Technology provided by an Israeli firm to provide security at the G20 global leaders’ summit in Buenos Aires thwarted several unauthorized drone incidents, according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
The Drone Guard system was sold to the Defense Ministry of Argentina by ELTA Systems, a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), for over $5 million. Israel is not a member of the G20 group.
The 13th meeting of the international forum of 20 countries held in Buenos Aires last weekend was the first G20 summit to be hosted in South America. Security had been a main concern.
Several suspicious drones flying into the vicinity of the forum were successfully blocked by the Israeli system.
As a result, it proceeded without incident. Leaders from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the European Union, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States carried on their discussions undisturbed.