Lockheed Martin Partners with Israel Aerospace Industries on Global Air Defense Projects

Tel Aviv—March 21, 2022 — Lockheed Martin and IAI have agreed to partner to jointly promote a Ground Based Air Defense (GBAD) system centered around the Lockheed Martin United Kingdom SkyKeeper and the BARAK MX system.

As part of the partnership, Lockheed Martin and IAI will promote their technological and manufacturing expertise in air defense solutions that protect military forces and high value assets from missile threats around the world. This new cooperation is a direct result of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the companies in July 2021 and after a review of relevant business opportunities.

Scott Arnold, Vice President, Integrated Air and Missile Defense, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, said: “We’re looking forward to further developing our partnership with IAI and working together to deliver a state-of-the-art solution designed to address the critical gap in short and medium-range ground based air defense.”

Boaz Levy, President and CEO of IAI, said: “These are the fruits of the cooperation agreement we recently signed with Lockheed Martin, the leading defense contractor in the U.S., and IAI’s steadfast partner over many years and in various fields. I am pleased that Lockheed Martin selected us, and I am certain this reflects the high mutual esteem existing in both the technological and business fields between the two companies. Together we will continue to lead substantial projects for our customers around the world.”

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