As part of the effort to locate and thwart terror tunnels in the Gaza Strip, the IDF is operating a unique technological laboratory with a specific goal of detecting and locating tunnels.
The lab, established two years ago as part of the IDF's Gaza Division, is headed by Captain B, who was trained in electrical engineering and chemistry.
The laboratory team, under Captain B., includes "the best minds in an assortment of technological and research fields, including members of the Ground Forces' Technology Brigade, physicists, engineers, intelligence personnel and geologists," according to the IDF website.
The lab uses innovative ground research such as scanning cavities and their dynamics. It also works to improve existing technologies and develop new discovery and mapping techniques. The team works in close cooperation with intelligence personnel and engineering forces, as well as with other units in the field.
Over the last few months, the lab has successfully located and thwarted five terror tunnels. It also received a certificate of excellence from the Head of the Technological Brigade in the Technology and Logistics Branch.