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August 3, 2012 12:19 pm

Israeli Radar Technology to be Used at U.S.-Mexico Border

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A U.S.-Mexico border checkpoint. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

An Israeli company, Elta, will install a radar system to monitor the U.S.-Mexico border for illegal immigration and drug smuggling.

Elta’s technology can identify potential human infiltrators from as far as 13 miles away and vehicles from 26 miles out. The U.S.-Israel agreement opens up a potential market “worth hundreds of millions of dollars” to Elta, according to IsraelDefense.com.

India has expressed interest in similarly using Israeli border-protection technology.

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