ELTA North America is an American subsidiary of Israel’s largest defense and aerospace company, Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. The company has announced that it will open a Cyber Innovation Center, modeled after its facilities in Israel, in Annapolis Junction.
In May, ELTA celebrated a grand opening of its new headquarters in Annapolis Junction. The facility underwent an expansion, increasing its size from 7,500-square foot to 21,500-square foot.
“The U.S. is a huge market for cyber security and they want to use that model for success initially in the commercial market,” and ultimately in the commercial market, said vice president of business operations, Dan Bader.The center’s primary purpose will be to adapt technologies and international property from Israel with the intention of allowing ELTA’s commercial customers to utilize it in the United States. It will also help to push growth for the defense manufacturer.
ELTA also announced that it would hire 50 new workers by the end of 2018.