Greece’s Theon Sensors awarded a contract to supply hundreds Thermis CS systems worth up to $11.5 million as reported by israeldefense.co.il
Theon Sensors, a Greek manufacturer of electro-optical night vision and thermal imaging systems used by military and law enforcement customers, announced that the British Army have selected its Thermis CS thermal imaging system to fulfil their requirement for a Sniper In-Line Low Light System (SILLS). The contract was awarded following an international tender and is worth up to $11.5 million.
The initial order is for 500 systems but more may be procured within the contract. Delivery of the first batch of Thermis CS are expected in 2022. Thefirearmblog.com website notes that the Thermis CS comes in three variants to meet different mission requirements: the Medium (MR), the Long (LR) and the Extra Long (ELR) Range. Given the thermal system is being procured for the British Army’s sniper rifles it may be the ELR variant that had been selected.
According to Theon Sensors, “The THERMÍS MR is suitable for either short-range rifles (i.e. M16, M4, AK-47, etc.) or medium machine guns (M16, M4, AK-47, FN Minimi, MG3, etc.), while the LR / ELR clip-on models for the squad leader’s weapon, sniper rifles, and heavy machine guns (M2 HB, MK19, etc.).”
The company says that the design and development of THEON SENSORS thermal imaging systems allow multiple platform capability (found on man portable, vehicular, aerial-drones) that result on high-end product families. THEON SENSORS night vision and thermal imaging products are currently fielded by the majority of the NATO End Users.