New Israeli army spy camera can detect terrorists moving through fog

IDF soldiers at night. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has developed a new spy camera that will detect and identify people moving through fog, haze, or heat waves, providing greater protection against terror attacks on soldiers’ bases.

Operators of the high-resolution “Savir” camera can see people, moving trees, or plants from a distance of more than 2 kilometers (1.24 miles) and other images up to a distance of 20 kilometers (12.4 miles).

The Savir system can be used on land or sea, and as a day camera or a night-vision camera. Savir’s precision is better than IDF cameras’ existing radar imaging, which often proves inaccurate in detecting movement.

Posted on February 10, 2016 .