Is­rael signs its biggestever de­fence deal

The Jewish Chronicle - - WORLD NEWS -

IS­RAEL AERO­SPACE In­dus­tries (IAI), a de­fence and aero­space man­u­fac­turer wholly owned by the Is­raeli gov­ern­ment, an­nounced the coun­try’s big­gest se­cu­rity con­tract ever last week, worth al­most $2 bil­lion. IAI is to pro­vide ad­vanced medi­um­range sur­face-to-air mis­siles to the In­dian army, worth $1.6 bil­lion. The rest of the or­der, worth $400 mil­lion, will go to Rafael Ad­vanced De­fence Sys­tems — another state-owned de­fence com­pany. Rafael will pro­vide com­po­nents for the mis­sile sys­tems. The deal in­cludes the sup­ply of lon­grange sur­face-to-air mis­siles that would be de­ployed on In­dia’s first air­craft car­rier.

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