Israel Defense department converts military radar into Covid-19 detectors

Performed by: Partnerships

Country: Israel

Israel’s defense department, in partnership with two major defense contractors, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Elbit Systems, is working to readjust military radar systems designed for Israel’s defence against terrorist attacks to detect coronavirus in the human body. Officials at the country’s Ministry of Defense have announced in March 2020 that the technology will be able to measure patients’ vital signs, including pulse, respiratory rate and temperature, and patterns that detect Covid-19 infection.