Project Snake Pit is the name of Israel’s secret weapon first employed in the final stages of Israel’s grueling anti-tunnel war in Gaza as part of Operation Protective Edge.

A combined effort by the Israeli Defense Ministry’s MAFAT research and development directorate, state-owned Rafael and Israel Defense Forces (IDF) operational teams, Project Snake Pit combines “a number of technologies” and “off the shelf components” to answer the subterranean threat, according to a MoD promotional video posted last week on “In the Rooms of Haredim,” a religious Hebrew-language website.

The MAFAT promotional video was presented April 29 as part of a closed-door ceremony awarding excellence in breakthrough technologies and developments on behalf of Israeli security requirements. […]