Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., a San Diego, CA-based national security solutions provider, announced on August 24 that Yonah Adelman has been appointed President, Microwave Electronics Division, where he will be responsible for the Company’s U.S. and international microwave and electronics business. The appointment of Mr. Adelman marks an important strategic step in support of Kratos’ commitment to building a technology and products based business that supports strategic international security programs.
Kratos’ Microwave Electronic Products business includes operations and manufacturing facilities in Israel that provide Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs), Integrated Microwave Assemblies (IMAs), beam forming modules, waveform and signal generators and other electronic subsystems for missile, electronic warfare, radar, satellite communications, precision guided munitions, unmanned systems, navigation warfare and other platforms, primarily for international defense customers. Major programs supported by Kratos’ Microwave Electronic Products business include Iron Dome, BARAK, SPYDER, David’s Sling, Arrow, and Eurofighter.
Eric DeMarco, Kratos’ President & CEO, said, “The opportunities that Kratos has in the microwave and electronics business are significant, and we believe that we have the potential for significant international sales growth if we successfully execute our strategy over the next few years. I am extremely pleased to announce Yonah Adelman as President of Kratos’ Microwave Electronics Division, where his leadership, experience and vision for Kratos’ microwave and electronics business and strategy align with our important customer relationships and the market opportunities we are pursuing.”
“I am excited about this new challenge and the opportunities it provides for Kratos to expand into new areas and markets internationally,” said Mr. Adelman. “I am looking forward to building Kratos’ Microwave Electronics Products Division into a significant business unit of the Company.”
Mr. Adelman began his professional career as a Research and Development Microwave Engineer at General Microwave Corporation (GMC) in Amityville, New York, subsequently moving to Israel where he took part in the establishment of General Microwave Israel, a subsidiary of GMC. Mr. Adelman served as Chief Microwave Engineer, Assistant General Manager, and since 1990 was General Manager of General Microwave Israel, which Kratos acquired in 2011. Mr. Adelman received a Bachelor of Science degree with summa cum laude honors in Mathematics and Physics from Brooklyn College and a Master of Science degree from New York University in Applied Mathematics, where he subsequently performed doctoral research in magneto-fluid dynamics. Mr. Adelman is a longtime member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and in 2008 received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Microwave Chapter of the Israeli IEEE.
Source: Kratos Defense & Security Solutions