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Le major-général Yoav Har-Even est président et chef de la direction de Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. Avant de rejoindre Rafael en 2015, il a été chef de la direction des opérations des Forces de défense israéliennes.

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd conçoit, développe, fabrique et distribue une large gamme de systèmes de défense de haute technologie pour les armées de l’Air, de Terre, la Marine ainsi que des applications spatiales.

Plus de 9 % de son chiffre d’affaires est investi dans la recherche et développement. La société a tissé des liens privilégiés avec l’Armée de défense d’Israël et ses produits et savoir-faire sont intégrés dans toutes les forces armées israélienne.

RAFAEL collabore également avec différentes sociétés américaines (Lockheed Martin, Raytheon) et européennes (Thales, EADS, BAE) sur plusieurs projets de missiles, drones et systèmes d’armes.

RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. posts its financial results today (Thursday) for FY 2019, amid the COVID-19 global crisis, with record sales of $2.7 billion, an increase of %3.9 compared to 2018. The company’s orders totaled $2.8 billion (10 billion Shekels), with record high export orders, and an order backlog of $7.2 billion (24.8 billion Shekels), equivalent to 2.5 sales years, despite the significant depreciation in the Dollar- and Euro-to-Shekel exchange rates. In addition, in 2019, the company handed over a dividend of some 500 million Shekels to the Israeli government.

In 2019, RAFAEL continued to press ahead with extensive marketing and business activities in Israel and around the world, including the acquisition of UAV manufacturer Aeronautics and other companies, as well as numerous other activities.

RAFAEL PRESIEDNT & CEO, Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Yoav Har-Even:

“As RAFAEL concludes the 2019 fiscal year, in addition to its significant contribution to developing and providing defense technologies, it is also engaged in the effort to find solutions for the COVID-19 and against its spread. We are certain that the company’s financial robustness will ensure its ability to face the coming uncertainties and challenges. These days, thanks to adequate preparation, we are able to carry out our work, while adhering to the Ministry of Health’s directives, and to maintain our commitments, with the relentless hard work of our outstanding men and women who consider this effort their mission.”

In the past year, RAFAEL made a number of other significant achievements, including the sale of two Iron Dome batteries to the US Army, and an on-time delivery of the US Army’s first TROPHY Active Protection Systems. In 2019, RAFAEL received an urgent order from India for the supply of SPIKE missile systems, and a major order for SPIKE from Germany, while expanding its SPIKE user-base to 34 nations. The company signed a number of important JV’s, and posted an increase in the number of users of its Litening Pod. Domestically, RAFAEL won a strategic contract for a multi-domain project with the Israeli MOD, and was also awarded the Israel Defense Prize for its SPICE 1000 air-to-surface system.

RAFAEL’s investment in its manpower continued in 2019, recruiting over 800 new employees, primarily in technological fields, with 9% of its sales channeled to R&D of defense and civilian technologies, which also entailed vast cooperation with academic bodies in Israel and around the world.

 

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