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Russian Navy tests ‘all-seeing’ camera in Arctic

The Russian Navy’s specialists tested the latest SWIR (short-wave infrared) camera capable of ‘seeing’ through the snow and camouflage during the recent ‘Umka’ Arctic drills, the press office of the Shvabe Group (within the state tech corporation Rostec) announced on Friday.

"The spectrum of 0.9 to 1.7 micrometers, in which the camera operates, allows seeing camouflage coatings and camouflaged objects. It is also capable of locating laser sources and any thermal flashes, for example, gunshots, salvos and signals," the press office said.

The participation in the 18-day expedition to the Novaya Zemlya archipelago in the Arctic allowed Russian military specialists "to fully assess and confirm its advantages, in particular, its ability to detect and identify objects in complex weather conditions," it said.

The camera has been developed by specialists of the Orion Research and Production Association (part of the Shvabe Group). As the developers say, the SWIR camera can be used round the clock at low light levels and in extreme climate conditions. Its body is leak-tight and is highly protected against damage, dust and water, the press office said.