Category Archives: Thermal Imaging

New Pulsar Locking QD Mount

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – Improving on their already stellar night vision and thermal optics, Pulsar is proud to release a new Locking QD mount (PL34000), sure to be welcomed by shooting and hunting enthusiasts. Better suited for mounting Pulsar scopes on … Continue reading

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FLIR Introduces FLIR ThermoSight® Pro Series Thermal Weapon Sights

FLIR Boson Camera Core Powers New Thermal Line with Advanced Image Processing WILSONVILLE, Ore., (August 2, 2017) – FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced three rifle-mounted thermal imaging sights as part of the new FLIR ThermoSight Pro Series. Powered … Continue reading

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Go Dark with Professional-Grade Clip-On Thermal-Imaging Capability

When an entire operation could depend on a single trigger pull, professionals choose Armasight by FLIR Apollo Pro thermal clip-on weapon sights WILSONVILLE, OR (June 13, 2017) – The stakes can be life or death whenever a soldier, law enforcement … Continue reading

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FLIR Systems Announces Appointment of James J. Cannon as President and CEO

WILSONVILLE, Ore., – May 23, 2017 – FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced that James J. (“Jim”) Cannon has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer, effective June 19, 2017. Mr. Cannon will succeed Andy Teich, whose retirement after … Continue reading

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New Pulsar Core Thermals

  (MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – The most versatile thermal optic line on the market, Pulsar welcomes three new exciting models to the existing Core series. The Core FXQ38 (PL76453) and Core FXQ50 (PL76459) are 2-in-1 thermal units, designed to be used … Continue reading

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Thermal Imaging on the Beat From FLIR

    An affordable sixth-sense on the thin blue line WILSONVILLE, Ore. (March 31, 2017) – It’s safe to say that every cop knows about thermal-imaging devices, more commonly known as Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR). It’s a magical technology that … Continue reading

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Pulsar Takes Aim at 2017 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits

  (MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – Pulsar is happy to announce participation at the upcoming NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Atlanta, Georgia on April 27-30, 2017. Pulsar’s award-winning thermal and night vision optics will be on showcase, as well as their … Continue reading

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Practical Thermal Imaging for Hunters: Part Two

WILSONVILLE, Ore. (March 14, 2017) – Thermal-imaging technology is no longer just for the military and law enforcement communities. These rapidly evolving electronics are becoming smaller, lighter, less expensive and, therefore, more accessible and valuable to hunters than ever before. … Continue reading

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Pulsar Now The Official Thermal/Night Vision of Lone Star Outdoor Show!

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – Pulsar is proud to be announced as the official thermal/night vision of Dallas Safari Club’s Lone Star Outdoor Show. Building on Pulsar’s world-class reputation in the field of thermal imaging and night vision, this sponsorship helps bring … Continue reading

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TRIJICON GOES THERMAL

At Shot Show 2017 Trijicon introduced their line of thermal imagers and weapon sights. The company showcased the IR-Hunter, REAP-IR, IR-Patrol and SNIPE-IR. In 2016, Trijicon bought IR Defense and merged them into Trijicon as Trijicon Electro-Optics. A great move … Continue reading

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LEUPOLD LTO-TRACKER THERMAL MONOCULAR

Leupold Stevens and Seek Thermal teamed up to produce a thermal imager that will make the hunting community very happy. Check this out: The compact thermal imager is only 5.6 inches long and weighs less than 10 ounces. A 21 … Continue reading

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The New T15 Mini-Thermal Imager Offers Optical Zoom from 3 to 8x

San Diego, CA – January 2017: Utilizing a FLIR core, Torrey Pines Logic, Inc. has developed a unique optical zoom imager from 3x to 8x in a tiny package. Small enough to be held in the palm of your hand … Continue reading

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THOR-HD HAS A NEW FIRMWARE UPDATE

Here are a few improvements included in the newest firmware update: Neutral pixel correction Automatic pixel correction improvement Image quality improvement DOWNLOAD FIRMWARE

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Pulsar Quantum HD19A Thermal Monocular: NTOA Tested and Recommended!

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – Pulsar is proud to announce the Quantum HD19A Thermal Monocular has been reviewed and tested by the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA), and is now recommended by the organization’s membership. NTOA is a premier training resource and … Continue reading

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MIL SISTEMIKA Integrates Thermoteknix’s TiCAM 1000 LRF Target Locator With Its PERSONAL EYE SYSTEM (PES)

The TiCAM 1000 LRF Target Locator from Thermoteknix is a versatile target acquisition and observation sensor for day and night-time use. The device has a direct-view optical channel for daytime use, a MicroCAM high resolution uncooled thermal imager, laser range … Continue reading

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FLIR Systems Acquires Armasight, Inc. for $41 Million

Acquisition Enhances FLIR’s Recreational and Tactical Scopes and Sights Business to Better Serve Outdoor Sporting, Law Enforcement, and Military Markets WILSONVILLE, OR — (Marketwired) — 06/28/16 — FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today that it has acquired Armasight, Inc., … Continue reading

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ATN’s BinoX-THD Smart Thermal Binoculars in Action.

South San Francisco, Calif. (May 2016) – American Technologies Network Corp. (ATN), announced the release of its latest video, ATN BinoX-THD Smart Thermal Binoculars, now available on YouTube. The video, which you can watch below,  highlights many of the key … Continue reading

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ATN Launches New Video Submission Contest

Contestants can submit videos directly to ATN’s Smart HD Channel, where the best three videos will each win a Shot Trak-X HD. South San Francisco, Calif. (February 2016) –ATN, innovators of advanced night vision, thermal imaging and digital Smart HD … Continue reading

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FLIR ANNOUCES THE NEW FLIR SCOUT TK and FLIR TG130 THERMAL CAMERAS

Wilsonville, OR – FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced two compact thermal camera products that will be showcased at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week: the FLIR Scout TK thermal vision monocular and the FLIR TG130 spot thermal camera. … Continue reading

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Steiner Acquires STS AND DIFFRACTION LTD

Steiner officially announces that it has acquired two U.S. companies, the Sensor Systems Division of The O’Gara Group. The group is comprised of Sensor Technology Systems (STS) and Diffraction LTD. For more than 25 years, STS and Diffraction have provided … Continue reading

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American Technologies Network Corp. (ATN) Adds New ThOR Thermal Sight Models

  South San Francisco, Calif. (September 2015) – American Technologies Network Corp. (ATN), innovators of advanced night vision, thermal imaging and digital Smart HD optics for hunters, outdoor enthusiasts, military and law enforcement, adds four new models into its ThOR … Continue reading

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Raytheon PhantomIRxr® 17 μm Binoculars

This is not your grandpa’s  binoculars he brought back from Europe at the end of World War II. The folks at Raytheon have come up with a light weight (3.6 lbs.) uncooled thermal binocular that will detect a man sized … Continue reading

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U.S. Army Links Family of Weapon Sights-Individual To The Enhanced Night Vision Goggle Wirelessly.

Military.com ran an interesting story on the Army’s efforts to integrate its Family of Weapon Sights-Individual (FWS-I) with the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle (ENVG). In this system, the operator is able to transmit his thermal weapon sight’s image, with a … Continue reading

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The U.S. ARMY IS LOOKING FOR A CLIP-ON THERMAL SIGHT FOR SNIPERS

The U.S. Army Contracting Command issued a solicitation dated 17 March 2015 seeking what it designates as the Family of Weapon Sights – Sniper or FWS. The new thermal sight will work across all sniper system platforms including the M24, … Continue reading

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SELEX ES HORIZON HD/SD THERMAL IMAGING CAMERA

Thermal imagine technologies keep getting better and smaller. At this year’s IDEX 2015, Selex ES introduced a new medium wave thermal imager sold as the Horizon Medium Wave Infra-Red (MWIR). The Horizon is sold in either Standard Definition or High … Continue reading

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HARRIS TO ACQUIRE EXELIS FOR $4.75B

Over a year ago, I alerted our readers to the upcoming consolidation in sectors of the Defense Industry, resulting from Sequester. A prognosis that is unfolding even as I write this. Harris communications has just wrapped up a deal to … Continue reading

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DARPA Is Looking For Next Generation Night Vision Goggles

Citing soldier health concerns and the growing availability of commercial  I 2 night vision optics, the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) wants industry to develop lighter, more compact and more advanced night vision goggles for the military. U.S. Special … Continue reading

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Thermal Imaging For Your Android Device

In July, we reported on FLIR’s launch of a thermal imaging device for your iPhone 5. Android owners were pretty well left out in the cold. We are happy to report that the capability is now available for select android … Continue reading

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FLIR One Thermal Imagers For The iPhone 5 and 5s Are Now Available.

If you think you may have an application for a thermal imager this is an excellent opportunity for you to do some creative pictography, check your home or cabin for heat leaks, or personal security using the iPhone 5 or … Continue reading

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FLIR Accepting Pre-Orders For FLIR One iPhone Thermal Imaging Camera

FLIR One is a thermal camera for the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s. It operates at the 10 micron spectrum and supports the full palette of colors including white hot / black hot. The image is matrixed consisting of a … Continue reading

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FLIR’s Commercial Grade SCOUT Thermal Imagers

Thermal imaging is a technology where informed buyers make better decisions so this article is intended to provide you with a basic foundation of thermal imaging and introduce you to 2 variants of FLIR’s outstanding commercial imagers, the PS24 and … Continue reading

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French Sniper Platform a la FÉLIN

  French FRF2 sniper rifle with SWORD sniper optic that incorporates high magnification, laser range finding functionality and uncooled thermal imaging.

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BAE’s Q-Warrior Closer To Primetime.

  As battlefield objectives become more specific, the need for precision increases correspondingly. The successful kinetic operation needs a greater level of accuracy if we are to avoid collateral damage, fratricide and maintain the good will of indigenous people. So, … Continue reading

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EOTech X320 Thermal Imager

Going back a few years, I remember being at the Burroughs Range, Ft. Benning GA, hanging out with the NCOIC while they setup FLIR for a night shoot. It was around 01:00 and bone chilling cold so it took a … Continue reading

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SHOT SHOW 2014–Hensoldt

Surprisingly, when you mention Hensoldt to a majority of precision / tactical shooters in the U.S. you get a blank stare. The U.S. magnified optics market is dominated by Leupold Stevens, Night Force, U.S. Optics and to a lesser extent … Continue reading

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ATN’s Odin-14 Thermal Imaging Monocular

American Technologies Network Corp., has introduced the Odin-14 Thermal Monocular, one of the smallest thermal imaging monocular system currently on the market. The Odin-14 uses high-grade polymers and miniature thermal imaging sensor technology, to achieve compactness and light weight. The … Continue reading

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US Army To Acquire Additional Thermal Weapon Sights From Raytheon

Raytheon announced that it was selected by the U.S. Army to supply thermal weapon sights (TWS). The award has a maximum potential value of $131 million. The contract is not new business, but a three year extension to the existing … Continue reading

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Vectronix Introduces NiteSpotMR Its New Medium Range Clip-On Night Sight

Vectronix AG, Heerbrugg Switzerland, introduced the NiteSpotMR, a medium range clip-on night sight that adds night vision capability (I²) to a wide variety of rifles, at DSA 2012  in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. NiteSpotMR attaches to the front of a day-sight objective … Continue reading

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BAE Systems OASYS Secures Deal To Supply USSOCOM With SkeeterIR®

 BAE Systems announced yesterday , April 11, 2012, that it has been awarded an $11 million contract to provide USSOCOM with its mini weapon mountable IR monocular,  SkeeterIR®. The SkeeterIR uses a Wilcox interface so it can be mounted to the helmet … Continue reading

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