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May 22, 2018 10:52 am

Israel Sells Sea-Borne Version of Iron Dome Defense System to Romanian Contractor

avatar by Israel Hayom /

A battery of Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system. Photo: IDF. – Israeli defense contractor Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and Romanian counterpart Romaero announced on Wednesday that they have signed a cooperation agreement for the production of domestic air- and ground-defense systems they hope to offer to the Romanian armed forces.

A statement by Rafael said that as part of the deal signed in Bucharest, Romaero will acquire the technical knowledge and license for the development of the sea-borne version of Israel’s celebrated Iron Dome short-range missile-defense system, as well as Samson remote-control weapons systems and Spike tactical missiles.

Rafael did not release the monetary specifics of the deal, saying only that it is worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

Rafael CEO Yoav Har-Even inked the agreement with Romaero chief Remus Vulpescu at the Black Sea Defense & Aerospace 2018 exhibition in Bucharest.

“The new cooperation will provide a solution to the operational needs of the Romanian army in upcoming procurement plans that were already approved by the Romanian government,” the company said in a statement.

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