imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
Features
latest news
best of news
syndication
commentary


KILLRADIO

VozMob

ABCF LA

A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List

LAAMN List




IMC Network:

Original Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

Israeli firm gets Mexico border wall contract

by Rusty Dulce Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007 at 4:39 PM

..president is headed to court on rape charges, it's Prime Minister is being investigated for corruption.. But that does not prevent them from getting sweet deals right here in the U.S.

Know who your "friends" are!

United States' closest friend is a country whose president is headed to court on rape charges, it's Prime Minister is being investigated for corruption, His military chief has resigned. His office manager is under house arrest, and an inquiry commission is looking into allegations that he mishandled last summer's Lebanon war. And last but not least they continue to kill innocent people in Palestine. Now, they are going to "help" U.S. secure it's borders...

Israeli firm gets Mexico border wall contract

http://ww4report.com/node/2743

Published on World War 4 Report (http://ww4report.com)

Israeli firm gets Mexico border wall contract

By Bill Weinberg

Created 11/08/2006 - 03:40

How ironic. We noted [1] in August that ex-Israeli security chief Uza

Dayan was warning the US against emulating Israeli strategies in

securing the Mexican border. Now it appears that Elbit Systems [2], an

Israeli firm which is building the "Aparthied Wall" in occupied

Palestine, has been awarded a contract, along with Boeing, to build the

wall on the Mexican border. From Israel21C [3], Oct. 15:

For possibly the first time ever, the words Israel and border are in the

same sentence and it doesn't have anything to do with its own borders.

The talent and expertise that Elbit

Systems (NASDAQ ELST) has employed

for years in protecting Israel's borders will now be put to use on US

borders to keep Americans safe.

Kollsman Inc., an American-based subsidiary of Elbit, has been selected

as a member of the winning consortium by the Department of Homeland

Security (DHS) for the Secure Border Initiative (SBI) to supply

technology to identify threats, to deter and prevent crossings, and to

apprehend intruders along the US borders with Canada and Mexico.

Kollsman, headquartered in Merrimack, New Hampshire, is a development,

manufacturing and support organization providing advanced

electro-optical

and avionics systems to the commercial aerospace,

military and homeland security markets. The company's expertise

includes enhanced vision systems, flight displays, head-up displays,

thermal imaging systems, fire control systems, and advanced security and

surveillance solutions.

The Secure Border Initiative is the latest attempt by the United States

government to use technology to secure its borders, stop smuggling, and

prevent illegal immigration. After September 11, illegal immigration is

not just seen as a social problem, but also a national security issue. A

unique aspect of this initiative was that Homeland Security gave the

bidders total freedom to create new ideas of how to apply both new and

old technology to secure the US borders.

The DHS awarded the SBI contract for the border security project to prime

contractor Boeing over Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman. In addition

to Boeing and Elbit, the other members of the billion program are

telecommunication heavy-weights Lucent, L3 Communications, Perot Systems

and Unisys Global Public Sector.

Elbit was selected because of its ability to bring together global

resources with decades of technological experience and capabilities

securing borders in extreme cold, mountainous regions, as well as hot,

desert terrains.

Kollsman's global parent, Elbit Systems Ltd. has extensive experience

with operational border control and management systems combined with

command, control and situational awareness for the Israeli government.

Elbit's Long Range Reconnaissance and Observation System (LORROS) and

advanced turnkey unmanned aerial vehicle systems (UAV) are some of the

products and technology that will be utilized.

President and CEO of Elbit Systems of America, Tim Taylor said he was

proud of being part of the winning bid and is "motivated to provide the

best border protection available."

"US citizens and the federal government are very concerned about the

vulnerabilities on the porous US northern and southern borders. The

help restore the safety and security that Americans have known for so

long. Detecting threats along 6,000 miles of border in the US is not the

place for experimentation. The experience of our family of companies,

along with the substantial credentials of Boeing as a successful prime

integrator in the homeland security market enables us to make a

significant contribution to protecting the United States."

Wayne Esser, head of the SBInet project for Boeing said: "We are very

happy that Elbit is part of the team because there is not

one-size-fits-all solution for 6,000 miles of border. Knollsman has the

engineering and manufacturing capability to provide at short notice

state-of-the-art solutions that will be integrated to support this

challenging effort. The result will be a program that safeguards the

freedoms that are a cornerstone of our nation."

Based in Haifa, Elbit is the largest non-governmental defense company in

Israel.

"Elbit Systems through its Ortek subsidiary is a major player in

homeland security in Israel and throughout the world. The electronic

deterrence system is key in providing customers in Israel and around the

globe with comprehensive solutions for peripheral defense," said Joseph

Ackerman, president and CEO of Elbit.

Among its projects are defense systems for Israel's land and sea

borders, peripheral security systems of air force bases, major sections

of the border security fence, and Jerusalem's detour route.

>From AP [4], Sept. 22:

Boeing's project proposal also included relying on more than 300 radar

towers along the borders, some supplemented with cameras developed by

Israel's Elbit Systems Ltd. which can spot people nearly 9 miles away

and vehicles at distances of up to 12 miles.

Under the program, Boeing and its partners will also work to improve

physical infrastructure along the border areas to help agents do their

job.

After SBInet is deployed in Arizona, it will be rolled out in segments to

other parts of the border based on highest traffic areas, Chertoff said.

Other partners of Boeing in the bid include L-3 Communications Holdings

Inc. , Unisys Corp. , Perot Systems Corp. , DRS Technologies , Elbit

unit Kollsman Inc., Lucent Technologies , Centech and USIS.

The organizers of an event this Saturday Nov. 11 at New York City's

Judson Memorial Church, "Resist the Apartheid Walls, from Palestine to

Mexico [5]," note: "Elbit will import Israeli military technology,

tested on Palestinians, for use against poor immigrants here."

See our last posts on Israel/Palestine [6], the struggle for the Mexican

border [7], the immigration crackdown [8] and the "Apartheid Wall [9]."



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Source URL:

http://ww4report.com/node/2743

Links:

[1] http://ww4report.com/node/2339

[2] http://www.elbitsystems.com/

[3]

http://www.israel21c.org/bin/en.jsp?enDispWho=Articles%5El1450&enPage=BlankPage&enDisplay=view&enDispWhat=object&enVersion=0&enZone=Technology

[4] http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2006/oct/27/bush_signs_fence_bill/

[5] http://nyc.indymedia.org/en/2006/11/78913.shtml

[6] http://ww4report.com/node/2735

[7] http://ww4report.com/node/2728

[8] http://ww4report.com/node/2732

[9] http://ww4report.com/node/2387



Report this post as:

LATEST COMMENTS ABOUT THIS ARTICLE
Listed below are the 10 latest comments of 33 posted about this article.
These comments are anonymously submitted by the website visitors.
TITLE AUTHOR DATE
Wont be so interesting... Hamil Phangue Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007 at 7:02 PM
Interesting observation Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007 at 8:55 PM
Pigs at the Trough Howler Friday, Jan. 26, 2007 at 8:28 AM
what was that, S Y ? H Friday, Jan. 26, 2007 at 10:49 AM
SchtarkerYid So, does the "H" Friday, Jan. 26, 2007 at 11:04 AM
Your government, economy, and national identity have been hijacked by these monsters! wakey-wakey! heerzahot cuppajoe foryuz Friday, Jan. 26, 2007 at 3:37 PM
gad that's crud(e) nice one Friday, Jan. 26, 2007 at 3:53 PM
Where are these people from versus those they displace? What the Zionists don't want you to see Friday, Jan. 26, 2007 at 5:36 PM
Who are these people? Where are they from? Friday, Jan. 26, 2007 at 11:20 PM
Not stolen bought and paid for Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007 at 2:57 PM
Land belongs to those who live and work on it. death to landlords Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007 at 3:32 PM
Ziff this Ziffer Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007 at 6:34 PM
They entered a wasteland and made the desert bloom Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007 at 10:35 PM
"They entered a wasteland" another Zionist lie Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007 at 8:39 AM
Breaking the Law in the West Bank - The Private Land Report - Nov. 2006 Peace Now Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007 at 9:27 AM
Villagers helpless in face of settlers' land grab repost Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007 at 9:29 AM
Abbas is a puppet death to traitors Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007 at 9:32 AM
A vison of the future the new palestinian state Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007 at 12:35 AM

Local News

More Pix: "Families Belong Together," Pasadena J02 12:16PM

"Families Belong Together" March, Pasadena J02 12:08PM

Short Report on the Families Belong Together Protest in Los Angeles J30 4:26PM

Summer 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! J10 11:58PM

Watch the Debate: Excluded Candidates for Governor of California M30 10:20PM

Change Links June 2018 posted M28 12:41AM

The Montrose Peace Vigil at 12 Years M22 1:01PM

Unity Archive Project M21 2:42AM

Dianne Feinstein's Promotion of War, Secret Animal Abuse, Military Profiteering, Censorshi M17 3:22PM

CA Senate Bill 1303 would require an independent coroner rather than being part of police M10 2:08PM

Three years after OC snitch scandal, no charges filed against sheriffs deputies M10 1:57PM

California police agencies violate Brown Act (open meetings) M02 1:31PM

Insane Company Wants To Send Nuke Plant Waste To New Mexico A29 4:47PM

Change Links May 2018 A27 1:40AM

Worker-Owned Car Wash on Vermont Closed A26 10:37PM

GUIDE TO REBEL CITY LOS ANGELES AVAILABLE A12 5:39PM

lausd whistle blower A10 11:58PM

Website Upgrade A10 3:02AM

Help KCET and UCLA identify 60s-70s Chicano images A04 1:02PM

UCLA Luskin: Casting Youth Justice in a Different Light A02 11:58AM

Change Links April 2018 A01 11:27AM

Nuclear Shutdown News March 2018 M31 6:57PM

Join The Protest Rally in Glendale on April 10, 2018! M29 7:00PM

Spring 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! M19 2:02PM

Anti-Eviction Mapping Project Shows Shocking Eviction Trends in L.A. M16 5:40PM

Steve Mnuchin video at UCLA released M15 12:34AM

Actress and Philanthropist Tanna Frederick Hosts Project Save Our Surf Beach Clean Ups M06 12:10PM

After Being Told He's 'Full of Sh*t' at School Event, Mnuchin Demands UCLA Suppress Video M02 11:44AM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

The System Question as a Survival Question J18 8:54PM

“Animaniacs in Concert!” Starring Voice Legend Rob Paulsen J18 2:41PM

Nation's Largest Voting Machine Co., ESS, Admits Lying Re Having Installed Remote Control J18 11:55AM

Du pain et des jeux J18 9:53AM

Fbi joins with Facebook to remove this report J18 7:08AM

Paraphysique de martyrologie J17 8:00AM

Asian Countries:Cambodia, Vietnam, N. Korea do not permit unlawful immigration J16 8:06PM

Children Incorporated Earns 4-Star Rating on Charity Navigator J16 11:24AM

Democratic Socialists of America J14 4:57PM

Leonard Peltier Non Violent Native American Political Prisoner since 1970's J14 4:18PM

Paraphysique miscellanées de l'aggiornamento J14 12:54AM

Actress and Philanthropist Tanna Frederick Hosts Project Save Our Surf Beach Cleanup J13 4:14PM

FBI Investigated LA County Sheriff Baca,Why Not Hank Skinner's Persecution? J13 3:52PM

Updated Partial List Of Famous Vegetarians, Vegans, & Fruitarians J13 2:59PM

The Shortwave Report 07136/18 Listen Globally! J12 4:36PM

Social Policy as Social Infrastructure J12 3:38AM

Vol I: 84 Varieties Of GOP Election Fraud J12 1:50AM

Texas Can Call it An Execution,But It is A State Sponsored Murder of Hank Skinner.. J11 6:48PM

June 2018 Honduras coup update J11 3:35PM

Maria Estrada doubles down on racist support J11 1:40PM

New York Women in Film & Television Announces 2018 NYWIFT Ha Phuong Scholarship Recipients J11 10:14AM

Trapps de la domination, trapps de l'aliénation J11 1:31AM

Please Work For The Defeat Of Brett Kavanaugh And Why J09 8:54PM

Change Links 2018 July posted J09 1:27PM

Transinhumanisme ( transe inhumanisme ) J09 12:44PM

Google, World's Biggest Censor, Was Founded By The CIA J09 10:25AM

For a World Free of Nuclear Risks J09 8:29AM

Corrupt CDC Ignores Meat Fish Recalls J09 4:55AM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy