Israel Homeland Security (HLS)

Posted: September 8, 2011 in Uncategorized

Homeland Security (HLS) &
Public Safety inIsrael

As a top
national priority, Homeland Security in Israel is more than just an
exportable commodity. Israel’s self-reliance has created a
diversified and cutting edge security industry, adding innovation to existing
technologies as well as developing new ones. Israel today has
earned its worldwide reputation for providing leading security solutions and
continues to successfully partner with key world players to protect airports,
seaports, government offices, financial institutions, recreational centers,
international events and more.
HighlightsOut of the
necessity to actively combat geopolitical threats, Israelis have been designing,
developing and manufacturing military equipment since the
Israeli security

industries have
been internationally active in numerous areas including:

Avionics/Aviation Security

Satellites; the
Kfir and Lavi aircraft; Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) such as the Predator
drone (Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)); Arrow Theater Missile Defense System
(Rafael, IAI, Boeing).


The Protector,
an unmanned naval patrol vehicle (Rafael)


The Merkava
tank, Uzi submachine gun, Galil and Tavor rifles.


Crisis &
Emergency Management, Counter Terrorism, CBRN, EMS and Public Awareness,

Critical Infrastructure

Electronics, Optronics, Thermal
Imaging, Biometrics, Smart Cards, IT Security
& Anti-Fraud

infrastructure protection from Israel is currently being used at Buckingham Palace, the Vatican, and the Eiffel Tower, to cite a few

As part of this
critical infrastructure protection, Israel offers unique capabilities in
the following areas:

  • Physical Barriers and Fencing
  • Sensors
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Image Processing
  • Tracking and Motion Control
  • Observation
  • Access Control
  • Biometrics
  • Smart Cards
  • Anti-forgery
  • Commodity Protection
  • Surveillance
  • Crowd Control

Command and
Control Rooms

  • ·         Israeli companies are currently involved in security and
    HLS-related programs, providing sophisticated solutions ranging from automated
    speech recognition systems and remote sensors to video image location and
    identification, early warning devices and advanced tactical imaging
  • ·         Major players in the military and defense sector today
    include Elbit, Tadiran, Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI), Rafael, Elisra, ELTA,
    Palsan and Israel Military Industries (IMI) which provide “spin off”
    technologies and products to this market.

·         15 Israeli
companies participated in a $200 million project for the Athens 2004 Olympic
Games.  Activities included venue protection, command and control rooms,
maritime security, airports, urban security, crowd control, preparation of
law-enforcement units, access control, communications and more. Several
companies have also been involved in securing the Olympic Games in Barcelona in 1992, Sidney in
2000 and presently in Beijing. Israeli security companies will also
be part of the 2012 Olympic Games, to be held in London.

  • ·         Israeli companies work closely with prime security
    integrators in the United
    States such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing,
    Northrop Grumman, SAIC, and others
  • ·         Recently, Israeli-made physical protection equipment for
    vehicles, buildings and bodies have been supplied to international forces and
    organizations active in other areas of conflict throughout the
  • ·         Israeli companies and the Israel National Police offer
    training and assistance to police and Special Forces in the USA, Europe, South America, Southeast Asia and
  • ·         The Homeland Security Pact, signed in 2007 by the US and
    Israel, set a series of goals for security collaboration between the two
    nations, including the sharing of information regarding terror and criminal
    activities, airport and flight security procedures, emergency planning and
    research and development in the field of explosives


  • ·         An estimated 600 Israeli companies are active in the
    security sector, with the following breakdown: 35% Technologies, 35% Products,
    20% IT & Software 10% Services
  • ·         Approximately 350 Israeli security companies export
    their products worldwide.
  • ·         The annual turnover in the security industry is
    approximately $4 billion, with 25% of that, or $1 billion,
  • ·         The sector market growth is forecasted at 10-15% per
    year through 2010.




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