Published On: Thu, Apr 30th, 2015

US-Israel anti-tunnel project gets initial approval by Congress

'Iron Dome has saved countless civilian lives; an anti-tunneling defense shield will save countless more'

An Israeli army officer during an army-organized tour in a tunnel said to be used by Palestinian militants for cross-border attacks.

The House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday approved an amendment to the annual defense policy bill (NDAA) that would allow the US and Israel to develop an “anti-tunneling system.”

Representatives Gwen Graham (D-FL) and Doug Lamborn (R-CO), sponsors of the US-Israel Anti-Tunnel Defense Cooperation Act to authorize research and development of an anti-tunneling defense system, announced on March 29 their proposal for a new project, in collaboration with Israel, to develop defenses against the threat posed by terror tunnels….[READ MORE]

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