Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd
POB 2250
Haifa, 3102102

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd


Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd (formerly Rafael Armament Development Authority Ltd) 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 divided into six divisions:

  • Air Superiority Systems Division – designs, develops and manufactures world-leading air defense and air-to-air systems.
  • Land & Naval Systems Division - designs, develops and manufactures land, naval and underwater systems.
  • Air&C4ISR Systems Division - This new division includes Air-To-Ground Systems (SPICE-a precise standoff bomb with advanced target-detection and navigation capabilities), airborne Electro-Optical Systems for observation, navigation and targeting (Litening) and for real-time aerial surveillance (Reccelite), detection of light arms fire source for quick sensor-to-shooter engagement (Spotlite), Communications and Intelligence and Cyber.
  • Manor and Technologies - develops rocket motors, warheads and pyrotechnics, and naval decoys.
  • R&D and Engineering Division - This division amalgamate Rafael's entire R&D activity, with advanced knowledge and capabilities in a variety of fields, including image processing, mechanics, electronics, software, aeronautical and micro electronics, and more.
  • Ordnance and National Infrastructure Division manages national development centers and infrastructure, including the national test-range, the Center for Military Research, and the Center for EW Simulation
Manufacturer of Armaments