Trijicon has developed its latest-generation, cutting-edge Advanced Trijicon Thermal Weapons Sight (ATWS) for small arms use. The Trijicon ATWS is the first high-definition (640×480 pixel) small arms mounted, uncooled thermal sight in the world. It is also smaller and lighter than most current lower-definition weapons-mounted thermal sights available on the market.
The Trijicon ATWS is specifically designed to be used in conjunction with the Trijicon ACOG (Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight) allowing extremely rapid and sure target acquisition and engagement, regardless of poor lighting conditions or battlefield obscurants like dust, smoke or fog. With nearly 500,000 Trijicon ACOGs currently in service, the new Trijicon ATWS can further enhance the gunnerʼs ability to engage nighttime targets and provides convenience and combat readiness as it can be mounted and dismounted without removing the Trijicon ACOG optic. The Trijicon ATWS mounts forward of the Trijicon ACOG, allowing full use of the illumination capabilities and Bullet Drop Compensator (BDC) reticles incorporated into most Trijicon ACOG models. For additional versatility and utility, the Trijicon ATWS can also be used as a stand alone, hand-held thermal sight if desired.
Partnering with FLIR Systems, Inc., a world leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of thermal imaging and stabilized camera systems, the product specifications for the new Trijicon ATWS make it the ultimate, next generation sight made for those whose lives could depend on the performance of their equipment. Using a 640×480 pixel uncooled microbolometer camera, the Trijicon ATWS matches the 7° FOV of the Trijicon ACOG, so the gunner sees the same scene with or without the Advanced Thermal Weapon Sight. The sight is powered by four CR123 lithium batteries yielding up to five-hour power duration, and weighs a mere 1.50 lbs with batteries. The Trijicon ATWS is also incredibly compact, measuring just 5.9” long x 3.0” high x 3.4” wide. Finally, the Trijicon ATWS is amazingly durable, having been tested to withstand the shock of 5,000 rounds of gunfire. Plus, the Trijicon ATWS is also rated as waterproof for two-hours in up to sixty-six feet of seawater, so itʼs combat-ready in a wide range of environments.
Trijicon has developed its latest-generation, cutting-edge Advanced Trijicon Thermal Weapons Sight (ATWS) for small…
by Tactical-Life.com / Mar 25, 2009