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International missile developer partners with Australian steel manufacturer

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A local steel manufacturer has partnered with an international defence systems provider that will see the Australian company take part in a major export contract.

A local steel manufacturer has partnered with an international defence systems provider that will see the Australian company take part in a major export contract.

Israel's Rafael Advanced Defense Systems said its new commercial relationship with Bisalloy Steels will see the Australian high-tensile and abrasion-resistant quenched and tempered steel plate manufacturer join its extensive international supply chain.

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General manager of Rafael Australia Ido Spitzer said, "We are very proud to be able to work with such a well-renowned and proven Australian steel company. We have chosen Bisalloy as they are internationally competitive in terms of price, quality and performance."

The company added that successful trials of Bisalloy’s armour plating will result in a major export contract.

Bisalloy Steels is based in Unanderra, south of Sydney in regional NSW. The company has been operating for almost 40 years.

Bisalloy chief executive Greg Albert said the NSW company is proud to have been selected by the Israeli defence giant.

"It is a testament to our position as a competitive Australian supplier in the world market that we have been able to form this new relationship," Albert said.

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"We are excited to be able to expand our international operations for the first time into Israel and are looking forward to the ongoing export opportunities this will provide us."

This announcement comes as Rafael moves ahead with its plan to increase its presence in Australia.

"Rafael has been working hard to make lasting and positive relationships with Australian industry as we aim to grow our footprint in a positive and productive way within Australia," Spitzer said.

Rafael recently announced it partnered with NSW defence engineering company Varley Australia to create a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Australia, which will provide production and support of Rafael's new, fifth generation Spike LR2 anti-tank guided missile. Varley and Rafael's facility will become the first to manufacture the Spike LR2 outside of Israel.

Rafael is hoping to have its products provided to the winning bidder of the LAND 400 Phase 2 project.

Varley and Rafael said their partnership will provide LAND 400 Phase 2 with a unique source for local production and sustainment that will last for decades. The companies anticipate the high-level jobs planned for production on Spike LR2 will lead to adjacent opportunities, including the provision of support to future Rafael products such as the Iron Dome’s interceptor Tamir, the Trophy active protection system and more.

International missile developer partners with Australian steel manufacturer
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