Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and Bisalloy Steels have signed a contract for the supply of armour steel for use in Rafael’s add-on armour range for Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFVs).
The $900,000 contract follows the successful completion of a test and evaluation program which included an assessment of Bisalloy’s product range and technical expertise, production management systems and global supply capability.
“The performance of Bisalloy and its Bisalloy Armour steel range during our testing and evaluation program was highly impressive,” Rafael Australia’s General Manager Ido Spitzer said in a statement.
“New supply-chain partners have to meet the highest standard of capability and product performance to participate in our programs because ultimately lives depend on the performance of our armoured vehicles in combat situations,” he added. “We are proud to be not only expanding our Australian footprint and but also strengthening our commitment to taking Australian technology and expertise to the world.”