ISRAEL - Anti-Drone System Protects Leaders and Events

Arno Froese

The “Drone Guard” solution serves rapidly growing demand by airport operators in the aftermath of severe disruption caused to London’s Gatwick Airport in December 2018 by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), IAI said. Specialist equipment deployed by the British Army to enable the reopening of the airport runway after 36 hours of interruption included the deployment of the “Drone Dome” system, developed by Israeli defense company Rafael.

Drone Guard was tested at airports in Europe, Latin America and Southeast Asia during daily routine operating hours, demonstrating the detection and neutralization of drones without hindering flight timetables or impacting passengers.

“Since the Drone Guard is lightweight, transportable and easy to set up, we have been able to meet these demands with an excellent level of performance,” said Israel Aerospace Industries’ vice president and ELTA CEO Yoav Tourgeman. “In September, we participated in the REP(MUS) 19 NATO exercise in Portugal, where we successfully demonstrated the Drone Guard’s ability to protect harbors against hostile drones, UASs, USVs and other airborne and surface threats.”, 27 January 2020

Arno's Commentary

Israel’s high-tech industry is world-renowned. Back in December 2018, when London’s Gatwick airport was shut down for 36 hours due to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), Israel came to the rescue.

The apparent secret to Israel’s prowess is to be at least one step ahead of any potential threat. When one thinks that Israel is threatened with destruction from Iran, for example, and terrorist activity from Lebanon, Syria, and Gaza, it seems little short of a miracle that these enemies are so unsuccessful at penetrating Israel’s territory. Yet, we are reminded that there is more than Israel’s intellect, technology, and inventiveness at play, but it is the fulfillment of God’s Word: “And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness” (Zechariah 8:8).

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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