Rostec-owned Ruselectronics Holding has developed a new combined optoelectronic surveillance and reconnaissance device for the Russian Special Forces.

The equipment will allow troops to recognize people and vehicles at a distance of several kilometers, regardless of the time of day and weather conditions, state-run Rostec said in a release today.

The equipment combines the functions of a thermal imager, TV and laser rangefinder. The device is produced in two modifications: Sych-pr-s (medium-range) and Sych-pr-d (long-range). Both versions are equipped with a digital magnetic compass and have a satellite navigation system.

As part of Ruselectronics, the project is being implemented by TsNII Tsiklon.

“The Sych devices allow you to detect people and equipment at a distance of up to 3km and 4 km, respectively. The built-in laser rangefinder works at a distance of 100 m to 5 km. The equipment has successfully passed the factory tests, and now preparations are underway for acceptance tests. It is planned that the serial production of the products will begin before the end of the year,” said Pyotr Kovalev, General Director of the Tsiklon Central Research Institute.

The devices differ from each other in thermal imaging channels. Sych-pr-d uses a cooled thermal imager operating in the spectral range of 3-5 nm. The equipment allows you to detect a person at a distance of 3 km, and a car – at a distance of 4 km. The other one, Sych-PR-S, uses an uncooled thermal imaging channel operating in the 8-12 nm range, with a human and equipment detection range of 1.5 and 2.5 km, respectively.