Lockheed Martin and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) have entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for collaboration in Built-in Air and Missile Protection (IAMD) methods. Beneath this collaboration, the businesses will discover potential joint alternatives in areas comparable to analysis and improvement, manufacturing, advertising and different actions. Each firms will set up an government steering committee and dealing teams for the implementation of this MOU and cooperation.

Boaz Levy, IAI’s President & CEO, commented, “The MOU entered right now is a strategic settlement for us. Combining the event capabilities and the huge know-how of Lockheed Martin and IAI expertise accrued over time in IAMD methods will create win-win alternatives for each side. IAI seems to be ahead in exploring this cooperation and optimizing the chances in it.”


Arrow-4 Weapon System

Tim Cahill, Lockheed Martin Senior Vice President, International Enterprise Improvement: “Our long-standing relationship with the State of Israel and its protection industries opens new alternatives for Lockheed Martin, aimed to develop our companies around the globe whereas delivering unmatched IAMD capabilities to our world clients. This new Memorandum of Understanding is yet one more step in our technique for cooperation with IAI, as a accomplice in a few of our key packages.”

Some sources mentioned that the manufacturing of the following batch of Arrow 3 components will go to Lockheed Martin, to be adopted by a contract that may make Lockheed Martin the accomplice of IAI within the manufacturing of the Arrow-4. The Israel Missile Protection Group (IMDO), within the Directorate of Protection R&D (MAFAT) of the Israel Ministry of Protection, and the U.S. Missile Protection Company (MDA), have commenced the event of the Arrow-4 system. In keeping with these sources, the businesses plan to judge if the IAI BARAK-8 missile can be utilized as a part of Lockheed’s Aegis weapon system.

Lockheed Martin and IAI to Cooperate in Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Systems
Tim Cahill, Lockheed Martin Senior Vice President, International Enterprise Improvement; Boaz Levy, IAI’s President & CEO