By Arie Egozi
Tel Aviv. Lockheed Martin and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) have entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for collaboration in Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) systems.
Under this collaboration, the companies will explore potential joint opportunities in areas such as research and development, production, marketing and other activities. Both companies will establish an executive steering committee and working groups for the implementation of this MOU and cooperation.
Tim Cahill, Lockheed Martin Senior Vice President, Global Business Development said, “Our long-standing relationship with the State of Israel and its defense industries opens new opportunities for Lockheed Martin, aimed to expand our businesses around the world while delivering unmatched IAMD capabilities to our global customers. This new Memorandum of Understanding is yet another step in our strategy for cooperation with IAI, as a partner in some of our key programs.”
Boaz Levy, IAI’s President & CEO commented, “The MOU entered today is a strategic agreement for us. Combining the development capabilities and the vast knowhow of Lockheed Martin and IAI experience accumulated over the years in IAMD systems will create win-win opportunities for both sides. IAI looks forward in exploring this cooperation and optimizing the possibilities.”
-The writer is an International Roving Correspondent of the publication. Views expressed are personal and do not necessarily reflect the views of Raksha Anirveda