Archive for the ‘Optics’ Category

The Rest of the Nacktis Story from ePIG

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

Yesterday, we showed you ePIG’s Nacktis video. Now, the rest of the story.

ePIG Reviews the Nacktis

Monday, April 1st, 2019

LAAD 2019: Meprolight Presents for the First Time in Latin America its MEPRO NYX-200 an Uncooled Thermal Sight with Digital Day/Night Camera Channel and The HORUS Red Dot Sight

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

The HORUS sight, produced by the Brazilian company, GESPI, has been adapted to the needs of the local market

LAAD Defence and Security 2019, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 2-5, Hall 4 Stand P.60

March 28 2019 Meprolight Ltd. – a member of the SK Group and a leading manufacturer of electro-optical systems, thermal and night vision equipment, self-illuminated sights, and Laser Range Finder systems for military, law enforcement and civil applications – presents for the first time at LAAD its MEPRO NYX-200 sight with an uncooled thermal channel sight with digital day/night camera, and the HORUS Red Dot Sight . The HORUS, produced by the Brazilian company, GESPI, has been adapted to the needs of the local Military and Law Enforcement clients.

According to Benny Kokia, VP Marketing and Sales, “In an effort to adapt the company’s products to the various markets and their needs, we are pleased to cooperate and to transfer our know-how (TOT) to GESPI, which has produced The HORUS, the first Red Dot sight made in Brazil. GESPI is a Brazilian EED company located in Sao Jose dos Campos, in the State of São Jose dos Campos , São Paulo  This TOT partnership aims to supply the demand of the Brazilian army, police and armed forces units with immediate delivery capabilities as well as full post-sale maintenance and support. In addition, this partnership also aims to create more employment opportunities in the Brazilian economy, strengthening the relationship between Brazil and Israel.”


The HORUS, has a high precision Bullseye reticle and is parallax-free. Providing several brightness positions for both day and night vision, it has transparent lenses with a clean, wide and rectangular field of view, allowing quick and precise shooting with both eyes open. The sight can operate continuously for over 5 months with one AA commercial battery. (Note: AA batteries are available in all remote locations in Brazil, and are considerably less costly than CR123 batteries.) The sight is MIL-STD 810G and is submersible under water up to 10 meters.

The MEPRO NYX-200, an uncooled Thermal Sight is available in two unique configurations: thermal channel with digital night camera or thermal channel with digital day camera. The combination of thermal channel and digital night camera (DNC) enables enhanced situational awareness with maximum visibility in any level of darkness in any environment. The thermal channel can be used in total darkness, fog, camouflage, etc. The sight’s digital night camera is optimized for Close Quarters Battle (CQB), face recognition, and more. The combination of thermal channel and digital day camera (DDC) enables use of the sight for both day and night operations, eliminating the need to change sights/devices between day and night, and allowing soldiers to move between dark and light environments, such as entering dark places during daytime.


L3 Technologies Field Vision Systems Names Francisco Hidalgo Vice President and General Manager

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 27, 2019 – L3 Technologies announced today that Francisco Hidalgo has been named Vice President and General Manager of its Field Vision Systems business. Mr. Hidalgo most recently served as Chief Executive Officer for Heckler & Koch USA.

Mr. Hidalgo brings more than two decades of international manufacturing leadership to Field Vision Systems, with extensive experience in both the consumer and defense markets. He will oversee operations of the Field Vision Systems portfolio of brands, including EOTECH®, Vudu™ and L3 Field Vision.

“I am thrilled to be joining Field Vision Systems during such a dynamic period in the company’s history,” said Mr. Hidalgo. “With EOTECH’s recent award from the United States Special Operations Command, the relaunch of Vudu precision optics and the debut of the L3 Field Vision brand of premium sporting optics, the opportunity for success and growth at our division has never been greater.”

Prior to joining Heckler & Koch, Mr. Hidalgo spent nearly 20 years at Hanover, Germany-based automotive manufacturing company Continental, where he served as President of ContiTech North America for more than nine years.

An L3 company, Field Vision Systems delivers cutting-edge sporting optics technology and products, including holographic sighting systems and magnified optics. The company is dedicated to providing high quality, rugged products for military, law enforcement and commercial markets around the world. Visit to learn more.

With headquarters in New York City and approximately 31,000 employees worldwide, L3 develops advanced defense technologies and commercial solutions in pilot training, aviation security, night vision and EO/IR, weapons, maritime systems and space. The company reported 2018 sales of $10.2 billion. To learn more about L3, please visit the company’s website at

Badger Ordnance SLICK-H

Monday, March 25th, 2019

The Snipers Lightweight Integrator Combat Kit – Hensoldt is designed to accept the Hensoldt or Zeus’s Spotter 45/60 Spotting Scopes which are quite popukar in the US as well
as Europe.

It provides four Picatinny rails hard mounted at the 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock positions. There are three additional mounting posituons at the 45 deg of the Objective Ring.

It is also fitted with a removable, folding UNS/Thermail pic rail.

Meprolight USA Introduces the MEPRO MOR PRO

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

Originally developed for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), the MEPRO MOR PRO is a multi-purpose, multi-activated red dot reflex sight with laser pointers.

Middletown, Penn. (March 2019) – Meprolight USA®, the US sales and marketing division of Meprolight®, a world leader in a variety of optic solutions from electro-optics sights, self-illuminated night sights, and innovative pistol sights, introduces the MEPRO MOR PRO, a multi-purpose reflex sight with two laser pointers (visible and IR).

Developed for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), the MEPRO MOR PRO allows for quick, instinctive accurate target acquisition with one or both eyes open and also allows for fast transition between long-range and CQC scenarios. The MEPRO MOR PRO offers operators the ultimate in reflex sight versatility providing complete confidence in low light, daytime conditions and seamlessly integrates into day/night operation. The passive reflex is self-illuminated for any time use and the active reflex offers an extra bright LED dot for special lighting circumstances. Red or green laser pointers for urban or close quarter scenarios can easily be activated. An IR laser pointer for covert operations gives the user the ultimate advantage. The MEPRO MOR PRO’s combined zeroing system co-aligns the aiming pattern and the two laser pointers into a single zeroing procedure, saving time and increasing accuracy.

Made to withstand harsh weather and temperature conditions, the MEPRO MOR PRO easily withstands the user’s physical stress or extreme firing situations. It features a large 30 diameter lens that allows a large field of view for rapid target acquisition with four reticle options: bullseye, triangle, open “x” and 2.2/4.3 MOA.

The MEPRO MOR PRO, built to the highest of military standards, has a Constant and Momentary PTL mode and an automatic PTL failure detection. The sight also has a two-battery compartment for redundancy and to extend operational hours, yet even when working with just one battery, the MEPRO MOR PRO’s performance remains optimal. It mounts to a Picatinny rail and its lightweight, rugged construction will make the MEPRO MOR PRO the go-to reflex sight for any professional. MSRP starts at $1,299.00.

Retailers can now order Meprolight products, including new 2019 products from Meprolight USA, the US-based division of Meprolight, at or call 833-MEPROLIGHT (833-637-7654).

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US Optics Is Moving to North Carolina

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

US Optics released the following statement regarding their impending move:

We’re excited to announce that we are moving our HQ to a new location. Our upcoming move will provide far more capabilities for future expansion, production, and intricate product testing. We will close our Montana HQ ?on Friday, March 22nd? at 3:30p to begin the moving process and will be fully up and running at our new North Carolina location ?Monday, April 15th at 7:30 a.m.? Our website, email, and telephones, will be fully operational during the moving process, but you may experience a small delay in customer service response time. Please allow 1 business day for our Customer Service, Sales, Marketing, and Accounting team to respond via phone or email. Please be aware that a 3-week delay in production, repairs, and shipping during this time is to be expected. We appreciate your patience and understanding. If you have any questions about how our upcoming move will affect production and repairs, please contact us at ?406-300-4090? or ?

3M Scotchlite Thermal Reflecting Film

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Offered in several formats, 3M Scotchlite Thermal Reflecting Film is a flexible film that “appears” cold when viewed through an infrared or thermal imaging camera/sights. Under thermal image cameras, the film gives a high contrast, highly visible, and/or a realistic thermal practice target.

Unlike other products in the market, this tape doesn’t have to be emplaced at an angle. Day or night, hot or cold, you’ll see your target through thermals.

3M products are available for unit and agency order through ADS.