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UK allocates $2.6m for anti-terrorism technologies


UK allocates $2.6m for anti-terrorism technologies

United Kingdom has allocated two million pounds (2.61 million dollars) for a nationwide, scientific competition that will allow specialists to submit ideas for technologies that could help reduce the terror threat level in the country.

“In light of the horrific attacks in London and Manchester, the Government has committed to review its counter-terror strategy.

“I am announcing today that we are making up to  two million pounds available to fund research into cutting edge technology and behavioural science projects designed to keep people safe in crowds,” UK Security Minister Ben Wallace said as quoted in the statement.

The funds are set to be allocated as part of the competition which welcomes research proposals from UK specialists for ideas to reduce the threat from terror attacks in the country.

The competition forms a part of the program within the UK government’s anti-terrorism strategy.

“The threat from terror does not stand still so neither will we, which is why we are calling on the best and the brightest from the science and technology sector to come forward with their ideas and proposals to support our ongoing work to keep people safe,” Wallace added.

UK has suffered a number of terror attacks over recent months, including the latest one on June 1 in London, which left seven people killed and 48 injured.

The country’s threat level for international terrorism is currently set at “severe,” meaning that an attack is highly likely.


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