Jerusalem, October 13 (ANI): International and Israeli companies, at the Third Israel Defense security exhibition being held in Tel Aviv's Fairground, are displaying anti-hooligan robots, which can deal with cases of vandalism and rioting.
According to a report in Jerusalem Post, the three-day exhibition, which kicked off on October 12, is aimed at offering the Israel Police, Prisons Service and the IDF new hi-tech solutions.
One of the highlights of the exhibition is the turbo engine-powered riot control Bozena armored vehicle, created by the Slovakian War Industry company.
It s controlled by a radio transmitter and equipped with a massive shield that provides a moving shelter for riot police dealing with violent mass disturbances.
With police safely behind the shield and out of the way of bottles, bricks, and Molotov cocktails, the vehicle is gradually pushed toward the rioters, dispersing them, according to its makers.
Remarkably, the Bozena vehicle began life as an explosion-proof humanitarian demining mechanism.
Marian Zimmermann, sales manager for War Industry, told The Jerusalem Post that after 14 years of land-mining operations, the Bozena's Slovakian designers made a leap of imagination and proposed converting their product into a policing anti-hooligan solution.
"This vehicle model was originally used in mine clearing operations by the UN in (the former republic of) Yugoslavia and in other peacekeeping missions," said Zimmerman.
A few booths away, the Israel-based Steadicopter company unveiled its Black Eagle helicopter, a rotary unmanned aerial vehicle (RUAV), which can help law enforcement monitor an area from up to 9,000 feet in the air through optical day and night cameras.
"The helicopter is operated by two people. One controls the vehicle's movement at a control panel, while the other is tasked with fueling the robot and preparing it for takeoff," explained Rami Adar of Steadicopter.
"It can fly for three hours, and provide assistance to police or military operations. Any map can be loaded on the control panel.
Takeoff and flight are all automatic," Adar added. (ANI)