Category Archives: Thermal Imaging

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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