Rafael Advanced Defense Systems

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Company Strapline: Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd, designs, develops, manufactures and supplies a wide range of high-tech defense syst.

Founded In: 1948
5,001-10,000 employees
POB 2250, Haifa, 31021, Israel

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Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd, designs, develops, manufactures, and supplies a wide range of high-tech defense systems for air, land, sea, and space applications. Rafael was established as part of the Ministry of Defense over 50 years ago and was incorporated in 2002. Currently, 7% of its sales are invested in R&D. Rafael’s know-how is embedded in almost all Israel Defense Forces (IDF) systems in operation today. This cybersecurity company has a special relationship with the IDF, developing products according to the soldiers’​ specific requirements in the field. Rafael has also formed partnerships with civilian counterparts to develop commercial applications based on its proprietary technology. Rafael is a steadily growing company with sales in 2011 exceeding $1979M, backlog orders exceeding $3465M, and net profits at a record level of $111M. Rafael has created partnerships with companies in Israel and with leading aerospace and defense companies overseas. Offset activities and industrial cooperation have been organized with over 20 nations worldwide. Over the last decade, international business activities have been steadily expanding across the globe, with Rafael acting as either prime contractor or subcontractor, capitalizing on its strengths at both system and subsystem levels.

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