During the ‘Umka’ exercise in the Arctic, Russian Navy servicemen tested the latest infrared SWIR camera, which is able to “see” through snow and camouflage, TASS reports with reference to the press service of the Shvabe holding which is part of the Rostec state corporation.
It is noted that the camera was developed by specialists from the Orion Research and Production Association, which is part of Shvabe. According to the developers, the SWIR camera can be used around the clock at low light levels and in extreme climatic conditions. The case is completely sealed and has a high protection class that protects against damage, dust, and water.
It is also specified that the spectrum from 0.9 to 1.7 microns, in which the camera operates, allows seeing camouflage coatings and detect camouflaged objects. In addition, the camera is capable of locating laser sources and any thermal flashes. They also mentioned that participation in an 18-day expedition to Novaya Zemlya allowed the military to fully confirm the advantages of the device, including in the issue of detecting and identifying objects in difficult meteorological conditions.