World Gets First Look at Israeli Border Technology

YERUSHALAYIM -
Elbit and Intel buildings (foreground) at Matam (Scientific Industries Center), located at the southern entrance to Haifa, is the largest and oldest dedicated Hitech park in Israel. Next to it is the IEC Tower. (Zvi Roger/Haifa Municipality)
Elbit and Intel buildings (foreground) at Matam (Scientific Industries Center), located at the southern entrance to Haifa, is the largest and oldest dedicated Hitech park in Israel. Next to it is the IEC Tower. (Zvi Roger/Haifa Municipality)

Israel isn’t the only country with border infiltration problems, and those countries will no doubt be taking a good look at Elbit’s new surveillance system, at its debut in Tel Aviv this week.

Elbit Systems will be unveiling it GroundEye Wide Area Persistent Surveillance System (WAPSS) for guarding borders at the Israel HLS & Cyber Expo 2016 (November 15-16), according to Globes on Sunday.

WAPSS is made up of several integrated components: from WIT (Wise Intelligence Technology) which relays an alert about an illegal border crossing from the “Dark Web” out in the field to command and control systems for dissemination to units on the ground for quick response.

The GroundEye system displays a panoramic picture of the area as well as identification and tracking capabilities of suspicious movements. Gathering data from various sensors, the system is able to locate a suspicious vehicle approaching the border. To identify the suspect’s exact location, a Foxtrack radar is deployed, which can track objects in foliage-dense areas.

The forces communicate with one another (although each use different communication systems) using the enhanced WideBridge cellular communication system, and a command is dispatched for the deployment of forces and physical barriers in the vicinity.

The ReDrone Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) anti-drone system (also to be showcased at this week’s Expo), stationed along the border, can detect a hostile drone launched near the border. The SupervisIR thermal observation system provides a thermal image of the drone while the ReDrone, provides a SIGINT confirmation of its location and disables it.