RAFAEL’s President & CEO Major General (Ret.) Yoav Har-Even inaugurated the new company’s office in the UAE in a ceremony with Emirati and Israeli officials.
Har-Even was joined by Mr. Amir Hayek, Israel’s Ambassador to the UAE, as well as UAE government and industry representatives.
RAFAEL's new office will enable the company to explore opportunities in the region, utilizing its culture of collaboration, excellence and innovation to create relationships with governments, customers and defense industry leaders. The Abu Dhabi office joins the ranks of RAFAEL’s global network of operations, the company said in a statement.
“We are encouraged by yet another concrete step in strengthening RAFAEL’s ties with the UAE. We can now say that we have built the bridge to the United Arab Emirates by this inaugural investment and are excited to continue to expand the relationships that have been cultivated thus far,” said Major General (Ret.) Yoav Har-Even, RAFAEL President & CEO.
At IDEX 2023, RAFAEL is exhibiting an array of defense solutions and technologies, some for the first time at the UAE, including the IRON BEAM high energy laser weapon system (HELWS). The IRON BEAM HELWS is designed to augment the capabilities of air defense systems like the IRON DOME.
Beyond the array of advanced air defense solutions like the DRONE DOME and the SPYDER, RAFAEL has expanded its portfolio and upgraded systems to meet emerging threats. The SPYDER air defense system has been upgraded to allow for the counter ballistic missile capability through an extended range of the Derby LR missile.