Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd.
Rafael develops and manufactures advanced defense systems for the Israeli Defense Forces and the defense establishment, as well as for foreign customers around the world. The company offers its customers a diversified array of innovative solutions at the leading edge of global technology, from underwater systems through naval, ground, and air superiority systems to space systems. Rafael is one of Israel's largest defense companies, with 2016 net profit of $123 million and record-high orders totaling $2.8 billion.
Rafael Air Superiority Systems Division – Designs, develops and manufactures world-leading air defense and air-to-air systems.
This division is responsible for the joint Rafael-Raytheon development of systems, such as: David's Sling, an air defense system designed to intercept medium range rockets and missiles, as well as air-breathing target. Iron Dome, an air defense system for interception of short-medium range rockets.
In addition, this division is also responsible for SPYDER, an air-defense system, based on Rafael's advanced air-to-air Python-5 and Derby missiles, and for Barak – a naval point defense system.