For the primary time, a civilian business will present complete upkeep help providers for operational programs employed by the Israeli Navy. The settlement goals to extend accessibility and effectivity, whereas lowering prices. As well as, routine upkeep work will likely be carried out on the highest skilled stage, thus guaranteeing optimum operational capabilities. The multi-year settlement will prolong for over 20 years and consists of upkeep providers for dozens of ‘TYPHOON’ remotely-controlled naval weapon stations (RCWS). The providers will bolster the technological and operational cooperation between RAFAEL and the Israeli Navy and set up upkeep capabilities for extra programs. The TYPHOON accommodates small- to medium-caliber weapons, enabling superior ship perimeter safety.

Government Vice President and Head of the Land and Naval Division at RAFAEL, Dr. Ran Gozali mentioned: “We thank the Israeli Ministry of Defence and the Israeli Navy for strengthening cooperation with RAFAEL and for confidence expressed on this ground-breaking transfer. RAFAEL, as the primary developer of the weapon stations, has developed in depth know the way and gathered expertise in executing main naval tasks with shoppers in Israel and worldwide. We’ll handle and conduct the upkeep providers for the Israeli Navy in the simplest method and in a manner that can guarantee the best diploma of operational functionality. This settlement is a part of RAFAEL’s technique to extend exercise within the subject of upkeep and buyer help for its clients in Israel and globally.”


Mini-Hurricane distant working weapon programs. (Photograph by RAFAEL)

Deputy Director Normal and Head of the Directorate of Manufacturing and Procurement, Zeev Landau mentioned: “That is a sophisticated, first-of-its-kind settlement that can assure a most accessibility of 80-95% for dozens of TYPHOON and MINI-TYPHOON cannons manufactured by RAFAEL put in on varied naval vessels, together with battleships and patrol ships.”

Head of the Naval Engineering Division, Capt. Y. mentioned: “The Israeli Navy, along with the DOPP, agreed to the primary dedication of its sort with RAFAEL. As a part of the dedication, a long-term contract was signed for the upkeep of Hurricane and Mini-Hurricane weapon stations, manufactured by RAFAEL, that are put in on the assorted vessels operated by the Israeli Navy.”

The TYPHOON is a sort of distant weapon station manufactured by Rafael Superior Protection Methods of Israel, and it shares related design rules and customary applied sciences with Samson Distant Managed Weapon Station (Samson RCWS), a land-based system manufactured by the identical developer. The excessive stage of stabilization and pointing accuracy leads to a excessive hit chance, even towards a number of small and quick maneuvering targets akin to in swarm assault eventualities, in addition to air targets akin to UAVs and drones. The TYPHOON Household is in operational use in 16 worldwide navies, who’ve efficiently built-in the programs on board an enormous array of naval vessels, from patrol boats and offshore patrol vessels (OPV) to plane carriers. TYPHOON’S worldwide set up base consists of the floor fleet of the U.S. Navy and the Royal Australian Navy.