from the June 2006 issue

Rafael, BAE win follow-on order for Typhoons from U.S. Navy

The Rafael Armament Development Authority and BAE will be supplying the American Navy with 67 more Typhoon naval systems.

Rafael's part in the order is worth $28 million.

The Typhoon platforms are remotely-controlled, highly accurate lightweight weapons stations to control medium-caliber cannons. Rafael designed them for small and medium sized combat boats, though it says the systems can be used on larger vessels. The Navy selected the Typhoon systems after deciding that it best met its needs. A Rafael source commented that the systems can be used in the fight against terrorism.

The Typhoon is considered to be one of the most advanced systems of its type in the world. It is in wide use in several countries.

Reprinted from the Israel High-Tech & Investment Report June 2006

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