WORLD Israel, US to invest 2.3 mln USD in 3 joint public security projects

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Israel, US to invest 2.3 mln USD in 3 joint public security projects

Xinhua

17:28, January 16, 2020

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JERUSALEM, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- Israel and the United States will invest 2.3 million U.S. dollars in three joint internal security projects, the Israeli Ministry of Public Security announced Thursday.

The projects, selected by the ministry and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), deal with the areas of drones, video analysis and navigation within buildings.

The first project is the development of a monitor and control center for drone missions, regardless of the drones' type or model, by the Israeli Blue White Robotics company and the U.S. company Easy Aerial.

The second joint project is the development of a wearable device that provides information about the location of rescue forces within enclosed buildings, by the Israeli company S.H. Goren Management and Innovation and the U.S. company 3AM Innovations.

The third project is the development of a comprehensive solution for securing remote facilities using artificial intelligence video, by Israeli company Cawamo and U.S. company LiveView Technologies.

The projects will be funded through the Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) energy program.

The BIRD program, founded in 2009, works to encourage and facilitate cooperation between U.S. and Israeli companies in a wide range of technology sectors and offers funding for selected projects.

Technological cooperation between the Israeli ministry and DHS has recently been extended to areas of cybercrime, infrastructure and public security, safe city projects, border protection, unmanned aerial systems, and rescue forces technologies.

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