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Uzi Rubin founded and was the first Director of the Israel Missile Defense Organization in the Israel Ministry of Defense (MOD), in which capacity he was launched and managed the nationwide effort to develop, produce and deploy Israel's Arrow missile defense system. In this capacity he led the Arrow program from its inception in 1991 to the first delivery of operational missiles in 1999. He received his ME in Aeronautical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1969 and subsequently directed large missile programs in Israel Aerospace Industries and the Israel MOD. In 1990 he was a visiting scholar in the Center for International Security and Arms Control of Stanford University where he co-directed a major study on missile proliferation. Between 1999 and 2001 he was the Senior Director for Proliferation and Technology in the Israel National Security Council. He is a twice winner of the Israel Defense Prize in 1996 and 2003. In 2000 he won the MDA David Israel Prize for achievements in missile defense. Uzi Rubin has retired from Israel's MOD at the end of 2002 and has since been heading his own defense consultancy, Rubincon Ltd. providing consulting services in military technology to the Israel Ministry of Defense and Israel's leading defense contractors. He publishes frequently in the professional and international media on space and missile defense topics.