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Brigadier General (res) Dr. Danny Gold, Head of Directorate of Defense Research & Development (DDR&D), Ministry of Defense, Israel

12 Sep 2023
Strategic Command & Keynote Forum

Dr. Gold is in charge of determining the military research and development policy for Israel including oversight of its execution. Dr. Gold is in Charge of all R&D, technology infrastructure, full-scale development, capabilities development, including special directorates (Space, UAV’s, Missile/Rocket Defense), high-end manpower development for the defense organizations, etc. 

Dr. Gold Holds two doctoral degrees, which he has unprecedentedly completed concurrently within a period of two years: A Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering and a Ph.D. in Business Management, Both from Tel-Aviv University. 

He has held several positions in the IMOD and the Israel Air Force (IAF) including management of IMOD and IDF's main projects, head of IMOD/IDF R&D unit, Head of the main UAV/drones projects, head of electronics & electronic warfare, head of armament & avionics. 

After leaving active duty in the IDF/IMOD, Dr. Gold founded the “Gold R&D Technology and Innovation LTD” company, and served as its CEO. 

In addition, Dr. Gold is head of the Israel National Committee for Commercial/Civilian Cyber R&D and he is a board member of the Israel Brain Technology (IBT) Organization. 

Dr. Gold was awarded the 2012 Israel Defense Prize for his initiation and management of the “Iron Dome” missile/rocket defense system. Under his leadership, the R&D unit was awarded the Israel Defense Prize eight times. 

Dr. Gold was personally awarded several times for his technical-operational innovations, which led to exceptional capabilities of the armed forces.

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