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Israel tests two anti-tunnel systems

According to a senior IDF source, Israel has tested — in a laboratory — two systems to find tunnels, Israel Radio reports. They are now undergoing tests in the field.

Depending on the results of the tests, the systems could be operational along the Gaza border within a year, at a cost of NIS 1 billion-NIS 1.5 billion ($288 million-$432 million).

One of three tunnels that were discovered by soldiers from the Nahal Brigade in the Gaza Strip on July 19, 2014 Photo credit: IDF Spokesperson/Flash90)
One of three tunnels that were discovered by soldiers of the Nahal Brigade in the Gaza Strip on July 19, 2014. (photo credit: IDF Spokesperson/Flash90)

The officer also says that Iron Dome is being upgraded to deal with attacks by more-advanced rockets.

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