Monitoring compliance with security measures in Ukraine
Monitoring Mission of the OSCE uses thermal imaging cameras from InfraTecDresden, )
Depending on the task, OSCE observers can quite flexibly use the VarioCAM® HD head security stationary or vehicle-bound. Its uncooled microbolometer FPA detectors with up to (1,024 x 768) IR pixels offer high-resolution infrared images and sequences that provide important images of the line of contact. Based on this information, it becomes apparent whether the agreed ceasefire is being observed and whether both parties to the conflict respect the demilitarised zones. With the cameras it is possible to detect people at a distance of more than six kilometres. In the case of vehicles, the distance can actually reach more than ten kilometres.
The infrared thermal imaging systems are part of Germany's contribution to the civilian observer mission. Furthermore, acoustic sensors and unmanned aircrafts are used. Apart from this, the German Government supports the peace initiatives with additional technology, specialists and training. A total of 721 international observers from more than 40 countries belong to the SMM. Germany has sent about 30 observers.