Handheld See-Through-Wall Radar

The Camero Xaver handheld radar systems are like something out of a Tom Clancy novel. They allow tactical teams to look through the walls, floors or ceilings of buildings to see if there are any people on the other side. The company makes three models, the small XAVER 100 which can indicate if there is a person behind a wall and how far away they are, the larger XAVER 400 that can map the general layout of a room and where any occupants are and the much larger tripod mounted XAVER 800 that creates a 3D map of a room.

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Camero Xaver 100

The devices use low powered Ultra-Wideband (UWB) electromagnetic radio waves that the company says is perfectly safe.

Camero Xaver 400

Camero Xaver 400

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Camero Xaver 400’s screen.

Camero is part of the SK Group which includes Israel Weapons Industries (IWI) and MeproLight.




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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=767053319 James Patrick

    This reminds me of the FarSight railgun from Perfect Dark 64.

  • Elijah

    Coming up next. Devices that jam the return signal.

  • milo

    this is nice and all but having used similar ones before, they are easily jammed and a simple faraday cage can fool one, heck my buddy tested covering yourself in chains. it is useful against those who dont know about it. but as it gets more common dont expect using one to guarantee results.

    • big daddy

      How many people even know what a Faraday shield is? That is a very old term by the way. That’s the way military tech is, I build something you build something to block it, I make it better, you make yours better. It’s been going on since humans started making war.

      • milo

        heh well i can say quite a bit of 12Bs know it.

    • noob

      Can you fight a SWAT team while wearing chains?

      • milo

        that depends, most firefights are more or less “who shoots first (and hits first), wins” im not gunna gander on fighting SWAT, but lets say if china was using that. trading a couple kilos for getting a jump on them, or evading all together sounds good.

      • wetcorps

        That would look badass… At least.

  • TinCan Assassin

    4th amendment? what 4th amendment?

    • Duray

      It’s called a warrant. Don’t blame police for the existence of technology.

    • Nathan

      Not a common technology (yet) so should require a warrant (cough cough). When it comes to raiding meth labs and that sort of thing, I’m all for having the cops know where people are inside before the breach.

      • http://www.thefirearmblog.com/ Phil W “Senior Writer TFB”

        Having done many a raid I’d love to have something like this!

  • Bull

    now… where are those damn xenomorphs…?

    • noob

      They’re coming out of the walls!

    • Avery

      You are not joking. The 400 model almost looks like the Aliens motion detector.

      I had heard about the handheld unit before and they’ve field-tested some of these in Iraq and I know that 20m for such a spotty, vague image is a bit too close for comfort. However, if they can miniaturize it, it could fit on those soldier’s mini-drones that the Army has been working on. Have one of those stick to a wall, giving both a view of outside and inside a building would work wonders.

  • noob

    Perfectly safe? I say put a button on it that cooks selected bad guys on HIGH and spares the hostage next to him.

  • Rob in Katy

    So, did the Hotel guest have an over due book?

  • http://twitter.com/Azzy_FOAC BryanS

    More tools for some animals who are better than other animals. Anyone else find it deeply disturbing that in that video the guy busts through the door, doesn’t identify his target, and just shoots?

  • http://twitter.com/tahDeetz Deetz

    Coming soon to a DHS fusion center near you…

    tD

  • Lane C

    I don’t know if I would trust this in a firefight, but I think it would be incredibly useful for Search and Rescue operations.

  • http://twitter.com/blakedotfr Blake

    Tacticool lead underwear offered as optional accessory

  • Gordon

    Wow, fatal funnel FAIL at the end there.

  • joe

    “perfectly safe”
    sure it is… if the company says so, how can it not be?