Israel's New High-Tech Gaza Security Barrier

(RealClearDefense) Brig.-Gen. (res.) Jacob Nagel and Jonathan Schanzer - Israel is close to completing the underground component of its new security fence around Hamas-controlled Gaza and the above-ground elements are 80% complete. Israelis understood the need for such a barrier during the 2014 Gaza conflict after uncovering several commando tunnels from Gaza into Israel. In addition to an above-ground physical layer, an upper hi-tech layer will include detection devices like robots, drones, unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs), and more. They are all equipped with visual, electronic and intelligence equipment and powered by artificial intelligence. The underground component includes a high-tech cement wall extending tens of meters beneath the ground, equipped with a multi-dimensional sensor net to detect any activity near, at, or under the barrier. Jacob Nagel served as Israel's acting national security advisor and head of the National Security Council. Jonathan Schanzer is a senior vice president at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

2021-04-12 00:00:00

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