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A new Russian surveillance solution allows the user to recognize people and vehicles from far distances, irrespective of the time of day and other weather conditions.

Rostec-owned Ruselectronics has created a new combined optoelectronic surveillance and reconnaissance device for the Russian Special Forces.

The device combines the functions of a thermal imager, TV as well as laser rangefinder, according to

The device is produced in two modifications namely, Sych-PR-S (medium-range) and Sych-PR-D (long-range). Sych-PR-D features a ‘cooled thermal imager’ with a 3nm-5nm operating spectral range, while Sych-PR-S uses an ‘uncooled thermal imager’ with an 8nm-12nm range.

Both the medium and long-range versions are fitted with a digital magnetic compass and a satellite navigator.

TsNII Tsiklon which executes the project claims that the devices allow the detection of people and equipment at a distance of up to 3 and 4km respectively. “The built-in laser rangefinder works at a distance of 100m to 5km. The equipment has successfully passed the factory tests, and now preparations are underway for acceptance tests. It is planned that the serial production of the products will begin before the end of the year.”