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Scouts of the Southern Military District test a new ground intelligence station

Scouts of the Southern Military District test a new ground intelligence station

A new portable radar station (Radar) of the Fara-1 reconnaissance and guidance is being tested by reconnaissance troops of the Southern Military District (YuVO) during a field visit at the Prudboy training ground (Volgograd region).

In the course of practical training, with the help of a new radar, the guards learn to detect and identify both fixed and moving and low-flying targets and objects.

The radar "Fara-1" entered the reconnaissance units of the compound to replace the radar "Fara". The range for defining the target of a new station is twice as large as that of its predecessor.

The system is able to recognize people and equipment against the background of the earth and water surface in the absence of optical visibility, and also is able to recognize the type of target by the nature of the sound signal.

Also in the course of field training, servicemen are trained in the use of state-of-the-art reconnaissance equipment. Much attention is paid to special tactical training, ambush management, operations in the enemy rear, the organization of observation posts, masking of personnel and military equipment. Issues of countering sabotage and reconnaissance groups are being worked out.

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  1. JonnyT
    JonnyT April 9 2013 10: 56
    this is very good !!!! The enemy will not go unnoticed !!!
    1. Explore
      Explore April 9 2013 21: 48
      Everything is fine, of course, but from experience I know that there are no prepared calculations for them.
      The famous 7th WB (the one that guards the borders and tranquility of Abkhazia), rTSR intelligence battalion. Our company was armed with PSNR-8 (more bulky and powerful than the "Farah"). Alas, it was a useless and heavy burden for our company, since even the officers did not know how to use it. Only the accidental arrival of GRUshnikov, who explained how IT is installed and turned on, slightly corrected the situation. A little ... For we learned how to turn it on, but there is no recognition of targets on the laptop monitor. As a result, all our training went according to the principle of elite infantry with the possibility of conducting a reconnaissance ambush.
      The year was 2010/11.

      PS If anyone has information on using PSNRkoy, discard it. For I was the operator of this thing.
  2. GRDS
    GRDS April 9 2013 11: 18
    It is necessary in Syria to test such, on the Zh "opazitsii".
    1. Navy7981
      Navy7981 April 9 2013 11: 25
      with reference to the mortar battery (or some other).
  3. Wedmak
    Wedmak April 9 2013 11: 32
    Interesting thing. And guidance can carry out?
    1. Army1
      Army1 April 9 2013 11: 38
      Maybe read below
      1. Wedmak
        Wedmak April 9 2013 11: 42
        Recognition is not guidance.
  4. Zlu
    Zlu April 9 2013 11: 32
    The principle is good. but so healthy
    1. Black Colonel
      Black Colonel April 9 2013 12: 35
      1 sec ahead!
  5. Krapovy32
    Krapovy32 April 9 2013 11: 35
    Quote: Wedmak
    Interesting thing. And guidance can carry out?

    Yes maybe yes
    1. zanoza
      zanoza April 9 2013 12: 27
      Quote: Speckled32
      Yes maybe

      I will add to confirm your application.
    2. zanoza
      zanoza April 9 2013 12: 29
      Quote: Speckled32
      Yes maybe

      I will add to confirm your application.
      1. zanoza
        zanoza April 9 2013 12: 34
        Here is another:
    3. mladenec
      mladenec April 9 2013 13: 16
      Is there such a thing behind the hill?
      1. Rriv
        Rriv April 9 2013 16: 34
        During the Warsaw Pact, its predecessor, Faro, product 1RL-136, was made in Bulgaria.
  6. Army1
    Army1 April 9 2013 11: 37
    "Fara-1" is designed to detect targets, as well as pointing various weapons at them - including machine guns, grenade launchers and armored vehicles. The complex provides effective destruction of targets in conditions of poor optical visibility.

    The Fara-1 complex additionally includes: a compass, a styling box, a polarizer and a specialized mount for attaching the antenna to weapons (various for aiming machine guns, grenade launchers, guns or for mounting on surveillance equipment).
    Performance characteristics

    Headlight 1

    Operating frequency range 2cm J
    Detection range
    person 2 km
    tank 4 km
    average error in determining coordinates
    range 20 m
    power consumption 12 W
    battery life 6 hours
    product weight 16.5 kg [4]
    1. fzr1000
      fzr1000 April 9 2013 12: 52
      An error of 20 m is not great?
  7. Alexey M
    Alexey M April 9 2013 11: 56
    Cool thing. And it was weak to mount on the chassis. At least UAZ.
  8. Kavtorang
    Kavtorang April 9 2013 11: 59
    This is just awesome news.
    We're safe now. If anything, then such a canoe is done by all and sundry. An awesome increase in the combat capabilities of the Russian Armed Forces, radiolacation, say, well, well, "headlight-1M" for a hundred years at lunchtime. Who is being crushed there with the first volley? Aren't radio sources for an hour?
  9. Doctor Evil
    Doctor Evil April 9 2013 12: 02
    The system is necessary, but the embodiment in metal, in my opinion, is oaky, in the style of "our portable near-range reconnaissance radars are the largest in the world." A number of questions immediately arise: How is it with noise immunity? What is decoy breeding? The operator is lying nearby, will he slam him with a missile aimed at radiation? The enemy sniper, seeing such a fool, will not deny himself the pleasure of disabling her. And what about the principle of uncertainty in reconnaissance? backward enemy. IMHO.
    1. fzr1000
      fzr1000 April 9 2013 12: 56
      Taken from the link above about Faro 1

      The main obstacle to reducing the mass of the product was the requirement to pair the product with weapons, including the NSVS-12,7 heavy machine gun. Shock overloads that occur during firing (for the NSVS-12,7 machine gun they reach 100 g) required strong hulls and the maximum lightening of the part of the radar that is mounted on the weapon. This led to the fact that most of the equipment was concentrated in the control panel and, as a result, the dimensions and weight of the control panel increased. There were problems with the layout of the entire product and difficulties with the implementation of the convenience of carrying the product. The total mass of the wearable radar kit in the pack (with tripod, drive and remote cable) was 16,5 kg. At the same time, the required mass of the product was implemented in the patrol version of the radar (10,5 kg).
  10. lubin
    lubin April 9 2013 12: 32
    Well, the same proposal came to Syria, and we will help the people in the fight against the zealots and we will refine the radar’s shortcomings. hi
    1. elmi
      elmi April 9 2013 13: 12
      Quote: lubin
      Well, the same proposal came to Syria, and we will help the people in the fight against the zealots and we will refine the radar’s shortcomings.

      It would not hurt to put in Syria a small-sized location-based laser equipment for detecting snipers - Antisniper. The equipment is capable of detecting any optical device at a range of up to 2500 meters.
      You can use the equipment both day and night. The equipment is able not only to identify the sniper shooter, but also has the ability to blind the identified enemy with a narrow beam of light.
  11. Asgard
    Asgard April 9 2013 13: 41
    We used CSF, thermal imaging binoculars. such a convenient thing a person can see per kilometer (especially in the morning, while it's cool)) the equipment is even further ... or crowds of people ... several times spotted snipers in the crown of trees ... and to use it, you just need to point and wait a minute and you can see everything is in full view.
    Means such as radars unmask the unit, they can be used in a clash as a means of aiming, but scouts and saboteurs can only use Thermal imagers .... There are special tools against snipers, I don’t remember what they’re called, but the principle is such as laser LEDs illuminate the space and catch lens flares . Also a wonderful thing with a power source weighs two pounds ....
    This is what the troops need. Last summer I was in the Emirates, there is a store where such things are sold, it costs $ 1200, thermal imagers start at $ 300, but quite a pro option is $ 2200.
  12. And Us Rat
    And Us Rat 11 November 2013 15: 49
    Quote: mladenec
    Is there such a thing behind the hill?

    Yes there is. AN / PPS-5 manufactured by the USA - short-range ground-based moving target reconnaissance radar. Able to detect a person at a distance of 6 km, a car - at a distance of 10 km. It has been in service with the IDF since 1969. Since 2001, the replacement of AN / PPS-5 with an Israeli-made Efroni radar has begun - human detection - 8-10 km, vehicles - up to 20 km. Replacement completed in 2003
    (in the photo "Efroni")

    There is an even larger one for the border guards - EL / M-2121 manufactured by ELTA - a radar reconnaissance of ground moving targets of long range. It is able to detect a person at a distance of 20km, a car at a distance of 40-120km. (Unfortunately, there is no photo, but it looks about the same as a small one, only larger and on a telescopic pole in 5-6m, it can be installed on cars and equipment)