March 25, 2009
Trijicon, Inc.® Breaks New Ground in Thermal Sight Technology
Trijicon, Inc.®, the world leader in Brilliant Aiming Solutions™
and combat optics, is proud to announce its development of
the latest-generation, cutting-edge Advanced Trijicon Thermal
Weapons Sight™ (ATWS) for small arms use. The Trijicon
ATWS is the first high-definition (640x480 pixel) small arms
mounted, uncooled thermal sight in the world. It is also
smaller and lighter than most current lower-definition weaponsmounted
thermal sights available on the market.
The Trijicon ATWS is specifically designed to be used in
conjunction with the Trijicon ACOG™ (Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight) allowing extremely rapid and sure
target acquisition and engagement, regardless of poor lighting conditions or battlefield obscurants like dust,
smoke or fog. With nearly 500,000 Trijicon ACOGs currently in service, the new Trijicon ATWS can further
enhance the gunner's ability to engage nighttime targets and provides convenience and combat readiness as
it can be mounted and dismounted without removing the Trijicon ACOG optic. The Trijicon ATWS mounts
forward of the Trijicon ACOG, allowing full use of the illumination capabilities and Bullet Drop Compensator
(BDC) reticles incorporated into most Trijicon ACOG models. For additional versatility and utility, the Trijicon
ATWS can also be used as a stand alone, hand-held thermal sight if desired.
Partnering with FLIR Systems, Inc., a world leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of thermal
imaging and stabilized camera systems, the product specifications for the new Trijicon ATWS make it
the ultimate, next generation sight made for those whose lives could depend on the performance of their
equipment. Using a 640x480 pixel uncooled microbolometer camera, the Trijicon ATWS matches the 7° FOV
of the Trijicon ACOG, so the gunner sees the same scene with or without the Advanced Thermal Weapon
Sight. The sight is powered by four CR123 lithium batteries yielding up to five-hour power duration, and
weighs a mere 1.50 lbs with batteries. The Trijicon ATWS is also incredibly compact, measuring just
5.9” long x 3.0” high x 3.4” wide. Finally, the Trijicon ATWS is amazingly durable, having been tested to
withstand the shock of 5,000 rounds of gunfire.
Plus, the Trijicon ATWS is also rated as waterproof for two-hours in up to sixty-six feet of seawater, so it's
combat-ready in a wide range of environments.
For more information on Trijicon, Inc.'s new Advanced Thermal Weapons Sight or Trijicon's full line of
Brilliant Aiming Solutions™ for the hunting, shooting, military and law enforcement markets, contact Trijicon, Inc.®,
49385 Shafer Ave., P.O. Box 930059, Wixom, Michigan 48393 • 248-960-7700 • or visit www.trijicon.com.