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PREMIUM: Israeli anti-tunnel expertise attracts US interest

6th May 2020 - 16:30 GMT | by Arie Egozi in Tel Aviv


Israel is continuing to offer US security authorities the benefit of its military experience in detecting subterranean tunnels dug by terrorists, Shephard has learned.

The two countries signed an R&D agreement in 2016 on anti-tunnelling co-operation and the US is watching the latest developments in Israel closely, as it aims to invest in technology to detect cross-border tunnels used by Mexican drug cartels. 

Today most tunnels under the US border are uncovered by traditional police work and intelligence collection. In one high-profile incident ...

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