About Duke Robotics

Duke Robotics a wholly owned subsidiary of UAS Drone  Corp (OTCQB: USDR) is a forward-thinking company focused on bringing necessary products and solutions to defense sector. Duke Robotics developed TIKAD, an advanced robotic system designed to serve the growing need for tech solutions in the combat field. Duke Robotics’ revolutionary stabilization technology enables remote, real-time and accurate firing of lightweight firearms and weaponry via an unmanned aerial platform (UAV). The proprietary and confidential complex kinematic algorithms address the crucial need of modern warfare to carry weapon on remote to bear on remote hostile targets without risk to the military personnel.

We believe that troops can use TIKAD to handle potentially dangerous situations quickly and efficiently from the air. This technology also allows troops to potentially disarm a situation remotely, without ever deploying a ground presence.

the team

Yossi Balucka

CEO & President

Yossi was appointed CEO and President of UAS Drone Corp. and Duke Robotics Inc. in March 2021.

Yossi served for 25 years in the Israeli Navy, and held the position of Head of Department for Special projects at the Ministry of Defense on his retirement as Colonel in 2013.

Between 2014 and 2021 Yossi held several high level management positions including senior executive at Partner Communications, CEO of Electra Technologies as well as providing global strategic consulting services in the field of defense for international corporations, including Elbit Systems. 

Mr. Balucka holds a BA in Economics and Business Administration. MA in Social Sciences and a MA in Public Administration.

Sagiv Aharon

CTO, Founder & Director

Mr. Aharon founded Duke Airborne Systems Ltd in 2014, a full subsidiary of Duke Robotics Inc. and is currently the CTO  of the Company. Mr. Aharon has significant experience in the field of engineering. He worked at the Israeli Aerospace Industry (IAI) as a structural design engineer on a classified hybrid structure (composite/metal) air vehicle. Mr. Ahron held a position at Rafael Advanced Weapon Systems as a mechanical design engineer for complex active/reactive armor solutions for land vehicles, and worked for Elbit Systems Ltd (NASDAQ: ESLT) as a mechanical design engineer and a system integrator on several remotely operated weapon systems on land vehicles. He served as the CEO of Axis Aerospace Mechanical Design Ltd in the field of airborne structural projects and flight experiments, following strict aerospace level quality standards (AS9100).

Mr. Aharon holds a B.Sc. in mechanical engineering with a specialty in control and robotics from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

Yariv Alroy

active chairman

Yariv Alroy brings over 30 years of business experience to our team. He began his career in 1989 at a law firm, with his last position as a partner. In 1993 he joined SHAHAL Medical Services as COO. For over a decade, Mr. Alroy served as Co-CEO of SHL Telemedicine LTD (SWX: SHLTN), a medical technology development and global telemedicine services company, operating in the United States, Germany, India, Japan, Israel and other territories. In December 2018 Mr. Alroy was nominated as member of the board of directors and Chairman of SHL Telemedicine Ltd.

Mr. Alroy holds an LL.B from Tel Aviv University.

Irit Alroy

Strategic Innovation Manager

Irit Alroy has over 30 years of experience in the field of software and
product development. Prior to joining the Company, she served as CTO of SHL Telemedicine Ltd (SWX: SHLTN).
Before that, Ms. Alroy held different positions in the field of IT development.
Ms. Alroy holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Hebrew University of
Jerusalem and a Master of Business Administration from the IDC in Herzliya
(Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya).

Erez Nachtomy

active vice chairman

Erez Nachtomy brings over 30 years of experience in the business field. From 1989 until 2001, Mr. Nachtomy practiced law in one of the leading firms in Israel as a Senior Partner. In March 2001, Mr. Nachtomy joined the executive team of SHL Telemedicine Ltd. (SWX: SHLTN), as Vice President, and in January 2005 he was nominated as Executive Vice President of SHL Telemedicine Ltd. Until 2017, Mr. Nachtomy was active in the field of medical technology development and global telemedicine services, including in the United States, Germany, India, Japan, and Israel, and other territories. In December 2018 Mr. Nachtomy was nominated as a Member of the Board of SHL Telemedicine Ltd. and since May 2020 Mr. Nachtomy is the CEO of SHL Telemedicine Ltd. (SWX:SHLTN).

Mr. Nachtomy holds an LL.B. from Tel Aviv University.

Eran Antebi

board member

Eran holds the position of Finance of Director for Omrix Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. (a Johnson & Johnson company) since February 2017.

Prior to that he served as CFO of SHL Telemedicine Ltd. (SWX:SHLTN).

Prior to  that Eran was a manager at Ernst & Young in Israel.

Eran is a certified public accountant (CPA) in Israel and holds a B.A. in Accounting and Economics from Tel Aviv University.

Board advisors

Thurston Womble

Strategic Consultant For US Government And Customer Relations

Thurston brings many years of experience in the defense industry as well as the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. federal government.

Thurston currently serves as a consultant for Elbit Systems of America LLC and prior to that he served as President and CEO of ELTA North America from February 2015 until February 2018.

Thurston has also held leading executive roles at Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC). He joined NGC with over twenty-three years of experience serving in the Executive and Legislative Branches of the United States federal government.

Gen. Danny Rothschild

Major General, Res.

Danny served in the IDF Intelligence Corps for over thirty years, in various capacities, including Assistant to the IDF Chief of Staff, commander of IDF Units in Southern Lebanon, Deputy Director of Military Intelligence, and Chief of Intelligence Research and Analysis.

Danny is Chairman of the board of trustees at the Afeka Tel Aviv Academic College of Engineering, Chairman of the Israeli Board of the America-Israel Friendship League, and a member of the Hebrew University Jerusalem  Board of Governors.

Gen. Tal Russo

Major General, Res.

Tal served in many positions of command in the IDF, was a former GOC Southern Commander, and member of the IDF General Staff.

Following his retirement, Mr. Russo serves as a Board member and a strategic consultant to several companies, including in the security and defense field.

Tal holds a BA in political science from the University of Haifa and an MBA from Tel Aviv University.

Erez Alroy

Board Advisor

Mr. Erez Alroy joined the Board of Directors of SHL as a non-executive Director in December 2018. Mr. Erez Alroy served in various executive positions in SHL since its inception, and as its Co-CEO from 2000 to January 2015 and a s a director from 2008 to 2014 and from 2016 to 2017.

He is currently active in various investments and is a board member of Merhavia Holdings Ltd (TASE:MRHL). Mr. Erez Alroy holds an MBA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Mr. Erez Alroy is part of the Alroy Group.

Nationality: Israeli

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