RAFAEL secures $30 million maintenance support deal with Asian navy

RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems, an Israeli defense technology company, has secured a new contract with an Asian navy to provide comprehensive maintenance support service for its operational systems.

Illustration; Courtesy of RAFAEL

RAFAEL disclosed that the multi-year agreement is estimated at $30 million. It includes maintenance services for the navy’s TYPHOON and MINI-TYPHOON remotely-controlled naval weapon stations, Naval SPIKE ER and NLOS missile systems, EO surveillance systems, as well as EW Integrated Decoy Systems (IDS).

The services will bolster the technological and operational cooperation between RAFAEL and the user and establish maintenance capabilities for additional systems, the company noted.

Earlier this year, the company announced it had signed a multi-year agreement with the Israeli Ministry of Defence to provide maintenance support services for dozens of TYPHOON remotely-controlled naval weapon stations (RCWS) in operational use by the Israeli Navy.

Vice President and Head of RAFAEL’s Naval Warfare Systems directorate, Ran Tavor, commented: “We thank our customer for strengthening its cooperation with RAFAEL and for confidence expressed in this ground-breaking move. (…) We will manage and conduct the maintenance services for the Navy in the most effective manner and in a way that will ensure the highest degree of operational capability.

“This agreement is part of RAFAEL’s strategy to increase activity in the field of maintenance and customer support for its customers in Israel and globally. Through this latest project, the know-how shared between RAFAEL and its partners will continue to be enriched and will contribute to more optimized and greater capabilities down the road.”

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