Involvement in the Wall
Magal has been involved with fencing in Gaza since 2001, when it won several contracts for $2 million and $1.4 million to carry out restoration work on sections of the electronic fence. In 2002, the company received a $1.5 million order from the Israeli Ministry of Defence (MOD) to install additional Perimeter Intrusion Detection Systems along the border.
The company is also one of the main players involved with the Wall. Also in 2002, it announced that the MOD had awarded it 80% of the bids issued at the time for the installation of intrusion detection systems along the “seam line”, approximately 125 kilometres; the total value was $15 million. Magal won a $4.2 contract to outfit 40 more kilometres of the Wall in 2005. Later in the year it took a similar contract for another $6.1 million. In particular, the company provides its BVS-5000 fence.
Exporting Wall technology
In Kashmir, Magal sensors and cameras were deployed in 2004 on 5.5 km of the fence along India’s Line of Control, but the company was aiming for a much bigger share of the barrier being built along the 740km border. In the USA, Magal won a 2009 order of approximately $1 million to supply a security and protection system for a major United States international border crossing.
In 2014, Magal continues to gain global contracts amounting to $8 million in the United States, Canada, Kenya and Israel. The majority of which was for duress systems for prisons in the United States, as well as providing perimeters for two prisons in Canada similar to the technology employed in the Apartheid Wall.