More Thermal Imaging for the German Army’s Future Soldier Programme


    HENSOLDT’s IRV 600 A1 thermal sight attachment is one element of HENSOLDT’s contribution to the Germany Army’s Future Soldier Programme IdZ-ES. Source: HENSOLDT

    Recently TFB reported that Hensoldt won the tender for Thermal Sights for the German Army, with their IRV 900 A2 model.

    As part of the German Army’s modernisation program “Infantryman of the Future” Hensholdt is now delivering more of the IRV 600 A1 model. This is a Thermal sight attachment with a 640 x 480 pixels sensor for handheld weapons. It can be used as a clip-on system with 1 x magnification or as a stand-alone targeting optic with digital zoom.

    Hensoldt also delivers the ZO 4×30 targeting optic for the same modernisation program.


    Hensoldt 4x30i Intermediate Range Targeting Optic

    From Hensoldt’s Announcement:

    Wetzlar, Germany, 30 March 2020 – The sixth batch of the Bundeswehr order is worth around one million euros. This comprises of more than one hundred IRV 600 A1 thermal sight attachments. The uncooled attachment is noiseless and ready for use after only five seconds.

    The IRV 600 A1 was developed especially for long ranges. It is characterised by its simple operating concept and its central control panel. The infrared attachment is equipped with a video connection for an external monitor. Its additional picatinny rail offers space for optional accessories. A battery pack allows the user to easily replace the battery without having to use tools.

    In addition to the IRV 600 A1 infrared attachment, HENSOLDT also supplies the NSV 600 night sight attachment, the ZO 4×30 targeting optic, the RSA-S reflex sight, the Spotter 60 spotting scope, the ZF 6-24×72 riflescope and other accessories for the German Army’s modernisation program “Infantryman of the Future – Enhanced System” (IdZ-ES).


    About HENSOLDT

    HENSOLDT is a pioneer of technology and innovation in the field of defence and security electronics. Based in Taufkirchen near Munich, the company is a German Champion with strategic leadership positions in the field of sensor solutions for defence and non-defence applications. HENSOLDT develops new products to combat a wide range of threats based on innovative approaches to data management, robotics and cyber security. With approximately 5,500 employees, HENSOLDT generated revenues of 1.14 billion euros in 2019.

    You can find the product page of the IRV 600 A1 here.

    Eric B

    Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6×6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.