Trijicon SNIPE-IR Thermal Clip-On Sight

Model no: IRCO-35

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Trijicon SNIPE-IR Thermal Clip-On Sight IRCO-35

The Trijicon® SNIPE-IR™ is designed to become one with your optical day sight, both on the battlefield and on the hunting field. The thermal scope's NO-SHOT ZERO feature makes it simple to verify boresight when attached.


THUMBSTICK SYSTEM CONTROLLER: Our fully ruggedized, weatherproof, multidirectional thumbstick control comes standard. Unlike most conventional buttons, the SNIPE-IR controls are large and easy to find in complete darkness.

NO-SHOT ZERO SIGHT-IN SEAMLESS INTEGRATION: The SNIPE-IR's NO-SHOT ZERO feature makes it simple to verify boresight when attached. And it offers easy sight-in integration for accurate calibrations with the 4x32 ACOG® and 3x and 4x day optics, as well as a large range of variable rifle sights.

VISRELAY COLLIMATING OPTIC: The SNIPE-IR offers a VisRelay Collimating Optic that eliminates parallax, making it the ideal choice for a 24-hour weapon sighting system.

MAXPOL POLARITY WHITE HOT/BLACK HOT: The SNIPE-IR™ comes with an easy-to-control polarity mode that lets you switch between three levels of white hot and three levels of black hot. Why limit yourself to one setting? With low, medium and high levels, you can pick your perfect mode.

DIGITAL FOCUS CONTROL IMAGE ENHANCEMENT: Digital Focus Control (DFC) allows you to not only focus your picture to your optimum setting; it allows you to sharpen your overall picture for extreme detail.

Trijicon SNIPE-IR Thermal Clip-On Sight description

Trijicon SNIPE-IR Thermal Clip-On Sight IRCO-35

The Trijicon Electro-Optics (formerly IR Defense) SNIPE-IR 640 x480 thermal clip-on sight is built on the chassis of the proven REAP-IR mini thermal sight.  The system provides the user with pass through thermal capabilities to their existing magnified day optic.  With new advanced features such as HYBRID mode and NO SHOT ZERO, the SNIPE-IR will deliver on both performance and ease of use.  The 640 x 480 12um micron VOx sensor combined with the OLED emagin micro display allows superior viewing through most conditions including smoke, dust, and complete darkness.

Small and lightweight, the new Trijicon SNIPE-IR has been designed to comfortably fit in front of your optical day sight.  With its advanced VisRelay collimating optic, the Trijicon SNIPE-IR thermal sight has incredible parallax.  This makes it the ideal choice for 24 hour weapon sight applications.  Its 640 x 480 12um micron sensor provides the clearest, most incredible imagery.  And at a fast 60hz frame rate, the SNIPE-IR is ideal for on-the-move targeting.

Designed and optimized to work with the 4×32 ACOG, the SNIPE-IR performs great with 3x and 4x day optics as well as a large range of variable rifle sights.  The all new NO SHOT ZERO feature makes it easy for the user to verify that the SNIPE-IR has boresight when attached for the first time.  The HYBRID mode will allow full frame imaging to deliver the best image quality for better accuracy and identification when targeting.

The system has been ergonomically made so that the digital display, with all its icons and symbols, fits perfectly into your sight picture.  All the controls for the thermal sight are easy to access and intuitive so that the SNIPE-IR is simple to operate for such an advanced platform.

Trijicon E-O went the extra mile to make a user-simplified sight in procedure.  One of the common issues with clip-on thermal systems is that they do not always work as a pass-through and need to be aligned.  The new NO SHOT ZERO feature makes any final corrections and calibrations a breeze.  You will be amazed at the step-by-step user instructions that are displayed on screen to guide you through the sight-in procedure.

The Trijicon Electro-Optics SNIPE-IR is the most user friendly thermal clip-on sight available.  Mil-Spec and made in the USA, it is designed for use on the battlefield and hunting field alike.

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 Trijicon SNIPE-IR Thermal Clip-On Sight:

Most of our manufacturers do not keep products like Trijicon SNIPE-IR Thermal Clip-On Sight 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

Sensor Type:
Uncooled VOx (Vanadium Oxide)
Thermal Sensitivity: <50mk
Sensor Resolution: 640x480 pixels
Sensor Pitch: 12 Micron
Frame Rate: 60 Hz with a 30 Hz Power Save Mode
Spectral Response: 8 - 12 Microns
Display Type: Digital OLED - 640x480 pixels
Field of View: 12° Horizontal
Basic Features: E-Zoom, Polarity
Advanced Features: NO-SHOT ZERO
Image Capture
DFC – Digital Focus Control
Start of Time: Approx. 5 Seconds
Video Output: Analog RS-170 (with Optional Cable)
Battery Type: 2 x CR123
Battery Life: 3.5 Hours @ 60 Hz
Weapon Mount: Mini D–LOC Mount – Standard Model
Day Sight Compatibility: 1x up to 4x Fixed Sights 
1-4x and 1-6x Variable Sights 
2.5-10x up to 4-12x Variable Sights
Weight: 24.6 oz (700 grams)
Dimensions: 7.4" L x 3.0" H x 2.95" W
Exit Pupil: 30mm clip-on
Environmental: -40c to +55c Operating
-45c to +75c Storage

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