Armasight introduced a new thermal imaging rifle scope called the Predator. These thermal imaging rifle scopes are designed to be lightweight and compact in addition to being the “most technologically advanced.”
At the center of the technology is a FLIR Tau 2 V0x microbolometer core with a pixel array of 336×256 and no need for an active cooling system. The Predator has multiple color display modes including white hot, black hot and rainbow. Reticle colors can also be changed to best match the color mode. The LED display has a resolution of 640×480 pixels. Both 30 Hz and 60 Hz models are available.
Optical magnification is fixed at 1.6x. Three digital zoom levels (1x-3x) are available to use in conjunction with the optical magnification.
Analog video output (both PAL and NTSC) is standard. An optional video recorder is available that records digitally to an SD card. The sight and recorder can be controlled through a wireless remote control. The unit is powered by a pair of CR123A batteries with a runtime of up to three hours. An extended battery pack can stretch runtime to 10 hours. Additionally, a 6v DC external power supply can run the unit should you be close to a wall outlet.
These units are made in the United States of America. A quick release mount for Picatinny-style rails is included with the scope. Here are some additional Armasight products from the SHOT Show.