Israel deploys 'Sentry Tech'; Robot border guards are armed and dangerous
TEL AVIV — Israel's military has deployed an unmanned combat system
along the border with the Gaza Strip.
Officials said the system, called Sentry Tech, was developed in an effort
to reduce combat troops along the Israel-Gaza border. They said the
system detects and determines targets and fires light weapons via remote
The system was introduced into service in May, officials said. They said
Sentry Tech contains sensors and cameras deployed around border posts that
could see more than one kilometer into the Gaza Strip.
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The system, produced by the state-owned Rafael, Israel Armament Development
Authority, provides an infiltration alert through ground and airborne
sensors, Middle East Newsline reported. Operators in command, control, communications, computers and
intelligence facilities could then decide to fire a remote-controlled weapon
The RCWS could accommodate light weapons and anti-tank missiles. The
system was part of the Masua-100 network meant to improve military
coordination and situational awareness along the Gaza Strip.
Officials said the system was still not fully operational. They said
this could take place by August 2007, when Sentry Tech would create kill
zones along the 70-kilometer Gaza border.