Raytheon and Rafael will build a factory in Arkansas to manufacture the Tamir missile for the Iron Dome weapons system.
Raytheon and Rafael to build missile factory in Arkansas.
American company Raytheon, in partnership with Israeli Rafael, will build a manufacturing facility in East Camden, Arkansas to produce the Tamir missile for the Iron Dome weapon system and its American variant, SkyHunter®. The two companies invested $33 million to establish this new facility. Once operational in 2025, the facility will produce missiles for the U.S. Marine Corps and other allied partners.
The US version of the Iron Dome weapon system, SkyHunter, is a medium-range air defense weapon designed to counter a range of threats, including cruise missiles, manned and unmanned aircraft, rockets, artillery and mortars.