Developers of Israeli anti-tunnel technology include Elbit Systems and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, creators of Iron Dome

THE TOWER
Israeli Anti-Tunnel Tech Could Thwart U.S.-Mexico Smugglers
by Israel 21c
April 28, 2016

Smugglers of drugs and illegal migrants using tunnels along the U.S.-Mexico border may want to keep an eye on Israel. The U.S. government, after all, is cosponsoring the tunnel-detection technology now being developed by Israeli engineers. Described by the Hebrew media as the underground equivalent of Iron Dome anti-missile defense system, this latest innovation hit world headlines upon the announcement that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) uncovered a two-kilometer-long, concrete-lined tunnel on its Gaza border. The media is awash with reports about this first-of-its kind tunnel detection system. While the Israeli government has been funding its development for five years, few details about the new system have been reported until now. READ MORE

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