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For the special forces developed a personal system "friend or foe"

Russian special forces will receive a unique, compact device definition of "friend or foe" - "Eye". The new device will be a must-have accessory to their combat equipment, according to News.

The “Eye” allows commanders to determine the location of their fighters unnoticed by the enemy at night, and also secretly, without going on the air, to issue command and control commands. With it, you can also coordinate actions during the night landing with a parachute.

Currently, the device is being tested in special forces units. We are awaiting recommendations on the finalization of the product. Starting next year, we will begin serial deliveries of the Oka to special units of the Russian army and other security agencies, Nikolai Gorbunov, director of Zenit LLC, told the newspaper.

Externally, the “Eye” looks like an ordinary tactical flashlight, mounted on armor, equipment or weapon special forces.

“It has four high-power LEDs: white, red, blue and infrared. White - allows the soldier to highlight the road or the parachute canopy to indicate his position during the night landing. Red - in order to enter from the light room into the dark and immediately see what is happening in it. Blue allows you to detect traces of blood and provide first aid to the wounded. Infrared - for secretive detection of people in your group. Both the soldier and the unit commander can switch the flashlight to the desired mode remotely, ”the article says.

The product weighs 60 g, the range of integrated radio is up to 5 km.

For special forces, the problem of covertly identifying “their-other's” on the battlefield is very serious. Special tags were used, which are visible only in night vision devices (NVD). But now the NVD is available to militant terrorists, and the tags are already unmasking. Also, modern radio scanners are available to action movies. Radio communication between special forces soldiers is on an encrypted channel, and it is impossible to understand what they are saying. But to fix the encrypted radio itself is easy enough. Having discovered such signals, the militants realize that special forces are operating nearby. Identification problems often lead not only to the failure of the operation, but also to the death of military personnel from friendly fire,
told the publication of a military expert Anton Lavrov.
Photos used:
News / Zurab Javakhadze
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  1. Jedi
    Jedi 23 October 2017 10: 26 New
    Useful and necessary product. I hope it has been pre-tested in Syria.
    1. Lord
      Lord 23 October 2017 22: 59 New
      Quote: Jedi
      Useful and necessary product. I hope it has been pre-tested in Syria.

      Confuse a couple of nuances.
      1. Winking with infrared flashlights on the territory of the enemy equipped with modern tracking systems is like a signal "I'm here, drone operator - slam me."
      2. If the commander’s remote control is short-circuited, the soldiers in ambush will begin to blink in all colors, like a Christmas tree.
      3. How to observe the radio silence mode behind enemy lines if the commander’s remote control emits a radio signal?
      IMHO - this is more suitable for infantry and combined arms combat, but not for DRG.
  2. Voyager
    Voyager 23 October 2017 10: 28 New
    It seems that something similar with the same name was already in the cheap film Doom)))
    1. Doliva63
      Doliva63 23 October 2017 11: 28 New
      I don’t know what happened in the film, but in life there was an infrared “flashlight” from the mid-70s, and one-way communication (for group gathering and management) was also a very long time ago. In the 80s it was already bilateral. The only innovation is the red light, although, honestly, I don’t know how much it is needed, and to highlight the dome with white is generally some kind of nonsense, except for training jumps, and even then there is infrared for this. Another thing is that when jumping at night, white can be dropped down on a 15-meter hitch closer to the ground and watch how it jerks, so it's time to group for landing. In general, nothing new. Well, they’ll only issue a more modern one.
  3. Romario_Argo
    Romario_Argo 23 October 2017 10: 31 New
    trial operation in MTR will show if this technique has a life
    as I understand it, this is from the topic of the SPSC "Sagittarius
    generally for more of these chips and specialists themselves will figure out what operations than they equip
  4. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 23 October 2017 10: 40 New
    A very necessary invention. I think this device will pass the tests in the MTR in Syria clearly.
  5. Stas Snezhin
    Stas Snezhin 23 October 2017 10: 47 New
    Well then, and UV would be added ..
    1. raw174
      raw174 24 October 2017 12: 25 New
      Quote: Stas Snezhin
      Well then, and UV would be added ..

      Yes, check bills in the store)))
  6. Vasya Vassin
    Vasya Vassin 23 October 2017 10: 50 New
    A very, very important and necessary line of work.
  7. Galleon
    Galleon 23 October 2017 11: 36 New
    So this is an old development! in the late 90s, BG sang about this thing: "In the infrared sight, we are visible as a heavenly riot police." Moreover, he had in mind any infrared sight - both his own and someone else's.
    1. Doliva63
      Doliva63 23 October 2017 11: 53 New
      The one who sang this in the 90s did not know that in the 60-70s, when all this was released, it was intended for use in the deep rear, where a rare night-time was busy studying the sky through a night sight laughing
  8. Orionvit
    Orionvit 23 October 2017 12: 27 New
    At the beginning of the article
    determine the location of their fighters, as well as covertly, without going on the air
    And at the end
    The product weighs 60 g, the range of integrated radio is up to 5 km.
    Question. How is it, radio communication, without going on the air? The authors do not read what they write? Or they mean winking infrared flashlights.
    1. Doliva63
      Doliva63 23 October 2017 14: 35 New
      It was meant that this crap is attached to the "armor helmet", that is, to the helmet, and the walkie-talkie is also integrated in it. When necessary - they wink, when necessary - they go on the air, like Just dumped everything in a heap laughing We once had a walkie-talkie on the collar of a jacket attached because there were no helmets to spawn.
  9. Will
    Will 23 October 2017 12: 37 New
    But now, NVDs are available to militant terrorists, and the tags are already unmasking. Also, militants have access to modern radio scanners.

    Now the "hunt" will go for the "eye"?
    1. Doliva63
      Doliva63 23 October 2017 14: 39 New
      The fact is that the “tags” are mainly for controlling the expansion during landing and the subsequent gathering of the group, there is no one with NVD. Although, of course, you can creatively apply as you like laughing
  10. Yoshi
    Yoshi 23 October 2017 22: 13 New
    But what about tapping your finger on the store? Well, strangers will now know for sure that it’s not them ...