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Russia unveils scanner that can remotely detect suicide bombers

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (3rd L) with armed forces Chief of Staff Valery Gerasimov (L), Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu (2nd L), Federal Security Service (FSB) Director Alexander Bortnikov (3rd R), Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (2nd R) and Director of Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) Mikhail Fradkov (R) attend a meeting on Russian plane crash in Egypt at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia November 17, 2015.

A military engineering group in Russia has unveiled a scanner that can remotely detect suicide bombers.
The Rossiyskaya Gazeta (RG) details how the scanner is part of Russia’s display at the 19th Milipol Worldwide Exhibition of Internal State Security in Paris from November 17-20. According to the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC), Moscow sent 84 different pieces of military technology for display at the exhibition.
“We have a device that can remotely detect a suicide belt called ‘Anker-R.’ This prototype is capable of identifying the suicide belt on a person at a distance of five to six meters [16-19 feet],” YUTTA Chief Executive Vladimir Tkach told RIA Novosti on Thursday.
The device looks simple: a portable flat screen with wireless headphones. However it uses the electromagnetic field emitted by the explosives on the suicide belt to detect its target. One limitation is that the device cannot detect shell-less explosives, but Tkach says that most suicide belts do use shell explosives because of their increased destructive power.
According to Tkach, Egyptian visitors to Milpol have already expressed an interest in the device, which is expected to retail for around $1,500.
Milpol is a show for weapons, armament and surveillance technologies marketed to national governments in order to control their populations. Security at the event was increased in the aftermath of last Friday’s terrorist attacksin Paris which left at least 132 people dead.
As part of an ongoing effort to modernize its armed forces, Moscow is investing heavily in new technologies. Alongside next generation battle tanks, fighter jets and attack submarines, engineers have also unveiled a scanner that can see through walls, according to Sputnik News.
Two of those devices were scanners with the ability to see through walls. One model weighs just 0.6 kilograms and can penetrate walls from up to 14 meters away, while the second weighs 4.5 kilograms but has a range of 20 meters.
According to the report the scanners are capable of detecting the movement of people and even their breathing. They are the first devices to show these kind of capabilities. Other scanners at the show can detect burial sites, buried weapons and tunnels.
The international trade show on internal state security features 950 companies from 54 states around the world, 13 of which are Russian. The display models of BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle, the BTR-80A armored personnel carrier, the SPM-2 GAZ-233036 Tigr (Tiger) high-mobility multipurpose military vehicle, the Ansat light multipurpose helicopter, the Mangust (Mongoose) high-speed patrol boats and the Murena-E assault hovercraft.
Citing the worsening geopolitical situation, the head of the Russian state arms exporter claimed that Russia is looking to jointly develop new technologies. “We’re open for close interaction with all parties interested in cooperation, including with European partners,” said Rosoboronexport Security Department Head Valery Varlamov.