Finland signs EUR 317 million deal for David’s Sling air defence system

By Arie Egozi

The contract for the sale of the Israeli developed David's Sling air defence system to Finland was signed.

 

Director General of the Ministry of Defence, Maj. Gen. (Res.) Eyal Zamir, signed an agreement for the sale of the David’s Sling air defence system to Finland. The agreement is valued at approximately 317 million EUR.

 

 

The signing event held at the Israel Ministry of Defence 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 Defence Systems, Maj. Gen. (Res.) Yoav Har-Even, Head of the IMOD’s Directorate of Defence Research & Development (DDR&D), Brig. Gen. (Res.) Dr. Daniel Gold, Head of the Israel Missile Defence Organization (IMDO) in the DDR&D, Mr. Moshe Patel, and additional senior officials.

The David’s Sling air defence system 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 air defence system is jointly developed by the IMDO within the Israel Ministry of Defence’s DDR&D and the United States Missile Defense Agency (MDA) together with primary contractor Rafael Advanced Defence Systems.

 

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