The 2nd International Conference on Intelligence & Special Forces in the Era of Dynamic Challenges will highlight technologies and intelligence concepts, including methods of collection and production. Participants include commanders of IDF and international Special Forces units, defense industries, intelligence agencies, elite police and counter-terrorism units, as well as hundreds of international guests. The conference will take place on July 19h, 2016 at the Tel Aviv Convention Center.
“There is no such thing as a frenemy. Being enemy of our enemy, does not make them our friends.” “Al Qaeda, ISIS – they are all the same.”, Jacob Nagel, BG (res), Acting Head of NSC (National Security Council).
“Daesh is crumbling, but there will be after-Daesh”, Gilles de Kerchove, EU Counter-terrorism Coordinator.
Recent terror attacks in Europe have greatly affected atmosphere of the conference. The unspoken yet clearly delivered message from Israeli to European participants “We told you so. Europe had it coming”, rubbing gently salt of the softly-nuanced Israeli feeling of superiority, knowledge and expertise into European wounds. And these, are not shallow words, definitely Israelis are far ahead of Europe, and mostly the rest of the world, in counter terror intelligence and preparedness.
“Interrogation, interrogation, interrogation and state of mind – these are pillars of preparedness”, Haim Tomer, Former Division Head, Mossad.
“We need a tailor-made social media monitoring system.”, Sima Vaknin Gill, BG (res), Director General at Ministry of Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy.
The star of of the expo was the stand of CAA, Israeli manufacturer of weapon accessories, known for its super-ergonomic solutions enhancing weapon efficiency, like converting a hand gun into a sniper rifle or assault automatic. CAA has recently added to its line of products greatly refurnished and modified Kalashnikov.
Intelligence high-tech has been presented by all kind of C3I (Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence) systems, analytical platforms, UAS, communication gear accessories for special forces.