Dpebbles with wheels? You had to think about it. Russian Defense Ministry news channel Zvezda TV shared footage of an unsuspected mobile video surveillance device. These were relayed by International mail, Wednesday 1er December. Having the appearance of stones, these surveillance cameras have an autonomy of 24 hours in standby and 15 hours when in operation. Small wheels are deployed under each rock to facilitate their movement, discreetly. A downside, however, this military technology can only be operated by a soldier positioned within a radius of 2 kilometers.
With pride, Russian television reported that “it took three years for the students of the Zhukovsky-Gagarin Military Aviation Academy and their teachers in the city of Voronezh in southern Russia to develop this rock. spy ”. However, the concept would not emanate from a Soviet spirit, as The Times was delighted to recall it.
The pebbles of terror
In 2006, “Russia accused four British diplomats in Moscow of having used a fake rock containing electronic equipment to collect and transmit information provided by a Russian citizen,” recalled the English newspaper. After his arrest, a man confessed to working for British intelligence, MI6. Impressed, would the Russians have decided to steal the idea from the opposing spies? The most important is elsewhere. Why was the existence of such an intelligence weapon revealed? The question remains unanswered.