Operational Flexibility, Advanced Features and Cost-Effective
Meprolight has completed development of the advanced MIL-STD Mepro TIGON sight and will be showing it in public at Milipol 2021 in Paris this week.
The system integrates the advantages of uncooled thermal imaging technology with those of see-through day optics (‘red -dot’ sights) in a single product, enabling complete day/night operational flexibility. Users in defence, law enforcement and homeland security sectors can benefit from TIGON’s highly advanced features in one, extremely cost-effective solution.
The integrated technology enables operational flexibility for mission success in a variety of environments. Being compact and lightweight, it reduces weapon-load, improves weapon balance, and simplifies operations compared with similar non-integrated solutions. For day use, the Mepro 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 difficult 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;
- Light sensor for seamless auto-adjustment of day reticle brightness;
- Thousands of hours operating time in day mode, over five continuous hours in thermal mode;
- Power-saving for maximum energy efficiency, without compromising reticle availability;
- Low operating costs – powered by two commercial AA batteries;
- Connectivity through a video-out interface for 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. “It efficiently supports seamless transition between day and night operations combined with changing tactical scenarios, all while subject to harsh environmental and weather conditions. The system is already in the process of being evaluated by the IDF and introduced to select forces around the world.”