Go Dark with Professional Grade Clip-On Thermal-Imaging Capability
Article first appeared at Ammo Land.
WILSONVILLE, OR –-(Ammoland.com)- The stakes can be life or death whenever a soldier, law enforcement officer or professional hunter pulls the trigger. That’s why expert operators demand the Armasight by FLIR Apollo Pro family of clip-on thermal imaging weapon sights.
Available in five distinct models, the Armasight by FLIR Apollo Pro is a rugged, solid-state, uncooled, long-wave infrared 1x (unity magnification) clip-on thermal imaging device designed to mount in front of a variable-magnification day sight on precision rifles and tactical weapons. It can also be used as a stand-alone thermal weapon sight or as a handheld monocular that features an integral compass and inclinometer for enhanced target ranging.
Utilizing proven FLIR TAU-2 Technology, Apollo Pro is offered in 336×256 and 640×512 pixel formats with professional-grade 50mm or 100mm Germanium (Ge) objective lenses, creating a wide variety of performance options to match the demands of any deployment.
Based around common core electronics, signal processing, and an infinity focused large-format collimating eyepiece, the Armasight by FLIR Apollo is available in a variety of options that cater to every military or commercial application. Installation of the Apollo Pro clip-on sight is easy, repeatable, and reliable, based on a user-friendly MILSTD- 1913/ Weaver/Picatinny rail-compatible quick-release locking mechanism.
As a 1x stand-alone weapon sight, solid-state reticle adjustments and software algorithms combined with a complementary color pallet ensure maximum reticle contrast and high-level accuracy that can’t be achieved with mechanical adjusters. Apollo Pro also offers a tracking electronic zoom (e-zoom) function that can progressively increase from 1x to 2x to 4x and 8x (640×512 format only) without changing the point of aim.
Armasight by FLIR Apollo Pro models use a multi-pin connector to provide video-out/video-in capability, as well as external power supply and support of accessories. An optional laser range finder, external battery pack, multispectral laser and other accessories designed to attach via the MIL-STD-1913 rail of the Zeus Pro are available.
An included five-button wireless remote allows operation and modification of the Apollo Pro imagery without having to remove hands from the weapon. The Bluetooth-capable Apollo Pro can also interface with ballistics and control applications on most smart phones.
Apollo Pro models feature a user-friendly dual-power option of either four 3.0V DC CR123A batteries (all oriented in the same direction to prevent confusion in replacement) or four 1.5VDC AA batteries pre-loaded in a cartridge. Designed to operate even in the chaos of unexpected deployments, the Apollo Pro also offers a special power-management feature, which provides just over an hour of operation with a single 3.0V DC CR123A battery.
The Armasight by FLIR Apollo Pro represents the most rugged, versatile and sophisticated Armasight clip-on product available for soldiers, police officers and professional hunters who want to add full thermal capability to their existing daylight weapon systems.
- 336×256 Apollo Pro MR 336 50mm 60 Hz
- 336×256 Apollo Pro MR 336 50mm 30 Hz
- 640×512 Apollo Pro MR 640 50mm 30 Hz
- 640×512 Apollo Pro MR 640 100mm 30 Hz
- 640×512 Apollo Pro LR 640 100mm 60 Hz
- 24/7 Operation in presence of environmental obscurants (smoke, dust, haze, fog)
- Operates on CR123A or AA batteries
- Reliable quick-release locking weapon mount
- 50mm or 100mm objective Germanium lens options
- FLIR TAU-2 17μm pitch thermal sensor
- SVGA 800×600 OLED display
- Digital compass
- Digital inclinometer
- Battery status indicator
- Multiple user-selectable ballistic and quick-acquisition reticles
- Selectable reticle color
- Selectable Palettes: White Hot/Black Hot/Sepia/OEM custom/other color variants
- User-adjustable image-enhancement tools
- Wireless 5-button remote
- Tracking Digital e-Zoom: 2x / 4x / 8x (640×512 only)
- Still picture and video recording capability (mounted DVR option)
- Made in the USA
- MAP starting at $6,995
About FLIR Systems
FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness. FLIR’s advanced systems and components are used for a wide variety of thermal imaging, situational awareness, and security applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition monitoring, navigation, recreation, research and development, manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction, transportation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) threat detection. FLIR’s Outdoor and Tactical (OTS) Division markets FLIR- and Armasight-branded thermal-imaging and NVD equipment for the law enforcement, tactical, hunting and outdoor markets. For more information, visit FLIR.com.