TrackingPoint, makers of electronically enhanced, precision guided firearms is adding new capability to their line of rifles (press release follows). Their new night vision kit, which will fit most of their existing guns, will give you “gen2-like” see-in-the-dark capability. Of course, it won’t come cheap. But if you’ve laid out the cash for one of TrackingPoint’s guns, the night vision kit’s $2495 price tag may not sting that much . . .
Pflugerville, Texas (February 11, 2016) – TrackingPoint announced today its first night vision product for the company’s Precision-Guided Firearms (PGFs). The Night Vision Kit (NVK) is available for most fielded and future PGFs. The NVK provides Gen2 –like night vision performance. The kit is comprised of a software upgrade and high intensity Infrared (IR) Illuminator.
“Our customers have patiently waited for night vision capabilities,” said John McHale, TrackingPoint CEO. “Now they can make extraordinary shots in total darkness.” Later this year the company will announce additional night vision and thermal products for their Precision-Guided Firearms.
CMOS Sensor Technology
The Night Vision Kit enables the scope’s embedded infrared sensitive CMOS sensor to detect light not visible to the human eye. Depending on the strength of the IR illuminator, targets can be engaged and tracked out to 200 yards at night.
Tag-and-Track at Night
As a shooter pulls the trigger the target is automatically acquired and tracked. When trigger pull completes, the target is instantly eliminated. Total Time-To-Kill (TTK) is approximately 2.5 seconds. RapidLokTM Fire Control is image stabilized enabling you to make off-hand shots and shots on the run.
Kit Components and Installation
The NVK includes a Thumb Drive and High Intensity IR Illuminator. Installation is simple and straight forward. To enable night vision the user inserts the Thumb Drive into the scope USB port and powers on the scope. The IR Illuminator comes with a rail mount kit.
The NVK is available for all TrackingPoint models.
Availability and Price
The Night Vision Kit ships April 1st. MSRP of $2495 includes an IR Illuminator. The company is accepting orders now.
TrackingPoint also announced today the NightHawk 300 Blackout. NightHawk includes a pre-installed NVK and is priced at $15,490 but the first 100 purchases will be sold at the exclusive offer price of $6,995.
TrackingPoint, based in Austin, Texas, created the first Precision-Guided Firearm, a revolutionary new shooting system that puts fighter jet lock-and-launch technology in small arms, enabling shooters to make shots previously considered beyond human ability. To learn more, visit www.tracking-point.com.