Israel, U.S. launch joint plan to foster advanced homeland security techs

Source: Xinhua| 2021-04-15 01:10:45|Editor: huaxia

JERUSALEM, April 14 (Xinhua) -- Israel and the United States have launched a program aimed to foster and support joint development of advanced technologies for homeland security, Israel's Ministry of Public Security said Wednesday.

This cooperative activity was established by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Israeli ministry under an agreement between both governments on cooperation in science and technology for homeland security matters.

The program includes a call for proposals, as a project proposal should include R&D cooperation between two companies, or between a company and a university or a research institution, with one side Israeli and the other from the United States.

According to the call, the proposals will include innovative technologies in areas such as combating cyber-crime, security of critical infrastructure and public facilities, safe and secure cities, and unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

Another area is land and maritime border protection, including biometrics, screening systems and robotics.

The maximum conditional grant is 1 million U.S. dollars per project, up to 50 percent of the joint R&D budget. Enditem