Dr. Uzi Rubin
Expert on missile defense and the resilience of Israel’s home front.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Rubin was founder and first director (1991-1999) of the Israel Missile Defense Organization in the Israel Ministry of Defense, which developed, produced and deployed the country’s first national defense shield – the Arrow missile. He subsequently served as Senior Director for Proliferation and Technology in the National Security Council (1999-2001), and directed several defense programs at the Israel Aerospace Industries and in the defense ministry. He was twice awarded the Israel Defense Prize (1996 and 2003). He was also awarded the US Missile Defense Agency “David Israel” Prize (2000). He has been a visiting scholar at the Stanford Center for International Security and Arms Control, where he directed a study on missile proliferation.
Expert on missile defense and the resilience of Israel’s home front.
Iran’s UAVs join Russia’s war against Ukraine
Iran has become a significant supplier of Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) to Russia for its war in Ukraine. Iran’s agreement to violate the unofficial arms embargo that the world imposes on Russia has political and military significance to Israel that may be reflected in limiting Israel’s freedom of action in Syria. In the short time since their introduction on Ukraine’s battlefields, the Iranian UAVs proved their lethality and the difficulty in defending against them. Undoubtedly, Iran’s armed forces will gain valuable lessons from the operation of its UAVs in a high-intensity war. Israel must follow the developments closely.
From “Protective Edge” to “Breaking Dawn”: The Race between Palestinian Rockets offense and Israel’s Missile Defense
Operation “Breaking Dawn” achieved its military and political goals. But it also demonstrated the neck to neck race between the growth rate of the Palestinian’s rocket capabilities and Israel’s defensive capabilities. Israel should prepare for a situation where the current configuration of missile defense will not be sufficient to contain the rocket offensive.
Missiles and UAVs in the Battle of Ukraine: A Preliminary Evaluation
A significant dimension of the Battle of Ukraine is the extensive use of cutting-edge, 21st Century weapons, namely UAVs and precision missiles, both ballistic and cruise. Of the three types of weapons, precision cruise missiles seem to have been the most effective to date.
UAVs in the Skies of the Mediterranean
UAVs, which used to be supportive weapons systems, are rapidly maturing into decisive weapons. Israel now faces threats from the entire spectrum of unmanned aerospace vehicles, ranging from Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles (UCAVs) to Kamikaze drones and precision ballistic missiles.
Israel’s Defense Industries: From Clandestine Workshops to Global Giants
The growth of Israel’s defense industries is a story of success inseparable from the history of the State of Israel and the entire Zionist project. Israel's defense industries are a source of national pride – and rightfully so.
Israel’s Security Dilemma: Prepare for Full-Scale War or a Series of Limited Wars?
Which type of war should Israel prepare for: Full-scale war against state armies, or a continued series of limited wars where the home front is the main target? Each of these two types of conflict requires a different force-building strategy and different economic investments.
Missiles and UAVs in the Battle for Freedom of Navigation in the Red Sea
While the effectiveness of the anti-ship weapons used by the Houthis against cargo vessels and warships appears to be quite limited – both due to technical restrictions and interception by US and UK warships – they still are effective enough to threaten freedom of navigation in the Red Sea and disrupt maritime supply lines from East Asia to Europe and the Middle East. If the current "Swords of Iron" campaign escalates into a full-scale war along Israel's northern border, decision-makers in Jerusalem will have to take into account the potential of Hezbollah and pro-Iranian militias in Syria and Iraq to employ similar weapons and tactics to disrupt Israel's maritime supply lines in the Mediterranean.
Will the Rocket Threat from Jenin Match the Threat from Gaza?
What are the prospects that the terrorist organizations in Northern Samaria will acquire missile capabilities equal to those of Hamas and Palestinian Jihad in Gaza? Israel needs to prepare for what may soon transpire inside Palestinian cities.
Con artists of Tehran
A recently disclosed ruling by Iran's supreme leader caps the range of Iran's missiles at 2,000 kilometers, a distance that threatens Israel, Saudi Arabia and Egypt but doesn’t threaten Western Europe. Practically speaking, this ruling is neither new nor truthful. Europe has a good reason to be concerned.
Rafael, Raytheon Reach Deal on ‘American’ Iron Dome
Dr. Uzi Rubin: Today, every young militia fighter has as many rockets, GRAD missiles or Iranian weapons that he wants. Short-range missiles are the weapon du jour of anyone battling American troops. Iron Dome is a necessary response.
How worried should we be that Russia might have an Israeli missile? Not very, says expert.
Founder and former head of the Homa Directorate in the Defense Ministry Dr. Uzi Rubin, says Israel must take into account that what goes up, must come down – sometimes, over the border.
Iranian strike on Saudi oil facilities a global wake-up call, defense official warns.
Dr. Uzi Rubin of JISS: We are advancing in cruise missiles, and the Iranians are advancing. This is an arms race.