Director General of the Ministry of Defense, Maj. Gen. (Res.) Eyal Zamir, signed an agreement for the sale of the David's Sling system to Finland. The agreement is valued at approximately 317 million EUR.
The signing event held at the Israel Ministry of Defense Headquarters was attended by the Ambassador of Finland to Israel, H.E. Dr. Nina Nordström, Finnish Defence Attaché to Israel, Col. Oula Asteljoki, President and CEO of Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, Maj. Gen. (Res.) Yoav Har-Even, Head of the IMOD's Directorate of Defense Research & Development (DDR&D), Brig. Gen. (Res.) Dr. Daniel Gold, Head of the Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) in the DDR&D, Mr. Moshe Patel, and additional senior officials.
The David's Sling is one of the world's leading systems for intercepting advanced threats, including ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, aircraft and drones. The system has demonstrated high-performance capabilities in the ongoing war in a range of challenging scenarios.
The David's Sling system is jointly developed by the IMDO within the Israel Ministry of Defense's DDR&D and the United States Missile Defense Agency (MDA) together with primary contractor Rafael Advanced Defense Systems.