Northrop Grumman Signs a Teaming Agreement with RADA Electronic Industries
Ltd. in Support of Skyguard Tactical Rocket Shield System for the State of
(Source: RADA Electronic Industries Ltd.; issued Jan. 24, 2007)
[With thanks to www.defense-aerospace.com ]
NETANYA, Israel --- RADA Electronic Industries Ltd., announced today that it
has signed a Teaming Agreement with Northrop Grumman Space & Mission Systems
Corporation of Redondo Beach, California to pursue together and cooperate in
the construction and installation of the Skyguard High Energy Laser
Defensive System aimed at hostile rockets and missiles interception for use
by the State of Israel.
NGST and RADA will cooperate in performing contracts resulting from the
procurement of the Tactical Rocket Shield in which NGST is proposing the
Skyguard, in case such system is selected by the State of Israel.
The Parties agreed to cooperate during all phases of the effort, starting at
the source selection until the system is installed and operated. The parties
also agreed to exchange technical data and technology, as authorized by
appropriate government approvals, in support of this program.
RADA Role, as sub contractor to NGST, will be to support NGST in securing
the prime contract for sale of the Skyguard in Israel, participate in the
construction, installation and operation of the system and supply equipment
and services to NGST during the program.
Commenting on the agreement, Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Herzle Bodinger, RADA
President and CEO, said "We believe that the Skyguard is an excellent
solution for the defense of Israeli civilian population against the
continuous rocket and missile attacks. The Skyguard enables installation in
the shortest period and at the same time, provides efficient and cost
effective defense against these threats. We are proud to team with NGST, a
world leader in High Energy Laser Defense Systems, and we are looking
forward to begin the joint effort with them."
Skyguard is the end product of over thirty years of development of laser
weapon systems by NGST. Skyguard has higher power and a larger beam than
previous designs, making it a much more capable system.
A single Skyguard system can defend a large civilian population or
industrial area, large military installation and/or deployed forces. The
first Skyguard system could be deployed in Israel within 18 months of date
RADA Electronic Industries Ltd. is an Israel based company involved in the
military and commercial aerospace industries. The company specializes in
Avionics systems (Digital Video Recorders, Ground Debriefing Stations,
Stores Management Systems, Flight Data Recorders, Inertial Navigation
Systems), Trainers Upgrades, Avionics systems for the UAV market, and
Electro optic cameras for airplanes and armored vehicles.