Raytheon, Israeli contractor to build missile facility in the US

Posted at 9:17 AM, Aug 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-05 12:17:31-04

Raytheon Technologies Corp.'s Tucson-based Missiles & Defense business is working with an Israel-based defense technology company to establish an Iron Dome Weapon System production facility in the U.S.

A location hasn’t been determined for the joint venture between Raytheon and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. Until this latest partnership was formed, all Iron Dome facilities have been in Israel.

The weapon system consists of the Tamir interceptor and launcher and its U.S. derivative, the SkyHunter missile.

Both missiles intercept incoming cruise missiles, unmanned aerial systems and short-range targets such as rockets, artillery, mortars and other threats, Raytheon officials said.

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