Giora Shalgi

Giora Shalgi is former President and CEO of Rafael, the main R&D authority for the Israel Ministry of Defense.

Publications by Giora Shalgi

Israel’s Defense Industry as a Key Component of Israel’s Qualitative Military Edge

In order for six million Israelis to face the quantitative asymmetric population imbalance with their potential enemies, they must maintain an asymmetrical qualitative edge. Through the evolutionary process of trial and error, Israel’s defense industry has focused on innovative system applications using proven technologies, avoiding investments in major platforms (except for the Merkava tank which has a unique history). Read More »