Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Ltd. announces the opening of a local company in Australia, as part of an expansion of the company’s operations in the country and of Rafael’s marketing efforts towards significant arming programmes by the Australian army in land and sea.
The new Melbourne-based company will be managed by an Israeli and local team. In addition, the company will be engaged in deepening the inter-industrial relationship between Rafael and Australian companies to create joint ventures and joint production and marketing of systems.
Several Rafael systems have been in use for years by the Australian Army, including remote-controlled weapon stations, naval systems, aerial attack guidance systems, and more.
Executive VP of Marketing and Business Development at Rafael, Giora Katz said that the opening of the company in Australia is part of Rafael’s global strategy to create local partnerships with companies in various countries, in order to meet the growing demand in many countries to perform some of the development and manufacturing operations by local companies. “Rafael has over 100 such JV’s, including a manufacturing facility in India, and we have recently signed agreements with Australia’s Bisalloy for the supply of metals for the manufacture of military systems and with Varley for the creation of cooperation and the establishment of an infrastructure for joint production of SPIKE missiles,” said Katz.