Almost 1,500 Image Intensifiers to be Supplied
Theon Deutschland GmbH, the subsidiary of Athens-based Theon Sensors, has been awarded a contract to supply the German Army with just under 1,500 monocular DAMON image intensifier (I2) clip-on devices, the company announced on 25 February.
The afocal devices will be delivered in two different configurations from this year forward, to be used across a wide range of small arms, from assault rifles to machine-guns, sniper rifles and rocket-propelled grenade launchers.
Commenting on the award, Philippe Mennicken, Managing Director of Theon Deutschland, stated “Theon Sensors has won the last three Bundeswehr tenders in the field of I2 devices,” referencing earlier awards for German programmes for vehicle driver binoculars and special operations forces binoculars. This tender was the first in which Theon Sensors bid via its Theon Deutschland subsidiary,
which was established last year.
The DAMON family consists of two variants; DAMON medium range (MR) and DAMON long range (LR). The afocal I2 clip-on with 1x magnification is installed in front of a daylight scope, thus adding a night-fighting capability while enabling the user to keep his familiar day optics and reticle. Alignment of the device, which is simple to mount via a Picatinny interface on any STANAG 4694-compatible rail, is not required. DAMON itself features an optional Picatinny rail, which allows attachment of other accessories, such as laser pointers, (IR) illuminators or red dot sights. DAMON is in service in a number of countries worldwide.