Tel Aviv: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited a Rafael Facility in northern Israel on November 21, 2023. The Prime Minister received briefings from Rafael’s Chairman, Dr Yuval Steinitz, and CEO, Brigadier General (Ret.) Yoav Har-Even, on Rafael’s activities during the ongoing war, including Iron Dome, David’s Sling, TROPHY APS, and more.
Additionally, the two presented to the Prime Minister the robust activity taking place across the company’s facilities, in collaboration with the IDF and all security forces, since the outbreak of the war on October 7.
PM Netanyahu also toured the production lines at the facility and met with Rafael’s workers who operate 24/7 since the beginning of the conflict. The Prime Minister expressed gratitude for their devoted work, providing the security establishment with all necessary means for ongoing combat.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated: “I am here at Rafael, which essentially provides us the nation’s Iron Dome. Here, they manufacture the interceptors of Iron Dome that intercept missiles and rockets, produce many other things for both defensive and offensive operations. I want to thank the scientists, engineers, production workers, and everyone contributing to this unique effort.”
Rafael’s Chairman, Dr. Yuval Steinitz, said, “We are pleased to host Prime Minister Netanyahu, even in this difficult and challenging period. Prime Minister, there are thousands of dedicated workers here, some of whom you’ve met, working night and day to produce more Iron Dome interceptors, David’s Sling, additional TROPHY Active Protection Systems and developing new means and capabilities for the air, ground, sea, and intelligence forces aiding and already operating in the ongoing conflict.”
Rafael’s CEO & President, Brigadier General (Ret.) Yoav Har-Even, stated: “Rafael is fully engaged in the war effort, and we are proud to see our systems working shoulder to shoulder with the security forces, saving lives. Alongside hundreds of workers drafted for emergency reservist’s enlistment and hundreds more relocated from their homes, Rafael’s employees work around the clock to provide the required means—those familiar and those not yet revealed.”