Scout BTS-X Pro Thermal Binocular

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Not Exportable outside of the USA

Scout BTS-X Pro Thermal Binocular 431-0005-05-00S

Model no: 431-0005-05-00S

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List Price $6,599.00


  • 320x240 VOx Microbolometer Detector

  • 7.5-13.5µm Spectral Response

  • <50mK Thermal Sensitivity

  • 9Hz Video Refresh Rate

  • NTSC Video Output

  • JPEG/AVI Media Storage

  • Color VGA LCD Display

  • 2.0x Digital Zoom

  • BH/WH/Instalert Polarity Modes

  • Quick-Disconnect Lens System

Scout BTS-X Pro Thermal Binocular Description

Note! Export of this device described herein is strictly prohibited without a valid export license issued by the U.S. Department of State office of Defense Trade Controls, as prescribed in the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR), Title 22, Code of Federal Regulation, Parts 120-130, and/or the U.S. Department of Commerce. For further information contact the Office of Defense Trade Control and/or the U.S. Department of Commerce.


The FLIR BTS-X Pro (body only) not just night vision monoculars but a thermal imaging device that makes it easy to implement target acquisition and see in dark situations where other night vision devices might let you down. Thermal imaging technology makes it much easier to see, even in bad weather conditions, because it relies on the heat waves that everything release. This makes the FLIR-BTS-X a powerful choice on the field.


When you need a lightweight, compact, and rugged night vision device that you can easily hold in the palm of your hand, the FLIR BTS-X-Pro is the perfect choice. These models can also be attached with a quick disconnect manual focus lens (not included), which are available in 35mm, 65mm, and 100mm focal lengths. This just adds to the flexibility that the FLIR BTS-X-Pro is designed to have. Add a hand strap or a tripod mount to your set up and you are ready for a long but comfortable position where you can sit and watch for hours on end. The FLIR BTS-X-Pro is designed with the serious tactician in mind.


The FLIR BTS-X-Pro offers an impressive 9 hz video refresh rate, thus making it a simple process to see and record even moving images using thermal imaging technology. Equipped with AVI/JPEG media storage, nothing worth tracking will be out of your recording reach. This technology makes surveillance operations of all sorts simple and easy.


This device will allows you to see in pitch black conditions without the need for infra red; as long as targets keep giving off heat, thermal imaging technology will keep reporting it. It is this level of reliability that makes the FLIR BTS-X-Pro a great choice for any tactical situation.


The model you are looking at also has a 336 x 240 VOx microbolometer. It weighs a total of 2.2 pounds and has a start up time of under one and a half seconds.

As with all our Night Vision and Thermal Imaging devices, Night Vision Guys offers competitive pricing on the best devices. The high quality of these devices guarantees that they will meet your expectations and serve you well. Buying these units from guarantees quick handling as well as excellent service and price.

Thermal Imaging

Please note that most thermal devices are built per order.  It may take 3-5 days or more for your order to ship.  If timely shipping is important to you, please, contact us to verify availability prior to ordering. 

Thermal devices can produce various types of images.  Some are color others are monochrome.  In either case change in shade or color indicates temperature differences.

color thermal image thermal bw image

Here is how thermal imaging devices work...

A special lens focuses the infrared light emitted by all of the objects in view.

The focused light is scanned by a phased array of infrared-detector elements. The detector elements create a very detailed temperature pattern called a thermogram. It only takes about one-thirtieth of a second for the detector array to obtain the temperature information to make the thermogram. This information is obtained from several thousand points in the field of view of the detector array.

The thermogram created by the detector elements is translated into electric impulses.

The impulses are sent to a signal-processing unit, a circuit board with a dedicated chip that translates the information from the elements into data for the display.

The signal-processing unit sends the information to the display, where it appears as various colors depending on the intensity of the infrared emission. The combination of all the impulses from all of the elements creates the image.

There are a few key Manufacturers when it comes to thermal imaging.  

ATN: produce such well knows devies as ThOR-HD thermal scope, BINOX-THD thermal binoculars, and OTS-HD thermal monocular.  

FLIR/Armasight: the largest maker of consumer level thermal products is well knows for their full product line.  Zeus thermal scopes, Q14 and Scout monoculars, Helios and Scout binoculars and many more.

Pulsar: a very popular brand for digital night vision and thermal imaging.  Key products include Pulsar Trail and Apex thermal scopes and Pulsar Helion and Quantum thermal monoculars.

Seek: mobile device mounted thermal cameras are the main products of this brand.

Delivery Time and Manufacturing Process for Scout BTS-X Pro Thermal Binocular:

Most of our manufacturers do not keep products like Scout BTS-X Pro Thermal Binocular assembled on the shelf. Night Vision tubes are kept separate from the body of the unit. When the order is placed, the manufacturer starts the order processing and assembly process which includes the following:

  • Order processing - we collect all the necessary information including address and phone numbers. We also make sure that our customer ordered the correct product for their needs and that the product can be exported by US law to the country of destination. In some cases a signed export compliance form is required.
  • QC - in this step the manufacturer will inspect all individual parts which will be used to assemble the night vision device for any defects.
  • Production & Assembly - during production, all the parts are put together. Night Vision tubes in inserted into the body of the unit and all the complex electronics for the device are connected. This process takes place in a special lab called the "clean room" as even a small speckle of dust can cause undesired optical effect.
  • QA - one the night vision device is assembled, it goes through a rigorous testing process to make sure it meets all the expected specifications and all parts function as expected. For this most manufacturers have a special "dark room" designed to allow testing of the units without causing incidental damage to the night vision tube by exposure to bright light.
  • Packaging - this is a key process as well. In most case your night vision device will be shipped to you directly from the manufacturer but sometimes needs to be sent to us first. In either case items need to be packaged securely to avoid any kind of damage during transportation.
  • Shipping - as described above items will most of the time ship from the manufacturer. For most domestic orders (unless shipping to POB or AFB) a premium shipper like FedEx or UPS will be used.

Only by following the above steps can we along with our manufacturers bring you - our customer - night vision products of highest quality, However as you can understand the above process can take several days to complete. For example if your device fails QA, the entire process restarts. Also at QC stage a manufacturer may realize that the tube they have in stock has a defect and a replacement tube needs to be ordered. Due to the complexity of this process, it is prudent to expect 3-4 business days for production and handling of the purchased device. Keep in mind that this process is designed to guarantee your satisfaction with the night vision device of your choice.  It occasionally possible to expedite the process for urgent orders but addional fees or other restrictions may apply.

Technical Specifications

Array Configuration 320 x 240 VOx Microbolometer
Sensitivity <50 mK at f/1.0
Spectral Response 7.5 - 13.5 µm
Start-Up Time <1.5 sec (from standby)
Digital Zoom 2.0x
Image processing FLIR Proprietary Digital Detail Enhancement
Lens System Interchangeable Quick-Disconnect (QD) mount
Display Color VGA LCD
Refresh Rate 9 Hz
Video Output NTSC composite
Format 320 x 240 resolution JPEG (photo), AVI (video)
PC Compatible USB 2.0
Real Time Clock Setting Yes
External Storage SD, SDHC card
Power Source (4) AA batteries, AC via hot shoe attachment
Run Time Up to 6 hours on NiMH at room temperature
Weatherproofing IP-67 (when lens attached)
Temperature Ranges -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C (Operating) -40 to 167°F / -40 to 75°C (Storage)
Dimensions 11 x 6.5 x 2.6" (28 x 16.5 x 6.7 cm)
Weight (with Batteries) 2.2 lb (1 kg)

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