Aeronautics’ board of directors appoints Dan Slasky as CEO of the Aeronautics Group

Aeronautics’ board of directors appoints Dan Slasky as CEO of the Aeronautics Group

The Aeronautics Group’s board of directors, headed by Chairman and RAFAEL CEO Maj. Gen. (ret.) Yoav Har-Even has appointed Dan Slasky as the CEO of the company which is a leading provider of integrated turnkey solutions based on unmanned systems platforms, payloads and communications for defence and HLS applications.

Slasky replaces Moshe Elazar, who completed a successful three-year term as Aeronautics Group CEO during which the company doubled its sales, tripled its order backlog, and developed innovative and ground-breaking products and won major international tenders.

For the past five years, Slasky has served as CEO of the SCD Group (jointly owned by RAFAEL and Elbit
Systems), which develops and manufactures infrared sensors for the defence and civilian markets. Under his leadership, the company has grown and developed into a world leader in its field, with annual sales of
approximately USD 200 million, a wide geographic distribution, and products installed on major platforms in Israel and around the world.

Prior to that, Slasky served in senior management positions at Elbit Systems, including as Senior Vice
President and manager of the Airborne Electro-Optical and Lasers Division, involved with anti-missile
defense systems (DIRCM) installed on military and civilian aircraft, tactical and long-range observation
systems for drones and manned aircraft, space imaging systems, head Up display systems for aircraft, and
laser-based systems.

“I welcome the appointment of Dan Slasky as CEO of the Aeronautics Group,” says Maj. Gen. Yoav Har-Even, Chairman of Aeronautics and CEO of RAFAEL. “Dan brings with him a wealth of skills and experience both as a CEO and in leading large multidisciplinary systems with an emphasis on the airborne domain. I wish him much success, and thank Moshe Elazar for the company’s impressive achievements in recent years.”

Dan will enter into his role as CEO of the Aeronautics Group within the next few months.

About Aeronautics Group

Aeronautics Group is a global leader in defence and security solutions including unmanned systems, multiple sensors, big data exploitation and mission-critical communications, customized to meet customer needs for multiple applications in the defence and HLS markets.

As a leader in the field of unmanned aerial systems, Aeronautics provides comprehensive, innovative
solutions based on an autonomous multi-mission operational concept. The Group’s broad product portfolio offers comprehensive solutions for ISTAR and HLS missions, with demonstrated excellence in performance and operability. Backed by continuous research and development, these systems are built on decades of technological and operational experience. As part of Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, Aeronautics utilizes the technological synergy between the two companies – RAFAEL’s advanced air, land and naval defense capabilities and Aeronautics’ proven technologies – to strengthen its own status as a leading unmanned and autonomous solutions integrator

For more information on Aeronautics Group, please visit the company’s website: