Abu Dhabi. 16 February 2023. RAFAEL is arriving at IDEX & NAVDEX after RAFAEL’s President & CEO M.G. (Ret.) Yoav Har-Even inaugurated the new office in an intimate ceremony with Emirati and Israeli officials, ushering in the historic occasion. Har-
Even was joined by Mr. Amir Hayek, Israel’s Ambassador to the UAE, as well as by representatives from the UAE Government and industry.

RAFAEL’s new office will enable the company to explore opportunities in the region, utilizing its culture of collaboration, excellence and innovation to create relationships with governments, customers and defense industry leaders. The Abu Dhabi office joins the ranks of RAFAEL’s global network of operations.

"We are encouraged by yet another concrete step in strengthening RAFAEL’s ties with the UAE. We can now say that we have built the bridge to the United Arab Emirates by this inaugural investment and are excited to continue to expand the relationships that have been
cultivated thus far", said Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Yoav Har-Even, RAFAEL President & CEO. Gearing up for IDEX 2023, RAFAEL will be exhibiting an array of defence solutions and innovative technologies, some for the first time at the UAE, including the IRON BEAM high energy laser weapon system (HELWS). The IRON BEAM HELWS is designed to augment the capabilities of air defence systems like the IRON DOME.

Beyond the array of advanced air defence solutions like the DRONE DOME and the SPYDER, RAFAEL has expanded its portfolio and upgraded systems to meet emerging threats. The SPYDER air defence system has been upgraded to allow for the counter ballistic missile capability through an extended range of the Derby LR missile.

Another first at the UAE based exhibition will be RAFAEL’s NLOS Mission Task Force
(NMT), which utilizes the world’s first 6 th generation missile, the SPIKE NLOS. This will be
displayed at the RAFAEL booth alongside manned and unmanned systems that are supported
by Artificial Intelligence, UAS management systems, and sophisticated robotics which allow
for unprecedented situational awareness and flexibility for any force in the complex modern
battlespace. This display will also feature new, unique capabilities that RAFAEL has
developed and is offering for remote controlled weapon stations like the SAMSON.

LITESAT electro-optical earth observation system RAFAEL’s focus at IDEX is also highlighted by the company’s new space portfolio. The research and development of new space capabilities will be represented through the LITESAT electro-optical earth observation system which functions as a microsatellite to
provide high-resolution, geospatial data.

Since the signing of the Abraham Accords, RAFAEL has embraced the formalization of regional partnerships in the Gulf. This partnership has involved close work on business opportunities and participation in both local and global exhibitions in the region and within the UAE. The new era officially commenced at the Dubai Air Show of 2021 and RAFAEL has only continued building and deepening our ties based on a shared vision of staying at the cutting-edge and finding the most advanced solutions to the threats that effect the region.