New Israeli technology that can ‘see through walls’ at Paris military exhibition
His latest invention is the Xaver ™ LR40 (XLR40), a portable system capable of detecting living objects hidden behind walls over 50 meters (approximately 164 feet). The XLR40, which the company claims is lightweight, can accurately pinpoint the presence and number of objects moving behind walls in real time.
“The uniqueness of the XLR40 is that we can now do it from a much longer range than before, [longer] than any other system in the world, ”Ilan Abramovich, vice president of business development, sales and marketing at Camero-Tech, told The Media Line.
The technology is particularly useful in stalemate situations or covert operations where a tactical team must remain a safe distance from a target. It is also relevant for search and rescue operations.
Camero-Tech will present its new system at Milipol in Paris, a biennial homeland security and safety fair that will take place October 19-22.
The XLR40 is part of a family of new portable imaging systems recently released by Camero-Tech. Another system sold – the XLR80 – is larger and even more powerful than the XLR40 and can detect living objects over 100 meters (328 feet) away.
“All of our radars are based on radio signals in the ultra wideband range,” said Abramovich. “This means that we are sending continuous pulses and each one is in a wide frequency band. In this sense, we can actually penetrate through several walls of materials. “
The objective is to provide ground forces in a hostile environment with an operational advantage. In fact, the system is so sensitive that it can even detect the slightest movement, such as breathing.
Like other UWB imaging systems, the only material that the technology cannot see through is solid metal.
“We know that no radio signal can pass through a solid metal; it’s a physical phenomenon known as the Faraday cage, ”he explained. “On the other hand, if you have reinforced concrete where you have rebar, wire netting, or mesh – we can even go through the small holes between the wires.”
More than 1,000 exhibitors from 55 countries will attend Milipol, including Israeli defense companies Elbit Systems and Rafael. The event typically attracts over 30,000 attendees from around the world.
“We are proud to present for the first time the XLR40 system, which joins our family of long range systems,” said Amir Beeri, CEO of Camero, in a statement shared with The Media Line. “There are many potential uses for XLR systems: they can, for example, be placed inside a designated vehicle that can move quickly from location to location; hidden behind a camouflage net during secret missions; or placed in apartments or rooftops near a target location.