Aeronautics Group, the Israeli specialist in UAS platforms and payloads, announced on 4 March the appointment of Moshe Elazar as its new CEO, stepping into the shoes of his outgoing predecessor, Amos Mathan.
Prior to this appointment, Elazar held several executive positions at Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, the most recent being Executive Vice President & General Manager Land & Naval Division. Prior to Rafael, Elazar held numerous senior positions in both the Israel Ministry of Defense (IMOD) and Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Navy, from which he retired with the rank of Captain. He holds several degrees, including an MSc in Electrical Engineering, an MBA and an MA in National Security.
Aeronautics’ Chairman, Yoav Har-Even, stated that “after fulfilling diverse senior positions in the IDF, at the Ministry of Defense and at Rafael, Mr Elazar will continue to lead Aeronautics in its development and expansion of operations around the world.” He also said “I acknowledge and highly value the work of our outgoing CEO, Mr Mathan, who has brought the company to where it is today ‒ a leader in its field, with a spread of its advanced systems in fifty-six countries around the world” and referred to Aeronautics’ recent win of a large IDF tender in cooperation with Rafael."