Rafael Advanced Defense Systems recently underwent reorganization, with an establishment of a new Land & Naval Systems Division, according to i-hls.
The new Land & Naval Systems unit is to develop and produce, among others, weapon platforms, armored vehicle defense systems, shoulder-launched systems and naval defense systems. In addition, the division will develop defense systems for strategic maritime installations and infrastructure.
The new division has already assumed responsibility of several lines of business, including the Samson remotely operated weapon stations and MATADOR unguided man-portable rocket systems, in addition to the comprehensive ballistic protection activities that also include reactive armor and the Trophy family of active protection systems, according to Defense Update.
The new division will be in charge of all Rafael’s activities having to do with land systems, and will utilize all of Rafael’s advanced technologies developed over the years. The division will also develop unmanned vehicles, such as the “Protector” boat already in use in Israel and several other nations. Unmanned naval vehicles will play an important role in the protections of underwater natural gas and oil reserves, such as the ones found in Israeli waters.