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Australia introduces compact X-ray machines that will ease the work of sappers

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Australia introduces compact X-ray machines that will ease the work of sappers

Among the array of Australian defense and security developments showcased at the recent SOFEX show in Jordan, a new generation of compact x-ray machines, designed to make life easier for combat engineers, attracted particular attention.


The material says that Micro-X Ltd., based near Adelaide (Australia), specializes in the creation of lighter, more compact and durable x-ray machines.

Conventional devices of this type use tubes that convert incoming electricity into x-rays. They are made of tungsten and get very hot, requiring a separate cooling system. Our device uses carbon nanotube technology, so it does not overheat

- quotes the edition of the words of the manager of the company Sean Graham.

According to him, the use of new technology leads to a sharp decrease in the size and weight of the apparatus. As an example, Graham gave the following comparison: conventional medical x-ray machines weigh a whopping 1985 pounds (nearly 900 kg), while Micro-X Rover machines (also developed by the company) weigh about 176 pounds (less than 80 kg).

Regarding the application of technology in the defense and security market, according to National Defense, the company, with financial support from the Australian military, has developed a handheld X-ray scanner for deminers that allows you to "look inside" unexploded ordnance or abandoned bags. At the same time, the device is light enough to be carried by a medium-sized ground robot.



The company explained that the new generation of X-ray technology has eliminated the need for the technician to place a panel or plate behind the object so that the X-rays are reflected and create an image. Backscattering technology is used to return the image.

Another unique feature of the device is the built-in measuring tool, which allows you to accurately determine how far the dangerous component is inside the object under study.

Graham told reporters.

It is reported that compact x-rays for sappers from Micro-X Ltd. should appear on the arms market this month.
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  1. voice of reason
    voice of reason 8 December 2022 19: 09
    -1
    It is immediately clear that the Australians are the heirs of the English scientific school. It is impossible to explain this incident otherwise. Well, for example, plastics are invisible to x-rays. Australian sappers will be pleasantly surprised by this feature, probably ...
    1. DymOk_v_dYmke
      DymOk_v_dYmke 8 December 2022 20: 04
      0
      Some kind of crap.
      Is that in case someone swallowed a mine. laughing
  2. Horon
    Horon 8 December 2022 19: 14
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    Australia introduces compact X-ray machines that will ease the work of sappers

    And, excuse me, will lead linen come with them? feel
    1. Roma 1977
      Roma 1977 8 December 2022 19: 46
      -1
      No. Just a spare rubber member. But high tech.
    2. Aviator_
      Aviator_ 8 December 2022 20: 35
      +1
      And, excuse me, will lead linen come with them?
      These are impulse devices. They have been known since the 50s of the last century and are used to sort out the wounded almost on the battlefield. Compact. True, they require decent nutrition, since they are made according to the classical scheme, without nanotubes.
      1. Horon
        Horon 9 December 2022 08: 51
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        These are impulse devices. They have been known since the 50s of the last century and are used to sort out the wounded almost on the battlefield.

        When you undergo fluorography, pulsed x-rays are also used there, then it is not recommended to take it more often, once a year, and the staff is advised to keep behind a special wall. Probably, doctors simply do not know that pulsed x-rays are safe. winked
        X-rays are cumulative, like any other radiation. If it is used without PPE, then it is necessary to limit the time, although who will think about it for the military, either die from a mine, or only be sterilized, the task will be completed, and then ... crying
  3. alexey sidykin
    alexey sidykin 8 December 2022 19: 21
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    However... it all looks like another money scam. In nature, there are enough materials that are impenetrable to x-rays. And the scattering of the rays means only one thing, the resulting picture will not be clear, and the permeability of these rays is probably very small.
    1. solar
      solar 8 December 2022 22: 58
      0
      In nature, there are enough materials that are impenetrable to x-rays.

      What does not prevent the massive use of X-ray machines at airports
      1. alexey sidykin
        alexey sidykin 9 December 2022 07: 45
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        They use ... but firstly there they are stationary and therefore powerful. And secondly, they are far from being a panacea for terrorists. An example is when one man calmly carried a combat pistol printed on a 3D printer. The x-ray didn't see it...
  4. Boniface
    Boniface 8 December 2022 19: 32
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    Wow!
    didn't know what it was!

    Well, now sappers, in addition to special clothes, will need a "shell" made of lead! wassat
    And give out "milk for harm"

    Well, MO developers can put an X-ray detector in their products - well, kaput Minesweeper when mines are irradiated))) hi
    1. Ryaruav
      Ryaruav 8 December 2022 19: 57
      0
      leo, not milk but viagra for harmfulness in kg
    2. grandfather_Kostya
      grandfather_Kostya 8 December 2022 21: 04
      +2
      At airports, hand luggage is X-rayed and the controller sits next to him all day, seemingly not in a lead shirt. Now semiconductor detectors are orders of magnitude more sensitive than old X-ray films, and the beam flux is used very weakly.
      1. alexey sidykin
        alexey sidykin 9 December 2022 07: 50
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        Yeah ... but he can remember how one man dragged a combat pistol printed on a 3D printer on board because the X-ray did not see it.
  5. ASM
    ASM 8 December 2022 19: 36
    +2
    And how deep will such a device take and at what speed will it work? And what about noise immunity? What I have seen many times is a lamp. Moreover, even in order for this lamp to "enlighten" the human body (about 30 cm in thickness), one third of the kung of equipment is needed. At the same time, they even ask to remove the chains, since any metal gives a wild light. How these sawflies of dough are going to shine the earth with stones of all kinds, pieces of iron from nails to tracks and rotten barrels.
    1. DymOk_v_dYmke
      DymOk_v_dYmke 8 December 2022 20: 09
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      Quote from A.S.M.
      you need a third of the kung of equipment.

      A third of the kung will be hung on a kangaroo - they are hardy. laughing
  6. Napayz
    Napayz 8 December 2022 19: 58
    +1
    As an annual consumer of x-rays, I can assume that what the Australians have proposed is unlikely to make the work of sappers easier (in the foreseeable future).
    What can comrades who know and understand this (sapper) business say about ultrasound?
    1. ASM
      ASM 8 December 2022 20: 29
      +1
      I won’t say anything about Uzi, but ground penetrating radars have existed for a long time. Only they have low resolution - sound waves. I personally was not present, but I saw the results of the work of the Germans on Chichaburg. You can see it from about half a meter. It showed the contours of buildings, but did not see smaller pieces at all.
      1. alexey sidykin
        alexey sidykin 9 December 2022 07: 52
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        The old development of our archaeologists in the 60s seems to have come up with, if not at the end of the 50s laughing
  7. Sith
    Sith 8 December 2022 21: 00
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    in the photo sardukars? ... doing fluorography to everyone out of turn ...
    1. agond
      agond 8 December 2022 21: 44
      -2
      Explosive objects can be searched using dowsing, of course, not everyone can master this method, but there are such people, and then searching for an object using a frame or a pendulum is a relatively simple action like getting a yes or no answer.
  8. solar
    solar 8 December 2022 22: 56
    -1
    conventional medical x-ray machines weigh as much as 1985 pounds (nearly 900 kg)

    Most of which is lead.
  9. Smart ass_
    Smart ass_ 9 December 2022 01: 14
    +1
    Yeah, x-ray backscattering is cool))
    It is interesting to look at the X-ray reflection coefficients from different materials
    Apart from the fact that the operator will light up himself
    1. alexey sidykin
      alexey sidykin 9 December 2022 07: 56
      0
      Quote: Clever_
      Yeah, x-ray backscattering is cool))
      It is interesting to look at the X-ray reflection coefficients from different materials
      Apart from the fact that the operator will light up himself

      No, he may not shine himself. Although in some cases it could work if you need to examine an incomprehensible object. But here is the power of the unit and this very dispersion is very annoying at the thought of a razvodilov.
  10. Nikolay-Nikolaevich
    Nikolay-Nikolaevich 9 December 2022 14: 45
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    Initially, they were made to see through the bags of kangaroos. Powerful weapon! Bravo!