The Russian military explained the reason for the delivery of georadar to the Khmeimim military base in the Syrian Arab Republic. We are talking about the Oko-3 system, which is designed for soil research.
In particular, GPR is able to detect voids in the ground, which allows it to be used to detect possible undermines.
According to the deputy chief of the engineering troops of the Russian contingent in Syria, Lieutenant Colonel Pavel Reutsky, this kind of trenches can be created by militants for sabotage. In different parts of Syria, militants of various groups used just such tactics to commit terrorist acts or to transfer weapons closer to a particular object with the aim of its subsequent shelling from a minimum distance. For example, this kind of action was carried out against the posts and bases of the Syrian government army.
The Oko-3 system is capable of detecting voids not only in soil layers, but also in other environments, eg, in concrete. The use of such a georadar is capable of disrupting any plan of the militants to conduct the so-called tunnel war..
Some characteristics of the GPR: able to detect voids at a depth of up to 50 m, works at temperatures up to 55 degrees Celsius, has a screen for displaying GPR profiles, provides for the connection of the navigation unit, allowing you to accurately track the coordinates of voids in the soil. Data scanning can be carried out both in planar mode, and in 3D. Can work remotely when connected to a radio modem.