Head of the Defense Research and Development Directorate (DDR&D)

BG (Ret.) Dr. Daniel Gold is Head of Israel’s Defense Research and Development. Dr. Gold holds a PhD in Electronic Engineering and a PhD in Business Management. His past positions included Head of IMOD/IDF R&D unit and Head of Israel’s key projects. In 2012 Dr. Gold was awarded the prestigious National Defense Prize for his initiation and management of the “Iron Dome” missiles defense system. Under his leadership, the R&D unit has been awarded the National Defense Prize 14 times. Recently he initiated Israel’s National Technology Center for the Combat against the Corona epidemic.

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