael Complete Ground Vehicle Defense Trials; Joseph Matteoni Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DRS, General Dynamics, Rafael Complete Ground Vehicle Defense Trials; Joseph Matteoni Comments

    DRS Technologies, General Dynamics Land Systems and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems have finished a 10-month program to install a Rafael-made anti-armor technology on a GDLS vehicle and then test the system. The companies first carried out a series of mobility trials on how Rafael’s Trophy Active Protection System worked on GDLS’ LAV III, then subjected the integrated vehicle to […] More

  • General Dynamics to Test Vehicle Protection System for Canadian Army - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Dynamics to Test Vehicle Protection System for Canadian Army

    General Dynamics“™ land systems unit and its Canadian subsidiary will demonstrate an active protection system built by Israeli defense contractor Rafael that is designed to mount on an armored vehicle, Defense News reported Tuesday. Barbara Opall-Rome and David Pugliese write General Dynamics intends to install a Rafael Trophy APS on a Canadian army vehicle in order […] More

  • Raytheon, Rafael Seek Pentagon Approval for Missile Integration - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon, Rafael Seek Pentagon Approval for Missile Integration

    Raytheon and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems have asked the Defense Department to approve a planned integration of a U.S.-Israel funded missile system with the Patriot interceptor in order to meet military requirements, Defense News reported Saturday. Barbara Opall-Rome writes the potential integrated system called Patriot Advanced Affordable Capability-4 intends to incorporate the Stunner missile into Raytheon“™s […] More

  • Cubic Wins $19.9M DoD Contract to Modify Israeli Combat Simulator - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cubic Wins $19.9M DoD Contract to Modify Israeli Combat Simulator

    Cubic Corp. has received a $19.9 million contract modification from the U.S. Defense Department to provide foreign military sales support for Israel“™s armed forces, DailyFinance.com reported Friday. Under the amended firm-fixed-price contract, Cubic will modify a combat simulator in collaboration with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and Bagira Systems, both based in Israel. The Israeli Defense Forces […] More

  • General Dynamics Partnership to Make Remote-Controlled Weapon Stations; Steve Elgin Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Dynamics Partnership to Make Remote-Controlled Weapon Stations; Steve Elgin Comments

    General Dynamics and an Israeli defense contractor are partnering to produce weapons stations soldiers will control while stationed inside a vehicle. General Dynamics said RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. will offer customers four versions of the Samson Remote Weapons Stations line, which support 5.56 millimeter and .50 caliber machine guns, 40-milimeter grenade launchers and cannons […] More

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