Kenya eyes Rafael’s Spyder air protection system – report

May 16, 2024 | blog

Kenya is in superior negotiations on the acquisition of the Spyder air protection system from Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, in response to the ZM web site. Another nation to have expressed curiosity within the system is Greece. According to the web site, a Rafael delegation visited Athens three weeks in the past to current the Spyder system to the excessive command of the Greek air power.

According to the present report, Kenya, which like its neighbors perceives a rising want for air protection methods, approached Israel because the nation recognized for having one of the best such methods. Kenya is now specializing in the Spyder system, which in response to international information shops one other African nation, Morocco, has already purchased. According to the studies, nonetheless, Kenya’s curiosity within the Spyder system particularly might but change.

A deal for the sale of the Spyder system to Kenya would characterize an attention-grabbing change for Rafael, since in its breakdown of gross sales for 2023, the African continent accounts for simply 1% of the whole. Rafael had report gross sales of NIS 14.04 billion final 12 months, 21% greater than in 2022. Its important markets have been Israel (54%), Europe (19%) and Asia (19%). The Americas weren’t an particularly vital gross sales vacation spot (7%).

Spyder is a sophisticated air protection system in operational use by a number of militaries all over the world, amongst them that of the Czech Republic. It gives safety at totally different ranges in opposition to a wide range of threats: UAVs, plane, helicopters, and short-range ballistic missiles. The system intercepts threats by way of two households of missiles produced by Rafael: Python and Derby.

Within the previous few months, Rafael has offered a brand new configuration of the Spyder system, referred to as All-in-One, providing an entire air protection system consisting of radar, the TopLite EO/IR sensor, command and management, and Python and Derby interceptors, all mounted on one car. Last January, Rafael carried out a profitable trial of the Spyder system within the All-in-One configuration along with the Ministry of Defense Directorate of Defense Research and Development.

Published by Globes, Israel enterprise information – – on May 7, 2024.

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