Some readers complained that the budget FLIR scope was expensive at $2,000. Thermal weapons sights go for a whole lot more. The new ATN ThOR 3 Thermal Weapon Sight sells for over $13,000!
From the press release …
American Technologies Network developed an advanced family of thermal sights for light, medium and heavy weapon applications; the ThOR series of thermal imaging scopes. The ThOR 3 optics are based upon a proven 320 x 240 microbolometer core, which is coupled with a high resolution OLED Color Microdisplay Assembly or B&W OLED Microdisplay Assembly that provides exceptional resolution and clarity.
To achieve superior accuracy and precision the ThOR scopes utilize a rear projected optical precision windage and elevation system that allows for ¾” MOA (2X) and ½” MOA (3x) reticle adjustments. This is a significant improvement over systems that use digital windage and elevation. The ThORs are the only thermal weapon sights with ATN’s new proprietary feature – Two Color Manual Brightness control of the aiming reticle. This feature allows for a choice of color (red or amber) of the projected reticle depending on the operator’s preference and tactical situation. The ThOR has a 3x optical magnifications, an increased resolution benefit over traditional digital zoom models.
The ThOR 3 scope is feature rich and an ideal tool for force protection, border patrol officers, police SWAT and special operations forces. Features include; precision internal windage and elevation adjustment, a digital operating control with direct button access, a manual image refresh switch, digital zoom for surveillance purposes, rapid 3-second start-up, 6-hour operation with 4-lithium batteries, MIL-STD-1913 (Picatinny Rail) Quick-Release Mount; all housed in a rugged, full-metal, durable housing.
An important benefit of the ThOR 3 scopes for surveillance operators is that the uncooled thermal imaging cuts through dust, smoke, fog, haze and other combat obscurants. The ThOR 3 does not emit any visible light or RF energy, keeping the operator’s location in total secrecy and safety.
The ThOR 3 B&W is available with an MSRP of $13,199.00 and the color unit for $13,699.00
The ThOR 3 Thermal Imaging scope can be purchased directly at www.atncorp.com or any of their retailing partners .
I have used a thermal weapon sight before. They are a LOT of fun