Providing Defense Solutions Worldwide

Israel-based Rafael Advanced Defense Systems exhibited at the GEOINT Symposium for the first time


Perhaps best known for its Iron Dome air defense system that has protected Israel since 2011, and for it extensive range of munitions, Israeli company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems exhibited at the GEOINT Symposium for the first time and is also a new USGIF Organizational Member. Its product line shows that the company, founded in 1948, a year after Israel won its independence, has become a one-stop shop providing defense solutions for clients around the globe.

Rafael brought to Tampa IMILITE, a multi-sensor interpretation system for defense; IMISIGHT, which offers imagery insights for enterprise customers; and LIGHTSPEED, a mapping solution.

The product selection indicates an understanding of dealing with volume in the big data era.

“We are focusing on imagery intelligence solutions,” said Rom Timor, Rafael’s imagery intelligence solutions manager, who led the company’s contingent at GEOINT 2018. “All of our solutions and products are aimed to extract meaningful information out of a huge amount of imagery data using advanced algorithms and automated processes.”

Rafael’s mission in Tampa was ambitious.

“Our goal [was] to expose our high-end solutions to relevant participants and to identify business opportunities and potential collaborations.”

Image Credit: Rafael

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