TrackingPoint Releases Night Vision Device

TrackingPoint showed off its smart rifle at SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Jan. 18, 2016. The Army is considering buying smart optics for infantry squads. (Photo by Ho Lin/Military.com)TrackingPoint just unveiled its new Night Vision Kit that fits all TrackingPoint weapons. Photo: Military.com.

TrackingPoint recently unveiled its first night vision product for the company’s Precision-Guided Firearms.

The Night Vision Kit is available for most fielded and future TrackingPoint weapons. It provides Gen2 –like night vision performance, according to a recent press release.

“Our customers have patiently waited for night vision capabilities,” said John McHale, TrackingPoint CEO. “Now they can make extraordinary shots in total darkness.” Later this year the company will announce additional night vision and thermal products for their Precision-Guided Firearms.

The kit is features a software upgrade and high intensity Infrared Illuminator.

The Night Vision Kit enables the scope’s embedded infrared sensitive CMOS sensor to detect light not visible to the human eye. Depending on the strength of the IR illuminator, targets can be engaged and tracked out to 200 yards at night, according to the release.

As a shooter pulls the trigger the target is automatically acquired and tracked. When trigger pull completes, the target is instantly eliminated, the release states. The NVK is scheduled to ship April 1 and retails for $2,495.

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