The Ministry of Defense showed footage of the Scarab and Sphere complexes in Syria

The Ministry of Defense showed footage of the Scarab and Sphere complexes in Syria

Russian military engineers demonstrated the work footage of the Scarab and Sphere robotic systems when examining and clearing various rooms. The video was posted on its YouTube channel by the Zvezda shopping center.


The Scarab is a small platform on wheels with a high-resolution video camera, microphone and thermal imager. The Scarab complex is designed for the rapid collection of audio and video information in areas that are difficult to access and dangerous for humans, and its subsequent transmission via radio channel to a video surveillance and remote control panel. It includes a controlled search platform and a remote control with integrated video surveillance system. The controlled scarab platform is a movable wheeled or tracked base on which high-resolution video cameras, a microphone, a thermal imager and an audio-video information transmitter are installed over the air. Radio transmission ensures stability and high image quality, even under poor signal propagation conditions. The observation range with the transmission of video information over the air to the video surveillance and remote control (on the ground) is at least 250 meters. Operating time not less than 120 minutes.

"Sphere" - a device that is a ball with four video cameras with LED backlight, a microphone and an information transmitter. The Sfera wireless security device is able to conduct a 360-degree circular survey of the terrain and provide online video transmission with a fully charged battery for at least 60 minutes without the backlight turned on at a distance of at least 50 meters. Information is transmitted over the air, the power source is a replaceable Li-PO battery. Among other things, this device maintains its operability after a free fall from a height of at least 3 meters. Security wireless device "Sphere" is designed for the rapid collection of video and audio information in places that may be dangerous or inaccessible to humans. The collected information is transmitted over the air to a video surveillance and remote control device. In automatic mode, it always takes a vertical position. It has the unique ability to transmit video from four of its cameras at once without losing its quality.


Devices can be lowered into wells and underground utilities, thrown into windows to remotely inspect the room for the presence of suspicious objects.

For the first time about the tests carried out in Syria by the Scarab and the Sphere in October 2017, a representative of the Set-1 manufacturing company Sergey Efremenkov reported.

Both complexes were adopted by the engineering forces in 2018.
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Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. Victor_B 19 January 2020 12: 33 New
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    Nowhere to go ...
    The future belongs to combat robots.
    Only here, in general, have never GIANT transformers, namely, for a trifle.
    A swarm of UAVs, a flock of small robots, etc.
    1. Azazelo 19 January 2020 12: 55 New
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      The little things have one annoying misfortune - they really cannot be protected from EMP.
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        KCA 19 January 2020 13: 01 New
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        But the dignity, in order to use electronic warfare and EMR, you must first detect, it is difficult to detect a drone the size of a nail, or even less, well, and the price ... tens of thousands are cheaper than one UAV, but rather hundreds of thousands
        1. Chigi 19 January 2020 14: 03 New
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          The size of the "nail" impossible to detect. But we are discussing a swarm of 5-10 devices the size of a CD, and she doesn’t pull on a mosquito, so this "swarm" of detecting problems will not be
      2. Victor_B 19 January 2020 13: 05 New
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        Quote: Azazelo
        The little things have one annoying misfortune - they really cannot be protected from EMP.

        ALL! All military products are pre-"shot" at cyclotrons and are RESISTANT to EMP!
        EMR is simply demonized and is not any determining factor in nuclear weapons.
        Any significant EMR really arises only during explosions in the troposphere.
        Not recorded any significant consequences of explosions in outer space.
        Well, where EMR is a real threat, everything is already burnt out by penetrating radiation.
        1. Chigi 19 January 2020 14: 10 New
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          Unfortunately, now few people understand what it is Electro Magnetic Radiation.
          Many people now also perceive the neutron bomb as an EMP weapon.
          Hence the number of myths.
          1. Victor_B 19 January 2020 14: 11 New
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            Quote: Chigi
            Hence the number of myths.

            Journalists, sir!
            Filuhi!
            1. Chigi 19 January 2020 14: 22 New
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              Well, you "zhurnalyugi" are very useful for misinformation, Comrade!
              1. Victor_B 19 January 2020 14: 23 New
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                Quote: Chigi
                "zhurnalyugi" are very useful

                Epitaph on the monument.
                "Not all yogurts are equally healthy."
                1. Chigi 19 January 2020 14: 33 New
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                  Victor, you and I are in a great mood right now, because the news published on VO is not something "out of the ordinary," so ... some kind of PR development.
                  But when one of the countries can create a mosquito swarm of thousands of robots the size of a fly, what can be opposed to them then?
                  I propose to stay in the remaining hours of the day off in a Great Mood!
                  And then you never know what will happen next.
                  1. Victor_B 19 January 2020 14: 36 New
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                    Quote: Chigi
                    mosquito swarm of thousands robots the size of a flyWhat can be opposed to them then?
                    And why do you not have enough TENS the size of a sparrow?
                    Do not be greedy! drinks
                    1. Chigi 19 January 2020 14: 40 New
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                      I talked about my "nightmares", but yes, you're right, the "sparrow" has more payload. Dozens of sparrows will be worse ... drinks
                      1. Victor_B 19 January 2020 14: 41 New
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                        Quote: Chigi
                        Dozens of sparrows will be worse ...

                        Consensus?
                      2. Chigi 19 January 2020 14: 48 New
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                        Конечно.
                        Yes, we did not argue, we discussed.
                2. Dikson 19 January 2020 15: 19 New
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                  Watch the last Chinese show on the Internet .. 1500 drones with LED harness in synchronous evolution .. instead of fireworks .. various volumetric figures, three-dimensional inscriptions ... a great example .. What is it worth to “assemble” a three-dimensional “dummy” of a cruise missile from hundreds of drones, eg? and ten dummies? After all, they can disperse “along the road”, again gather in “a fast, low-flying target” ... like that, at quite peaceful events, they work out methods and tactics of using a swarm of drones ...
                  1. bars1 19 January 2020 16: 23 New
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                    And how are you going to simulate speed? It is unlikely that the components of the false target possess the speed of the depicted missile.
                    1. Dikson 19 January 2020 16: 44 New
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                      Hmm .. I didn’t notice the elephant .. The rocket is unlikely to succeed .. but the helicopter? A toy drone easily accelerates to 70 km / h, a specialized military - why not faster?
                3. plebs 20 January 2020 02: 20 New
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                  a mosquito swarm of thousands of fly-sized robots, what can be opposed to them then?
                  Mosquito net. laughing
              2. rich 19 January 2020 16: 48 New
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                Epitaph on the monument "Not All Yoghurts Are Equally Useful" ..

                This is not an epitaph, but the famous speech in the Senate of Consul Gaius Maria when he found out. that his childhood friend the Numidian king of Yogurt defeated the African legions of Rome yes
      3. SSR
        SSR 19 January 2020 20: 45 New
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        Quote: Victor_B
        ALL! All military products are pre-"shot" at cyclotrons and are RESISTANT to EMP!

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        That's just the device makes more noise than the Chinese radio-controlled model cars. Tin.
      4. Usher 21 January 2020 11: 08 New
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        Quote: Victor_B
        Quote: Azazelo
        The little things have one annoying misfortune - they really cannot be protected from EMP.

        ALL! All military products are pre-"shot" at cyclotrons and are RESISTANT to EMP!
        EMR is simply demonized and is not any determining factor in nuclear weapons.
        Any significant EMR really arises only during explosions in the troposphere.
        Not recorded any significant consequences of explosions in outer space.
        Well, where EMR is a real threat, everything is already burnt out by penetrating radiation.

        Guo article about EMP weapons and myths !!!
        1. Victor_B 21 January 2020 11: 14 New
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          Quote: Usher
          Go article about EMP weapons and myths !!!

          What is Go?
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  2. keeper03 19 January 2020 14: 02 New
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    Cool toy! good I would like that! laughing yes
    Interestingly, does he have a jump function, in case of a jam? smile
    1. Aerodrome 19 January 2020 17: 03 New
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      Quote: keeper03
      Cool toy!

      I didn’t see any benefit ... buzzing, blinking, unmasking ... what did you "discover"? -nothing ... for sure ... a toy.
  • Mutno 19 January 2020 12: 35 New
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    In Syria, a lot of things were tested in the fighting .. And those pilots were generally expelled almost all .. soldier
  • nm76 19 January 2020 12: 36 New
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    The sphere is lowered on a Chinese construction thread to repel the level. Well, not comme il faut somehow ...
  • Petr1 19 January 2020 12: 37 New
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    in the children's world you can buy a device no worse. Racing or flying good
  • knn54 19 January 2020 12: 37 New
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    - retains its performance after free fall from a height of at least 3 meters.
    In the TTD, no more than 5 meters.
  • Thrifty 19 January 2020 12: 53 New
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    The first and main minus is the small transmission signal range!
  • Talgat 148 19 January 2020 13: 16 New
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    EyeDrive ....
    Eyeball ...
    Israel.
    1. brr1 19 January 2020 20: 37 New
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      Quote: Talgat 148
      Eyeball

      Nah ... Aybol is rather Kazakh
  • Dikson 19 January 2020 13: 24 New
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    Everything is super of course .. the coded radio signal .. But the range is -250 meters ?! at a Chinese domestic quadrocopter -3-5 km .. with a high-resolution picture .. Again - "The Scarab Complex" is designed for the rapid collection of audio and video information in areas that are difficult to access and dangerous for humans .. "for example, the chemical control zone, well .. yes? Well, where will you leave with such a range? and even underground if? What about sustainable reception through concrete and rebar? And if the infection is radioactive? Another line - "... and its subsequent (video and audio information) radio transmission ... Damn ... these are television technologies of the end of the last century ... on-camera set of TLC ... Or does the machine collect information and then transfer it in batches? But such things would be useful to rescuers, of course .. When analyzing the rubble ... to search for survivors ... only it would be necessary to set up a duplex system so that both the microphone and the speaker are present .. - to establish communication with the victims ..
    1. 75 Sergey 19 January 2020 14: 04 New
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      We soldered in the basement from the set of Young Technician.
    2. LMN
      LMN 19 January 2020 14: 05 New
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      Quote: Dikson
      Everything is super of course .. the coded radio signal .. But the range is -250 meters ?! at a Chinese domestic quadrocopter -3-5 km .. with a high-resolution picture .. Again - "The Scarab Complex" is designed for the rapid collection of audio and video information in areas that are difficult to access and dangerous for humans .. "for example, the chemical control zone, well .. yes? Well, where will you leave with such a range? and even underground if? What about sustainable reception through concrete and rebar? And if the infection is radioactive?

      Have you read carefully? lol
      "Scarab" is a ground-based complex. And where is the "household quadcopter"? What are the wells? request
      1. Dikson 19 January 2020 14: 14 New
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        And you? )) There, at the end of the article, it says: “Devices (do you mean both developments, right?) Can be lowered into wells and underground utilities, thrown into windows to remotely inspect a room for suspicious objects” .. A household quadrocopter is relative to the range of “stable reception” signals "from our military development, and from the Chinese toy .. I fully admit that for assault operations (so as not to protrude around the corner) such things will come in handy ..
        1. LMN
          LMN 19 January 2020 14: 37 New
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          I fully admit that for assault operations (so as not to protrude around the corner) such things will come in handy.

          To do this, and are laughing

          About the distance it says "least 250 meters, i.e. this is the minimum yes Can you guarantee that radio-controlled toys from China with a camera installed in urban combat will show stable performance? request

          Why do countries spend so much money on developing UAVs? There are the barmalei who collect them from Chinese designers laughing
          1. Dikson 19 January 2020 14: 55 New
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            No, of course .. - in the conditions of high-rise buildings, as well as in the mountains - household toys behave very inappropriately at times .. and even half-life too ..)) As for the Barmaley - events at the end of last year indicate a certain effectiveness of Chinese sets .. and maybe not Chinese .. Where, for whatever reason, a certain number of GPS satellites, Glonass and others are "not visible" .. - household quadrocopters "go crazy." With a sufficiently large metal object (ship), there is also the likelihood of losing a “toy” - swears at strong magnetic interference ..
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              LMN 19 January 2020 15: 09 New
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              Dikson, this is the meaning of "developing" these "toys." Efficiency and stability. I think this makes sense. And in vain you are ironic about this.

              I answered a slightly lower message, but I repeat:
              "When stripping takes place in buildings, apartments, collapses ... what are the options? Grenade, turn in front of you or yourself. And there is an option. Run this thing and look, wait .. winked Provided that it will be on a regular basis in units . "
              1. Dikson 19 January 2020 15: 26 New
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                LMN .. by the way, about the "toys" .. literally two days ago I saw exactly this in a Facebook advertisement! A new trend .. A very high-speed device, literally jumping over the stairs, is absolutely indifferent to where it has “top” and “bottom” .. It looks absolutely identical to the development presented in the article .. big wheels, wide base ...
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                  LMN 19 January 2020 15: 47 New
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                  Quote: Dikson
                  LMN .. by the way, about the "toys" .. literally two days ago I saw exactly this in a Facebook advertisement! A new trend .. A very high-speed device, literally jumping over the stairs, is absolutely indifferent to where it has “top” and “bottom” .. It looks absolutely identical to the development presented in the article .. big wheels, wide base ...

                  It is possible. But this is "consumer goods" smile
                  For example, in leading armies, they do not use well-known grand models for communication, be it Samsung or Apple request
                  Even if these corporations are involved in developments for the sun, these models have little to do with models for the market.
                  So it is with cars))
    3. l7yzo 19 January 2020 20: 23 New
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      Yes, it's just for the people that cook up the news. The military has long had a different level of development. So that the people would not land, that in the store for rabid grandmothers with sauce know huy - they stone the Stone Age)
  • 75 Sergey 19 January 2020 14: 04 New
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    Why is she so buzzing with gears? Nobody heard about involute engagement in crafts? There is only one queue and kirdyk to this scout.
    Well, in order to find out if there is anyone in the building or not, if they were shot, there is totality.
    1. LMN
      LMN 19 January 2020 14: 55 New
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      Quote: 75Sergey
      Why is she so buzzing with gears? Nobody heard about involute engagement in crafts? There is only one queue and kirdyk to this scout.
      Well, in order to find out if there is anyone in the building or not, if they were shot, there is totality.

      Including for this they do!

      When stripping goes on in buildings, apartments, collapses ... what are the options? Grenade, turn in front of you or yourself. And there is an option. Run this thing and look, wait .. winked Provided that it will be on a regular basis in units.
      1. l7yzo 19 January 2020 20: 25 New
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        A flying drone with heat and infra-visors? Or organic scanners ?? As I wrote above - this is so little toys for people and shot for him)
        1. LMN
          LMN 19 January 2020 21: 47 New
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          Quote: l7yzo
          A flying drone with heat and infra-visors? Or organic scanners ?? As I wrote above - this is so little toys for people and shot for him)

          Which army has such capabilities? Which army that is fighting has such equipment?
          USA, Israel?
          1. l7yzo 20 January 2020 12: 52 New
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            If there is a goog phone with a radar that recognizes the owner by the face at any angle and with a beard or mustache, in a cap or hat - do you think that a warrior has a worse weapon? )
            Do you think that if we are being rubbed that cell phones still cannot evolve further - then like the latest model - is it over technology? )))
            Even in the early XNUMXs, there were telephones based on electronic paper — they could be twisted and folded — and they were transparent — they could be attached to the hand. The screen was beautiful, although the circuit was visible - well, there are camera contacts, the camera itself. Then holographic panels reacting to hand movements.
            Now they are introducing augmented reality glasses as know-how - and type labels must be picked up - so that their system can see. Gentlemen - well, this is the Stone Age.

            In all centuries there has been a containment of science - it is difficult to judge here - for the good or not, but I agree that the perception of the world and the relationship of oneself in the world should also grow. Otherwise, technology will accelerate forward - and the human world will be stuck much behind. And always the release of technology is strictly dosed. This is very strictly watched. What costs only frequent death of scientists. And how many inventions were closed - they put the stamp in secret and that's all)). They are waiting in the wings.
      2. 75 Sergey 20 January 2020 09: 26 New
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        So he won’t show the exact place, he will be slapped for a long time on the way.
  • rocket757 19 January 2020 14: 10 New
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    To teach such a baby to search for mines, like dogs for example, it would be BUSINESS !!!
  • Mountain shooter 19 January 2020 14: 13 New
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    The devices are purely tactical. Do not stick your head into a room or a tunnel, but launch a Scarab or throw a Sphere ... And then, if necessary, a grenade! A special communication range for these devices is not required.
    1. Dikson 19 January 2020 15: 54 New
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      Can the Scarab then immediately "back" as a tortoise shell do .. with a charge? The machine rolled to the barmaley - and crushed it into minced meat ...
  • Klingon 19 January 2020 14: 57 New
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    especially liked the unmasking flasher LEDs wassat
  • sergej987 19 January 2020 22: 25 New
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    Or maybe someone knows what it is?

    1. uav80 20 January 2020 15: 58 New
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      Quote: sergej987
      Or maybe someone knows what it is?

      Small-sized interference transmitters RP-377VM1, RP-377UVM2, RP-377UVM3

      Products generate broadband interference signals, both in the entire operating frequency band, and in any combination of the frequency bands of the RF, VHF, and UHF frequency bands and provide:

      - blocking control signals from the "starting device" to the executive (RUMVU);

      - blocking of channels for receiving radio signals and broadcasting them by third-party (malicious) RES in the interests of protecting information during the exchange of confidential data.
  • syndicalist 20 January 2020 08: 18 New
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    For devices of this size, patency is the determining parameter. The video shows how completely harmless bunch of dry grass causes difficulties for this toy. Wheel or caterpillar propulsion - completely unacceptable options. There should be either a millipede or a snake, at worst.
  • Chersky 21 January 2020 07: 55 New
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    I have this, perhaps stupid, question. Manufacturer of equipment of the Russian Federation, used by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. Why the hell is the inscription "Operator control unit" on the control unit? Why not in Russian?