The latest gear and tech showcased at Israeli Technology & Innovation Demo Day 2019

Need 10 surveillance drones, 10 backpacks and 10 sets of supporting gear? The package was priced to move at $50,000.

How about Kydex holsters for frags and flash-bangs, or the latest in facial-recognition software?

Sixteen vendors showcased that latest in high-tech Israeli gear Sunday at the Israeli Technology & Innovation (ITI)  Demo Day 2019, which was held at the Rancho Verde range near Parrish, Florida.

The event was organized by Zotagroup, which according to their website “was established to answer a specific need that we identified from previous experience in the start up world: Israeli companies in their early stage struggle to enter the North American market despite being willing and able to do so. We are here to guide them to success. ”

I appreciated the invitation and was told the event will be an annual thing.


A selection of surveillance drones, small to large. (TGW pics by Lee)

Accessory backpack for the drone operator.

A pneumatic door spreader with backpack, and a demo door.

A thermal target for use with thermal weapon sights.


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Lee Williams can’t remember a time in his life when he wasn’t shooting. Before becoming a journalist, Lee served in the Army and worked as a police officer. He’s earned more than a dozen journalism awards as a reporter, and three medals of valor as a cop. He is an NRA-certified law enforcement firearms instructor, an avid tactical shooter and a training junkie. When he’s not busy as a senior investigative reporter, he is usually shooting his AKs, XDs and CZs. If you don’t run into him at a local gun range, you can reach him at 941.284.8553, by email, or by regular mail to 1777 Main St., Sarasota, FL 34236. You can follow him on Twitter: @HT_GunWriter and on Facebook @The Gun Writer.

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