Thermal Sniper Scope Can Track Bullets Day or Night

Teledyne FLIR has introduced the ThermoSight HISS-HD, a thermal sniper scope capable of tracking its own bullets during day or night operations at distances up to 2,200 meters (1.3 miles). This innovative technology, unveiled at the SHOT Show in Las Vegas, enables snipers and machine gunners to engage targets covertly at long ranges. Traditional sniping methods have relied on tracer rounds to gauge shot placement, but these can reveal the shooter’s position.

The ThermoSight HISS-HD uses advanced imaging sensors and processors, along with cryocooling technology, to detect the thermal signature of bullets in flight with high resolution. Weighing 4.6 lb (2.1 kg) and compatible with standard Picatinny rail mounts, this waterproof scope offers versatility for various military operations, including reconnaissance and surveillance. Teledyne FLIR’s vice president of Surveillance Strategy and Development, Rob Tarantino, emphasizes the scope’s ability to enhance precision and effectiveness for marksmen in any environment.