War Profiteer: Motorola

Motorola provides radar systems for security at West Bank settlements; wide-angle surveillance system; fuses for Israeli bombs system. Also supplies the IDF with an advanced cell phone communications system.

Who Profits:

In 2005, the company has won a tender of the Israeli Ministry of Defense, to provide virtual fences to Israeli settlements which refused to fence themselves. According to news reports, a Motorola radar detectors’ system has been installed in some 20-47 Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, including in Hebron, Karmei Tzur and Bracha. In some cases, the radar stations were erected on private Palestinian land, preventing Palestinian movement near the Israeli settlements.

The system’s name is MotoEagle Surveillance, it includes radars and cameras to detect human movement outside the settlements, and it is based on radars provided by ICx Radar Systems (On October 2010, ICx was purchased by FLIR).

According to recent reports, the system is currently installed in about 25 settlements, including Tko’a, Nokdim, Otniel, Beit Hagai, Eli, Rehelim, Kfar Tapuach, Mechora, Elon More, Talmon.

The system is also used in the Separation Wall complex, in the wall around Gaza, and in military bases. The company provides continuous service to these systems and continues to offer them for use in Israeli installations in the occupied territories….

Motorola has been a corporate funder of ALEC, a corporate bill mill. It is not just a lobby or a front group; it is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, corporations hand state legislators their wishlists to benefit their bottom line. Corporations fund almost all of ALEC’s operations. They pay for a seat on ALEC task forces where corporate lobbyists and special interest reps vote with elected officials to approve “model” bills. More can be found at the Center for Media and Democracy’s ALECexposed.org, and check out breaking news on PRWatch.org site.

More Information

Website: http://www.motorolasolutions.com

Profiles: WhoProfits: Motorola Solutions (Last updated: January, 2014)WhoProfits: Motorola Solutions Israel (Last updated: January, 2014 ); SourceWatch: Motorola

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