Ever since Operation Protective Edge in the summer of 2014, Israel has become ever more aware of the threat of terror tunnels being dug from Gaza into Israeli territory, tunnels with which terrorists hope to carry out attacks on the Jewish state and her people. But now, reports The Jerusalem Post's Juliane Helmhold, the IDF is combining its expertise at engineering, intelligence, and technology in order to seek and destroy these tunnels of terror:
A technological lab, which was established two years ago, is making rapid progress in developing technologies for the location and destruction of terrorist tunnels that reach from the Gaza Strip into Israel, the IDF announced on Sunday.
The best minds in the fields of physics, engineering, geology, intelligence and land technology have been working tirelessly in the Gaza division to make the vision of locating and destroying terror tunnels easily a reality.
In order to locate tunnels, technological, intelligence and operational efforts have to be combined. The technological lab uses innovative, ground-breaking research to improve existing technologies and develop new innovations, among them techniques to scan space cells and their activity and improve mapping techniques that match the specific challenges of tunnels.
The laboratory personnel has worked closely together with engineers, intelligence forces and other units in the field which execute the process from the location to the destruction of the tunnel...