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01 July 2013 | Source: RAFAEL
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., designer, developer, and manufacturer of leading naval, air and land systems, is announcing a series of organizational changes and re-structuring.
These changes include the establishment of a Land & Naval Division. This division will also be responsible for the Systems Integrated Security (SIS) solutions for Critical Asset and Infrastructure on land and at sea.
Rafael's substantial investment in R&D is being bolstered with the establishment of an R&D and Engineering Division. The new division will amalgamate Rafael's entire R&D activity.
Rafael has established a new Sector, called Air & C4ISR Systems Sector. This new Sector will include Air-To-Ground Systems (SPICE), Electro-Optical Systems (Litening, Reccelite, etc.), Communications and Intelligence.
Rafael's Air Defense Directorate has been transformed into Air superiority Systems Sector, and will be responsible for Air & Missiles Defense systems along with the Air- to-Air product line.
Rafael's President and CEO, VADM (ret.) Yedidia Yaari, noted: "These changes were made in keeping with our vision to serve as a significant pillar in Israel's security, in addition to serving as its National Laboratory, while maintaining our robust financial performance, with sales of over 1.7 Billion Dollars in 2012, and an order backlog covering more than two years.
We pride ourselves in our superb scientists and engineers, who since Rafael's establishment have developed some of the world's most ground-breaking systems, such as Iron dome, TROPHY, Protector, and many others. I am happy to say that we are continuing to constantly and consistently recruit more such excellent personnel to our ranks. I am convinced that these changes will serve us in achieving our plans and goals and in meeting our future challenges."
Further to these organizational changes, Rafael announces the following appointments:
Mr. David Stemer, Deputy CEO & COO (in addition to his current role as the General Manager of Rafael's Missile and NCW Division).
Mr. Giora Katz, Executive VP and Head of the Land & Naval Division
Dr. Tuvia Ronen, Executive VP and Head of the R&D and Engineering Division
Mr. Yossi Druker, VP and Head of the Air Superiority Systems Sector
Mr. Yuval Miller, VP and Head of the Air and C4ISR Systems Sector