Israeli Rafael Awarded Contract To Supply EW Suite And Guns for Philippines

The Typhoon weapon system. Photo: Rafael

The Rafael Advanced Systems announced that it had won a contract to provide the suite that includes a combat management system, Typhoon weapon systems and Spike missiles for the Philippines Navy.

Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems announced Wednesday that it has been awarded a contract worth approximately $80 million to supply a comprehensive naval warfare systems suite for Shaldag MK V fast patrol boats, made by Israel Shipyards. The contract will be executed over the course of three years, Rafael said. 

The Philippines Navy has acquired nine Shaldag Mk Vs fast patrol boat, nine being made in Israel and four to be made locally at Cavite Shipyards in a contract worth $127.9 million.

Rafael will supply its client with the advanced suite that includes a combat management system, Typhoon and Mini-Typhoon remote operating weapon systems, naval Spike missiles, Sea-Com internal communication system and BNET tactical data link, as well as other components with full maintenance and support services, according to the company.

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Ran Tavor, Vice President and head of Rafael’s Naval Warfare Systems directorate, said “Our naval applications integrate the groundbreaking combat-proven technologies found in Rafael systems across a multitude of domains along with the important advantage of accumulated experience in major naval projects with customers all around the world.” 

“The specialized portfolio of naval systems utilizes Rafael’s world-renowned latest technological innovation, such as advanced naval missile system using electro-optics seeker, computer vision, artificial intelligence and decision-making algorithms, that enables a wide range of tailored capability deployment choices, offering clients pinpoint accuracy, unrivaled flexibility and adaptability in order to best tackle current and future threats as well as to meet their individual requirements and needs.”

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