The IR Patrol Series thermal monocular from IR Defense Corporation delivers military performance at a consumer price. Utilizing MILSPEC BAE Systems 12 Micron Thermal Cores and eMagin OLED 10,000:1 Contrast VGA Displays, IR Patrol Monoculars feature some of the most advanced performance on the market today. Compact, Lightweight, and Rugged, IR Patrol Thermal Monoculars are ready for any mission from the battlefield to the hunting field.
IR Patrol Thermal Monoculars feature easy-to-use controls at the tip of the thumb. A large, recessed thumb stick provides users the ability to access all features and menus in the unit from a single spot. The thumb stick is extremely intuitive and easy to find with or without gloves. The recessed location helps to index the users’ thumb to the controller while keeping it protected from accidental actuation. All menus and features are easily navigated from this point. The housing is machined 6061 aircraft grade aluminum, providing incredible shock protection from field abuse.
Internally, IR Patrol Thermal Monoculars are incredibly advanced. Powered by the new BAE Systems MicroIR Thermal Core, the IR Patrol boasts incredible 12 Micron performance. This provides a 50% increase in magnification during digital zoom compared to most other cores. IR Defense uses a state of the art processor that operates on a true digital format, supplying RGB digital video to the display. Speaking of displays; IR Patrols present their video on eMagin VGA Digital 640×480 OLED Displays. This is a pixel-to-pixel match with the thermal sensor, producing a perfectly clear and sharp image to the user; no up-sizing or down-sizing to effect image quality.
The IR Patrol M300W is a Weapon-Mounted Thermal Monocular Scope. It is capable of being used as a standalone scope with internal digital reticle or in a clip-on capacity in front of low magnification weapon optics. It features 640×480 high resolution running at a 60hz frame rate. Polarity Swap with MaxPol Control, Digital Electronic Zoom, Brightness and DFC Digital Focus are standard. The M300W also features Edge Detect Mode, which darkens the image while outlining heat-producing objects for quick reference. This mode is valuable for retaining the user’s natural night vision because the display is not nearly as bright. Image capture and video out are standard on all M300W Models (download cable sold separately).
The versatile M300W is the top-of-line unit in the IR Patrol Series. Its small size and light weight make for a handy thermal weapon platform. The crosshair reticle works can be used as ranging tool as it is roughly the height of a grown man at 100 yards. In clip-on mode, it can be used with low power optics and red dot sights. The M300W is designed to attach to weapons via the Wilcox Flip Mount Base. The Flip Mount Base is a precision-engineered and crafted part that tightly secures the scope inline with the bore, but can allow it to be flipped to the side using a force-to-overcome mechanism. This quick flip feature is ideal for clip-on capabilities. The shooter can use the IR Patrol M300W in front of an existing weapon optic. But, when faced with a target behind glass (through which thermal imagers cannot see), the shooter can quickly flip the M300W to the side and engage the target with the standard optic. This saves time because the M300W does not need to be removed when faced with various environmental factors.