DSEI 2015

Firefly buzzes in [DSEI15, D1]

15 September 2015

UK company Britannia 2000 (Stand S4-465) is offering visitors to the show a sneak preview of an addition to its Firefly thermal weapon sights family, the Firefly-30 (pictured), which will come on to the market in early 2016.

Firefly-30, using the latest generation FLIR Systems TAU-2 thermal camera, is a sight for short- to medium-range engagements, up to 300m, designed specifically for law enforcement and counterterrorism units.

Delivering a 24/7 all-weather capability, it also has an indoor mode when entering darkened or smoky buildings, without the need to illuminate torches.

Britannia has also won a contract award to supply its Firefly-55 sight for a Far East VIP protection unit. Firefly-55 is an uncooled, long-wave infrared, thermal weapon sight for use on assault, designated marksman and sniper rifles.

Designed for day and night engagements without the need to remove the sight from the weapon, its image technology also allows the operator to detect targets by cutting through snow, dust, smoke, fog, haze and other atmospheric obscurants.

It is extremely difficult to detect because it emits no visible light or RF energy.



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