Israeli technology detects suspicious drones at G20 summit


BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — Israeli technology employed by Argentina to provide security during the G20 global leaders’ summit detected several unauthorized drone incidents.

The meeting in Buenos Aires of leaders from 19 countries and the European Union concluded Friday.

The Defense Ministry of Argentina signed a contract worth more than $5 million with its Israeli counterpart last year to provide cyber defense and cybersecurity services to the meeting. Israel is not a member of the G20 group.

On Thursday, summit authorities detected an unauthorized drone in an area of the hotels in which the foreign delegations stayed. The drone was neutralized, they said.

On Friday evening, a drone flew close to the group of leaders who were entering the iconic Colon Theater for a gala event. The drone was neutralized and fell to the street, according to a report by the Clarin newspaper.

Security was one of the main concerns at the summit, the 13th annual meeting of the international forum of 20 countries. It was the first to be hosted in South America.

On Monday, President Mauricio Macri organized an event to recognize the success of the event with the workers, including security forces, in recognition of their performance.

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