New Day/Night Weapon Sight Launched

Thales’ XTRAIM weapon sight combines a reflex red-dot sight with thermal imaging technology to decamouflage targets day or night By DA Staff / 10 Dec 2021
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Thales has launched XTRAIM, a new weapon sight offering day/night decamouflage capabilities that previously could only be achieved by using several separate pieces of equipment. 

XTRAIM is compatible with all shoulder-fired assault rifles and light machine guns, providing users with an unparalleled precision night-firing capability. 

Designed in close collaboration with users to guarantee that its ergonomic design and functionalities match operational requirements, XTRAIM provides a decisive operational advantage in conventional and asymmetric combat situations.

The sight weighs less than about 530g (including the battery) and is at least 70mm shorter than alternative solutions, reducing the burden on the soldier and improving their agility and endurance.

XTRAIM combines a reflex red-dot sight with thermal imaging technology to decamouflage (pick out targets from the background). The high brightness of the reticle in the red-dot sight makes it possible to identify and engage targets even in bright sunlight.

For night-time operations, XTRAIM is compatible with all types of night vision goggles. In this configuration, the infrared images from the weapon sight are superimposed on the images from the light-intensification tubes in the goggles to deliver a target decamouflage capability in low-light conditions.

The ergonomic design of the XTRAIM sight allows users to shoot with both eyes open, day or night, while remaining fully aware of their surroundings. 

“The outstanding optical, electronic and mechanical expertise of the teams from Saint-Héand, Thales’ global center of excellence for soldier optronics, has made it possible to design and develop a solution with our customers, for our customers, that offers the best operational capabilities available today,” said Christophe Salomon, Executive Vice President, Land and Air Systems, Thales.

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