Iran’s new radar ‘detects drugs, explosives & people’

Iran’s new radar ‘detects drugs, explosives & people’
Iranian scientists have constructed a radar tracker that is capable of detecting drugs, explosives, and people, the country’s national media has boasted.

The inventor of the device told Mehr news agency that it can identify humans, both alive and deceased. The radar can spot drug addicts from a distance of 1,500 meters and determine the amount of forbidden substances in their bodies, he added.

According to Seyed Ali Hosseini from Gilan Science and Technology Park, the device is comprised of two main parts – a transmitter and a receiver.

"The transmitter part consists of radio waves and radio magnets emitting waves across the earth and stimulates elements' molecular layer and releases their ions. The receiver detects ions as well as the molecular layer then transfers waves back to the target to detect their essence," Hosseini explained.

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The scientist said the data collected by the radar – including “volume, weight and size of the traced elements” – could then be displayed in 3D using a computer.

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Hosseini believes his device can be successfully used by Iranian police, border guards, and security agents, as well as by emergency services during natural disasters and accidents.

However, he didn’t specify when or if the country’s agencies would soon be possessing the device.