FLIR Systems, Inc. recently announced its new Breach multifunctional thermal-imaging monocular and three new night-vision product families, which debuted at this year’s SHOT Show.

The Breach is FLIR’s lightest, most compact, full-featured 320×240 thermal monocular. Powered by FLIR’s 12-micron high-performance Boson thermal core, the Breach delivers crisp images on a high-definition display and offers recording and internal storage of up to four hours of video and 1,000 still images. In addition, it includes a digital compass, inclinometer, and seven color palette options for enhancing the imaging experience. Weighing only 7.4 ounces, it can be concealed in a pocket or mounted to a helmet.

FLIR is also expanding its Armasight by FLIR night-vision lineup with new tactical monocular and binocular families. Each family features Generation 2 or 3 technology options and multiple lens configurations, including an upgraded 19-millimeter lens that offers a 51-degree field-of-view for 25 percent more viewing area. Additional common features for all models include manual gain control, up to 40 hours of run time from a single AA alkaline or CR123 battery, and hand-, weapon-, or helmet-mounted options. Also, the units feature a flip-up-turn-off, flip-down-turn-on design when mounted to a helmet.

  • Armasight by FLIR MNVD single-tube monocular offers a lighter weight option and preserves night adaptation in the unaided eye.
  • Armasight by FLIR BNVD dual-tube binocular provides better depth perception and situational awareness for improved navigation.
  • Armasight by FLIR PVS-14 multi-purpose tactical night vision monocular for United States military and Special Forces is designed for the most demanding night operations.


“The new FLIR Breach mini thermal monocular equipped with the high-performance FLIR Boson thermal sensor demonstrates FLIR’s ability to deliver innovative, reliable products in smaller, lighter form factors,” said Dmitry Rocklin, vice president of FLIR Outdoor and Tactical Systems (OTS). “The suite of night-vision products offers exceptional field-of-view, flexible mounting, and improved run times, providing tactical and law enforcement users with market-leading image quality, size, weight, battery stamina, and features.”

All new outdoor and tactical FLIR thermal imagers will be available in the United States in the first half of 2018 through established FLIR outdoor and tactical dealers. For more information, visit