Burris V3 Updates For Thermal Optics

Do you want to see—and shoot—in the dark? Night vision optics are considered a must-have for a lot of shooters these days, but for others, thermal optics will do the trick. Now, scopemaker Burris has brought V3 updates to its thermal optic lineup, making them easier to use and offering superior performance.

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Stealth – Innovative Textile Technology For Thermal Signature Management

Carrington Textiles, Lancashire (United Kingdom), will show their new textile technology for defense purposes at Enforce Tac, in just a few weeks. The new textile is designed for superior thermal signature management, to protect soldiers from thermal detection on the battlefield. The textile is called Circuitex Sigma, made by Noble Biomaterials, and is designed to mitigate thermal detection in military environments. I think the attached image speaks a thousand words.

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[SHOT 2024] New Thermal Monocular from NEWCON Optik

Striding into the defense market, Newcon Optik has unveiled its latest creation: the TVS 11M-640 – an ultramodern thermal monocular that holds promise for its unrivaled specification and functionalities. It’s no wonder this device is already in testing by the British Army.

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Friday Night Lights: B2 Spirit Stealth Bomber Thermal Image

Happy New Year TFB readers! And welcome to the first Friday Night Lights article of 2024. Here I write about night vision and thermal-related content. Well, today I will share with you my attempt to capture the B2 Spirit Stealth Bomber’s image using long-range thermal and my Sony digital camera.

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The Armasight Sidekick 320 Handheld Thermal Imager

Armasight has just announced the launch of their new Sidekick 320 handheld thermal optic. The Sidekick is a lightweight thermal imaging entry that features a great amount of adaptability in that it can be mounted to a headset for hands-free operation, as well as still image, and video capture functions.

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Friday Night Lights: ECNS 4 – Bigger And Longer Than Before

Last week was a holiday so we skipped a week of Friday Night Lights. Need your fix of night vision and thermal content? Well, today is a big one. I went to the ECNS 4 (East Coast Night Shoot 4) in Ohio. It was bigger and longer than before. Two days and nights of firearms and night vision related goodies with more vendors and attendees than ever before. So let’s see what the hubbub was all about.

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Friday Night Lights: Hollywood Night Vision Myths Part 6

Welcome back to another weekly edition of Friday Night Lights. Last week we took a look at the FLIR RECON M24, a thermal monocular used by Alejandro in the movie Sicario. Well, this week we continue to look at Hollywood night vision myths part 6. We will take a look at the use of night vision and thermal devices in The Covenant (2023), The Contractor (2022), Predator (1987) and Predator 2 (1990) movies.

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Friday Night Lights: FLIR RECON M24 – The Sicario Thermal

Welcome back to another Friday Night Lights where I review night vision, thermal and related accessories. Last week we took a look at one of the latest digital night vision devices coming out of the commercial market from DuskEagle. Well, today we take a look at a thermal monocular that was seen used in the movie Sicario. Alejandro dons a FLIR RECON M24 thermal monocular near the end of the movie when they go into the tunnels. I got my hands on one so we can take a closer look at it.

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Friday Night Lights: AGM Voyage LRF TB75-640 Thermal Fusion Biocular

Do you hunt? Are you looking for that all-in-one device that doesn’t suck? Well, on tonight’s Friday Night Lights, the AGM Voyage LRF TB75-640 may be the device you are looking for. It is a thermal biocular with a built-in laser rangefinder and a digital night vision channel that can be fused with the thermal for thermal fusion! To my surprise, this device works better than expected. Let’s take a closer look.

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TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #86: What is Multispectral Night Vision? Derick w/ PARD

Thermal and digital night vision is making leaps and bounds within the firearms community when it comes to the capabilities they are now offering end users at much lower pricing than we’ve ever seen before. PARD, a European producer of digital and thermal night vision devices for observation, hunting, and shooting, is attempting to bring more awareness to its efforts to bring affordable and durable devices to the US market. That’s why I’m happy to have Derick from PARD on the podcast today to talk a bit about their current product lineup and what it offers to various users within the shooting community. Derick and I also take a minute to chat about some of the basic terminology of common specifications and features found on digital night vision and thermal devices, to give us a clear definition of what they mean, and how those numbers and figures relate to what you’re buying. Please give a warm welcome to Derick with PARD Technology!

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The Cronus ATS Thermal System from Athlon Optics [TriggrCon 2023]

We’re back at TriggrCon 2023, this time with Athlon Optics as they reveal their first ever Thermal Optic the new Cronus ATS Thermal system. Available in 3 objective/sensor size combinations, the Cronus ATS Thermal scope line starts pricing at around $2600 and comes loaded down with a ton of features including a long-lasting onboard rechargeable battery.

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Friday Night Lights: Hacked JIM LR – Thermal Magnifier, See More Farther Away

If you have been following along with my Friday Night Lights series of articles, you will know I have been using cooled MWIR thermal to help spot long-range and even ELR shots at a mile and further away. Well, thanks to the recent August Blue Super Moon, I managed to unlock even more capabilities out of my hacked JIM LR thermal spotter.

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POTD: Fighting In The Dark – Thermals

TFB’s Photo Of The Day is on a mission to collect high-quality photos from the world of firearms. Above you see Washington National Guard Staff Sgt. Chris Smith, a sniper employment officer with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment, 81st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, as he identifies targets with a thermal optic (an L3 CNVD-T).

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Friday Night Lights: PAS-28 MRTB Elcan Raytheon PhantomIR

Welcome back FNL enthusiasts. Did you enjoy last week’s article on the Oasys UTB? Well, today we take a look at another thermal bi-ocular, the PAS-28 MRTB aka PhantomIR by Elcan Raytheon.

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German Liemke Luchs-1 and Luchs-2 Thermal Optics

Hunting enthusiasts can now upgrade their gear with the latest in thermal technology thanks to Liemke’s newest line of premium thermal optics, the Luchs-1 and Luchs-2. Made in Wetzlar, Germany, these devices offer high-definition thermal imaging and versatile use as a handheld monocular or attachment to any daytime riflescope. With whisper-quiet calibration, rapid refresh rates, and easy operation, the Luchs line incorporates the latest in thermal technology to provide hunters with detailed and high-contrast images of their prey.

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