For the first time, a civilian industry will provide comprehensive maintenance support services for operational systems employed by the Israeli Navy. The agreement aims to increase accessibility and efficiency, while reducing costs. In addition, routine maintenance work will be performed at the highest professional level, thus ensuring optimal operational capabilities.
The multi-year agreement will extend for over 20 years and includes maintenance services for dozens of ‘TYPHOON’ remotely-controlled naval weapon stations (RCWS). The services will bolster the technological and operational cooperation between RAFAEL and the Israeli Navy and establish maintenance capabilities for additional systems.
Deputy Director General and Head of the Directorate of Production and Procurement, Zeev Landau, “This is an advanced, first-of-its-kind agreement that will guarantee a maximum accessibility of 80-95 percent for dozens of TYPHOON and MINI-TYPHOON cannons manufactured by RAFAEL installed on various naval vessels, including battleships and patrol ships. The agreement is part of the DOPP’s policy to progress towards multi-year contracts based on availability, which will significantly improve the competence of IDF operational systems.”
Head of the Naval Engineering Department, Capt. Y, “The Israeli Navy, together with the DOPP, agreed to the first commitment of its kind with RAFAEL. As part of the commitment, a long-term contract was signed for the maintenance of Typhoon and Mini-Typhoon weapon stations, manufactured by RAFAEL, which are installed on the various vessels operated by the Israeli Navy. RAFAEL will carry out maintenance and support of the operational array while improving the readiness of the routine security ships and missile ships of the Israeli Navy.”
Executive Vice President and Head of the Land and Naval Division at RAFAEL, Dr Ran Gozali, “We thank the Israeli Ministry of Defence and the Israeli Navy for strengthening cooperation with RAFAEL and for confidence expressed in this ground-breaking move. RAFAEL, as the main developer of the weapon stations, has developed extensive knowhow and accumulated experience in executing major naval projects with clients in Israel and worldwide. We will manage and conduct the maintenance services for the Israeli Navy in the most effective manner and in a way that will ensure the highest degree of operational capability. This agreement is part of RAFAEL’s strategy to increase activity in the field of maintenance and customer support for its customers in Israel and globally. Through this latest project the knowhow shared between RAFAEL and its partners will continue to be enriched and will contribute to more optimized and greater capabilities down the road.”