Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Barak surface-to-air missile
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Barak surface-to-air missile

Israel Aerospace Industries and Rocket Propulsion Company ‘Tomer’ Extend Their Cooperation

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Tomer, a government-owned company producing rocket propulsion systems, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). As part of the MoU, the two companies will expand their existing synergy in the fields of propulsion for rockets and missile development. The MoU includes investment in joint projects, mutual R&D and establishing infrastructure for the companies’ respective R&D departments for the benefit of developing future, advanced technologies in the field of rocket propulsion and innovative rocket motors, at a higher quality and faster than in the past.

Mordi Ben Ami, CEO of Tomer: “IAI is a central client of Tomer. The new MoU will boost R&D capabilities and will propel IAI’s R&D capabilities to the forefront of global technology.”

Boaz Levy, President and CEO of IAI: “Cooperation between Tomer and IAI over the years has advanced the State of Israel and the defense establishment in the fields of propulsion and missilery, and led to groundbreaking innovation and capabilities. This agreement highlights the importance both companies see in joint development leading to new, advanced capabilities, supporting the growth of both companies.”

Boaz Levy, President and CEO of IAI, Mordi Ben Ami, CEO of Tomer, signing of the MoU. (Photo by: Michael Vinersky / IAI)

Tomer is a government-owned defense company established as part of the deregulation of former government company Military Industries and received the central rocket propulsion portfolio for Israel’s defense establishment. Tomer is positioned at the forefront of rocket propulsion technology development and manufacturing. Providing a national knowledge center for the U.S. State of Israel, Tomer develops and manufactures rocket systems used in air, land, and naval weapon systems used by Israel’s Ministry of Defense (MOD), Israel Defense Forces (IDF), and foreign armed forces. Established decades ago as a significant contributor to the defense of the new and embattled country, IAI’s solutions excelled in the battlefield and the company quickly grew to become a world leader in its field.