Gallant awards top security prize to 4 classified projects

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant announces this year’s recipients of Israel’s top security prize: a classified military system related to cyber and radio wave defense, and three more classified projects

The award, which is named for the commander of Israel’s pre-state Hagana militia Eliyahu Golomb, is presented each year to people and projects deemed to have made a significant contribution to the country’s security.

The cybertech and electromagnetic spectrum defense system was co-developed by the Israel Defense Force’s Computer Service Directorate, Air Force, Military Intelligence, and Navy.

The other three projects that won the prize this year remain largely classified. Both involved at least two security organizations.

One was a joint effort by the Shin Bet security agency and the Military Intelligence’s Unit 8200; another was a joint effort between the Mossad spy agency and Unit 8200; and the last is a project that involved the Military Intelligence’s Special Operations Division, the Air Force, the Navy, and the Israel Aerospace Industries and Rafael defense firms.

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