January 28 2019
An individual reconnaissance system for Russian troops is undergoing factory testing, reports Russia's Tass news agency.
The Glaz system has already been experimented with by Russia troops in Syria, a defense industry source said on Sunday.
The device features a high-resolution camera that is designed to be launched from a flare gun. The device is fired to an altitude of 980 feet (300 m) and deploys a parachute to slow its descent. As it falls, the camera transmits imagery to the soldier's tablet computer.
The launcher weighs just under 1 pound (400 grams) and can provide imagery within an area of about 0.2 square miles (0.5 sq km).
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