FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today that it has signed a teaming agreement and received a $12.6 million order from Trijicon, Inc. for a new integrated clip-on thermal weapon sight. The Advanced Thermal Weapon Sight™ (ATWS) was developed by FLIR in a collaboration leveraging Trijicon's expertise in weapon sights, and FLIR's expertise in infrared imaging systems and sighting sensors. The ATWS is specifically designed to integrate with Trijicon's popular ACOG™ (Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight), which is used by military and law enforcement units around the world. Designed for use with the M16 family, the ACOG has been chosen by the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) as standard issue for all Special Operations Forces.
The ATWS utilizes FLIR's 640x480 uncooled vanadium oxide infrared microbolometers, and was commercially developed to military specifications. The ATWS sight will be manufactured by FLIR at its Portland, Oregon facility and will be marketed and distributed by Trijicon world-wide.
"We are pleased to enter into this important relationship with Trijicon, which capitalizes on the strengths of both companies to offer a world class sighting solution for military and paramilitary customers," said Earl R. Lewis, President and CEO of FLIR Systems, Inc.