Dr. Uzi Rubin

Uzi Rubin has been involved in Israeli military research, development, and engineering programs for almost forty years. Between 1991 and 1999 he served as head of Israel's Missile Defense Organization, and in that capacity he oversaw the development of Israel's Arrow anti-missile defense system. He was awarded the Israel Defense Prize in 1996.

Publications by Dr. Uzi Rubin

New Developments in Iran’s Missile Capabilities

Uzi Rubin, former head of Israel’s Missile Defense Organization, spoke at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs about Iran’s increased missile capabilities. Read More »

How Does Iron Dome Protect Israel From Rockets?

Dr. Uzi Rubin, former director of Israel’s “Arrow” missile defense system, discusses the new measures being taken by Israel to protect itself against rockets fired from Hamas in Gaza. He also discusses the range of today’s rockets. Read More »

Iron Dome Analysis: “Cost Per Kill” of Israeli Missile Defense System

Israel’s new “Iron Dome” defense system protects against rocket attacks from Gaza. But some are concerned that it may be too expensive for long term use, especially when compared with the cheaper rockets used by Hamas. Dr. Uzi Rubin, former […] Read More »

New Developments in Iran’s Missile Capabilities: Implications Beyond the Middle East

Iran is vigorously pursuing several missile and space programs at an almost feverish pace with impressive achievements. Read More »

The Global Range of Iran’s Ballistic Missile Program

Hizballah’s Rocket Campaign Against Northern Israel:
A Preliminary Report

From July 13 to August 13, the Israel Police reported 4,228 rocket impacts inside Israel from rockets fired by Hizballah. No geographical area in the world has sustained such a large quantity of rocket strikes since the Iran-Iraq war in the early 1980s. Most rockets fired by Hizballah at Israel were taken from the Syrian arsenal rather than from Iran. On most occasions, the rocket warhead contained anti-personnel munitions, a mixture of explosives and steel balls. Read More »

The Global Range of Iran’s Ballistic Missile Program

The Iranians know they cannot win a war against the United States. Their stated policy is to deter the U.S. and its allies by threatening a war that will cause such damage at such a price that this option will become unacceptable. With this perspective, they are investing very smartly in deterrence enhancers and force multipliers instead of replacing obsolete equipment. Read More »

Beyond Iraq: Missile Proliferation in the Middle East

Beyond the Iraqi missile threat to Israel in the 1990s, missile threats to Israel have emerged from Iran, Lebanon, Syria, and Libya. Yet many of the New Middle East missile powers are determined to project their power toward Europe. Missile suppliers in the Middle East include North Korea, China, and Russian and Indian companies. Read More »

Meeting the “Depth Threat” from Iraq: The Origins of Israel’s Arrow System

During the Iran-Iraq war, Iraq’s use of El-Hussein missiles, an upgraded Scud with a range of 600 km., meant they could reach not only Teheran but Tel Aviv – and we realized we had no way to stop them. The soul of any missile defense system is not the missile; it is the radar, its main sensor. Read More »