PORTLAND, OR /Marketwire/ -- FLIR Systems Inc. announced that it has signed a teaming agreement and received a $12.6 million order from Trijicon Inc. for a new integrated clip-on thermal weapon sight. The Advanced Thermal Weapon Sight (ATWS) was developed by FLIR in a collaboration leveraging Trijicon's expertise in weapon sights, and FLIR's expertise in infrared imaging systems and sighting sensors. The ATWS is specifically designed to integrate with Trijicon's popular Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight (ACOG), which is used by military and law enforcement units around the world. Designed for use with the M16 family, the ACOG has been chosen by the U.S. Special Operations Command as standard issue for all special operations forces.
The ATWS uses FLIR's 640 x 480 uncooled vanadium oxide infrared microbolometers, and was commercially developed to military specifications. The ATWS sight will be manufactured by FLIR at its Portland, OR, facility and will be marketed and distributed by Trijicon worldwide.
"We are pleased to enter into this important relationship with Trijicon, which capitalizes on the strengths of both companies to offer a world-class sighting solution for military and paramilitary customers," said Earl R. Lewis, President and CEO of FLIR Systems.
FLIR Systems Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of thermal imaging and stabilized camera systems for a wide variety of thermography and imaging applications, including condition monitoring, research and development, manufacturing process control, airborne observation and broadcast, search and rescue, drug interdiction, surveillance and reconnaissance, navigation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and ground-based security. Visit the Company's web site at
Trijicon Inc. is a world leader in self-luminous Brilliant Aiming Solutions. Located in Wixom, MI, Trijicon has been providing day scopes for military and civilian uses for over 28 years. Trijicon's most popular product, the ACOG, is an internally adjustable, compact telescopic sight with tritium illuminated reticle patterns for use in low light or at night. Bindon Aiming Concept models feature bright daytime reticles, using fiber optics, which collect ambient light. The ACOG combines traditional, precise distance marksmanship with close-in aiming speed.