Enforce TAC 2019: QIOPTIQ from UK introduces Dragon-12 Uncooled In-line Thermal Weapon Sight

British Company QIOPTIQ introduces the DRAGON-S12 Uncooled In-line Thermal Weapon Sight for sharpshooter and sniper Applications at Enforce TAC 2019, International Exhibition & Conference Law Enforcement, Security and Tactical Solutions for Police and Security teams that takes place in Nuremberg, Germany.

QIOPTIQ from UK introduces Dragon 12 Uncooled In line Thermal Weapon Sight Enforce TAC 2019 925 001
New QIOPTIQ DRAGON-S12 Uncooled In-line Thermal Weapon Sight for sharpshooter and sniper Applications at Enforce TAC 2019, Nuremberg, Germany. (Picture source Army Recognition)

Clip on systems for Sharpshooter and Sniper weapon platforms are increasing in demand as armed forces and security services push to achieve greater target identification ranges during night-time and adverse weather conditions. With weapon systems and operators capable of engaging targets at extended ranges during the day, the aim is to match that capability at night.

The DRAGON-S12 is the new In-line Thermal Sight designed specifically for sharpshooter and sniper applications. Part of the latest development in thermal imaging technology from Qioptiq the sight provides snipers with 24hr surveillance and target engagement capability - utilising a state of the art 640x480 format 12µm, 60Hz uncooled thermal sensor coupled with a near silent shutter, delivering class leading sensitivity and uniformity and delivers world leading performance and reliability.

DRAGON-S12 attaches to Picatinny and NATO accessory rails in front of the day sight via a quick release throw lever, providing 24hr capability without the need to remove or re-zero the day sight.

As a principal designer and manufacturer of infra-red, image intensified and fused night vision equipment supplying the worlds militaries – with more than 100,000 individual night sights in service with over 58 different countries. Qioptiq has recognised the recent shifting trend to the In-Line configuration. This gives the User the ability to retain his conventional optical day sight, rather than replace it, and therefore retain the zero and other MMI settings that the User is familiar with.

QIOPTIQ delivers a range of world leading weapon sights for a wide variety of platforms including individual assault weapons, light support weapons, crew-served weapons, anti-tank/anti-materiel weapons, and specialised sniper applications, using image intensifying, thermal and Fused imaging technology.