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Meprolight unveils new weapon sights
Meprolight has announced the unveiling of two new weapon sights, including the Mini-Hunter, a lightweight night vision weapon sight, and NOA NYX, an uncooled thermal weapon sight with 2x magnification. Meprolight made the announcement in a 9 January 2012 company statement.
According to the company, both sights are ‘remarkably light weight and robust’. The Mini-Hunter Compact Lightweight Night Vision Weapon Sight was developed and manufactured by Meprolight’s sister company, Pulse Inteco Systems. Weighing less than 1 lb (<400 grams), this very easy-to-use sight offers a 2x magnification. Designed for durability, the sight can withstand the most challenging battlefield conditions. Highly flexible, the Mini-Hunter can also be used for observation, and fits a variety of weapon types, including rifles, assault rifles, rocket launchers and machine guns. Powered by a single, standard AA battery, the unit can operate continuously for up to 40 hours.
Meprolight’s NOA NYX uncooled thermal weapon sight with 2x magnification was developed in response to the critical need for precise target detection and engagement, even in conditions of dust, smoke, and total darkness. Weighing less than 2.2 Ibs (<1 Kg), the advanced NOA NYX uses high-resolution microbolometer technology to ensure clear and consistent results. The flexible unit can be used as a hand-held device or fitted to light machine guns, assault rifles, and submachine guns. Due to its light weight and long-range capability, it is also suitable for sharpshooter rifles with an x2 and x4 digital zoom. The sight can detect man-sized targets at up to 900m. Output can be fed to a remote screen or recording equipment via its “video out” feed. Storing up to 3 user-configured sighting reticules and requiring a warm-up time of less than 5 seconds, the NOA NYX can operate continuously for 7 hours using 4 “AA” batteries.
The NOA NYX is the latest addition to the NOA family of sights that includes NOA x4, NOA x7, and NOA DUAL FIELD - which are all in use globally.
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