Hybrid Day/Night Sight for Enhanced Combat Effectiveness
Meprolight will highlight the recently-launched hybrid TIGON sight, which integrates the advantages of uncooled thermal imaging with those of see-through day optics, at Eurosatory 2022. In the runup to the show, the company announced it has received initial orders for the device.
The integrated technology enables operational flexibility for successful prosecution of a wide range of missions. Compact and lightweight, it reduces weapon-load, improves weapon balance, and simplifies operations compared with similar non-integrated solutions.
For day use, TIGON’s large transparent display window and clearly-visible reticle enable rapid target acquisition, with both eyes open. At night, the thermal image, projected onto the same display, effectively supports spotting and engaging targets in complete darkness and harsh environment conditions, including smoke and dust. To increase the effective day range of the sight, a tactical magnifier can be fitted behind it, while the digital x2 zoom of its thermal channel may be employed at night.
Additional features and advantages include:
- High accuracy zeroing system;
- Wide field of view in both day and thermal modes;
- Remote control cable for convenient operation without removing hands from weapon;
- Light sensor for seamless auto-adjustment of day reticle brightness;
- Long operating time – thousands of hours in day mode, over seven hours in thermal mode;
- Power-saving mechanism for maximum energy efficiency, without compromising reticle availability;
- Low operating costs – powered by two commercial AA batteries;
- Video-out interface for connectivity to external monitors and communications systems;
- Quick-release high-durability Picatinny rail (MIL-STD-1913) mount.
“The Mepro TIGON was developed in direct response to the needs of military, security, and law enforcement users for a sight that both, has high performance capabilities, and, is cost-effective enough to enable large-scale fielding for significantly increasing numbers of night-combat enabled users within forces,” explained David Shenhav, SVP Sales & Marketing – Defense. “Since the introduction of the sight to the market at the end of 2021 we have been actively demonstrating it to customers world-wide. Highly positive responses along with feedbacks received from end-users helped us streamline sight’s operating software, and, additionally, already resulted in initial purchase orders to be supplied shortly […] The period since launching the Mepro TIGON has definitely strengthened our confidence in system’s concept and market potential […] It efficiently supports seamless transition between day and night operations combined with changing tactical scenarios, all while subject to harsh environmental and weather conditions.”