Military experts in Syria, exploring the weapons of killed terrorists, found that snipers “Islamic state” and “Dzhebhat EN-Nusra” used night vision scopes with electronics, produced at Russian enterprises. About it writes “Kommersant”.
Victims of sniper attacks began four Russian military, including Colonel Alexei buchelnikov, received a mortal wound on the ground in the rear of the government troops, when trained Syrian soldiers conduct mortar fire in the dark. The gunman, believed to be colleagues of the deceased, was shot from a distance of several hundred metres in almost complete darkness — he managed to identify the Russian instructor among the Syrians and hit his only shot.
Night vision sights, according to experts, are divided into generations from first to third. NVD previous generations could only work in a “quarter moon in the sky”, the second generation was enough starlight, and the last specimens had the opportunity to detect a human figure at a distance of 400 meters even stormy night.
The most advanced third-generation instruments are manufactured in the United States and Russia. In the United States, the export of night vision of third generation outside the country is strictly prohibited. To get them army or special forces of friendly countries, and after lengthy approvals.
In Russia lately operates similar legislation, however, dismantling the weapons to the militants, they found in the PNV Russian electronics. “We found so-called electron-optical converters (EOC), produced at Russian enterprises”, — said the interlocutor of the edition. How they got into the combat zone, is unknown.
“Islamic state” and “Dzhebhat EN Nusra” in Russia included in the list of terrorist organizations, for participation in activities which provide for criminal liability.