IAI to Develop and Build Israeli National Communication Satellite
Called Dror 1, the satellite is intended to fulfill the country’s communication needs for the next 15 years
Udi Etsion | 10:47 05.01.2020
Israeli defense contractor Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI) will develop and build Israel’s national communication satellite, to be called Dror 1, IAI announced Thursday. The satellite is intended to fulfill the country’s Satellite communication needs for the next 15 years. The deal is estimated at between $190 million and $200 million. Dror 1 will be built by IAI’s systems missiles & space group, based mostly on technology developed in Israel, according to IAI. The new agreement between IAI and the Israeli government implements a September 2018 government decision to promote a long-term strategy for Israeli satellite communications.