Anna Fermanova’s high-tech scopes are used for assassination, say experts

July 29th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI  

New York, July 29 (ANI): Anna Fermanova’s story that she bought three-night vision scopes for her hubby’s hunting buddies in Russia is simply incredible, say pros.

“These are used specifically for an assassination. You’re not going to hunt deer with a super scope. That’s crazy,” The New York Daily News quoted security consultant Bo Dietl, a former NYPD detective, as saying.

“You could take someone out with one of these scopes in the dead of night from up to a mile-and-a-half-away. I have friends in Iraq who use these. These are the real deal,” he added.

According to Dan Wasserbly, a weapons expert with Jane’s International Defence Review, the 7,000dollar Raptor 4X Night Vision Weapons Sight that Fermanova had is so advanced the average American soldier wouldn’t use one.

And it’s used for automatic assault weapons, not hunting rifles. “It’s a piece of serious military hardware,” he said.

Fermanova, 24, was arrested July 15, four months after she tried to get past airport security with the scopes concealed in a pair of Ugg boots buried deep in her suitcase.

However, her lawyer says she “a nice Jewish girl who lives with her sweet Latvian parents” and has no links to terrorism. (ANI)

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