Fiberscopes have a variety of military usages including EOD, search of hidden weapons and gear and covert tactical surveillance. In urban warfare, fiberscopes are used for short range intelligence gathering as they enable visibility under doors, through openings such as windows and vents in the ceilings and floors, and even through walls in adjacent rooms (using a drill).

Basic models are made of flexible fiber-optic and eyepiece, while more advanced models feature adapters for recording and transmitting a video feed (such as a C-Mount for a camera attachment), which can be used for transmitting the combat situation to a CO or a mobile HQ and for post-mission debriefing.

Fiberscopes are offered in a variety of field of views, diameters and lengths.

A typical fiberscope seen here with an optional camera adapter. The knob on the fiberscope is used for bending the tip of the fiberscope by rotating the knob, therefore allowing various points of views of the inspected room interior.


PALSAR Golani operator looking in a fiberscope during training.

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