The new microscope, which will be installed at the Interior Ministry's ballistics labs and tracing labs, was developed on a par with the ministry's criminalistics experts, RIA-NOVOSTI's interlocutor added.
In his words, LOMO mostly used to upgrade available microscopes over the last decade; meanwhile new parts account for over 90 percent of the new microscope's components. Microscope quality was also enhanced greatly, the source noted.
The new microscope, which boasts a much wider angle of vision than its predecessors, also features imaging systems, which can be connected to digital and analogue cameras; all images can be subsequently processed by computers.
The microscope-adjustment process has been simplified; the same is true of multi-coordinate measurements. Each MSK-3 features quite a few sample-holders, which make work much easier.
According to RIA-NOVOSTI's interlocutor, production of the first commercial batch of this MSK-3 microscope highlights the incipient re-equipment of Russia's criminalistics labs.
Plans are also in place to equip forensic labs of the national Justice Ministry with these new devices, the press-center official said in conclusion.