Report: Israel Has State of the Art ‘Clandestine Underground Iron Dome’ That Locates & Collapses Hamas’ Tunnels
Foreign Policy magazine reports Israel digging its own network of underground tunnels near Gaza, equipped with seismic sensors to monitor underground vibrations • U.S. to receive prototypes, access to test sites, and rights to any intellectual property.
Following Operation Protective Edge in the summer of 2014, a great deal of attention shifted to Israel’s need to develop a technological solution to the underground tunnel problem. Now, according to Foreign Policy magazine, it appears Israel has found that solution.
Under the headline “Israel is Building a Secret Tunnel-Destroying Weapon,” Foreign Policy reported last week that “according to intelligence officials, Israeli engineers are working tirelessly to develop what’s being called the ‘underground Iron Dome’ — a system that could detect and destroy cross-border tunnels.”
Israel’s solution, says Foreign Policy, is a network of underground tunnels it is digging near the Gaza border, equipped with seismic sensors that can monitor underground vibrations.
Foreign Policy also reported that the Israeli government has spent more than $250 million on the project since 2004, and that the United States has “appropriated $40 million for the project in the 2016 financial year.”
The goal, U.S. Defense Department spokesman Christopher Sherwood told Foreign Policy, “is to
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