Rafael and Raytheon are expanding their active defense alliance through co-production of the Israeli Iron Dome and possible adaptation of the jointly developed Stunner interceptor for use by the US Army and its allies.

The two firms are partners on the Stunner, developed for the David’s Sling Weapon System, a US-Israel government-funded and managed program in which Raytheon serves as principal subcontractor to Israel’s state-owned Rafael.

In the coming months, pending final approval by Israel’s Defense Ministry and the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency, Rafael plans to adopt a new agreement on Tamir, a maneuvering missile developed by Rafael for Israel’s Iron Dome intercepting batteries. […]