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PREMIUM: Israeli anti-tunnel expertise attracts US interest

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

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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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