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  • Gunner Al
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    that's pretty light. sorry, i thougt you said it was a weapons sight.

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  • FMolloy
    King Monkey

  • FMolloy
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    It's not a weapons sight, it's a handheld sight. According to the brochure the weight of the thermal sight is 2.4kg.

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  • Gunner Al
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    thermal weapons sight??

    i wonder how much they weigh.
    the night vision sights for the steyr are heavy enough, but ya get used to them!!

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  • FMolloy
    King Monkey

  • FMolloy
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    What's the Lucile if it's not a set of goggles? They're not helmet mounted like the US ones, but they do the same thing. So if the Thales press release is telling the truth then the Irish Army is indeed procuring night vision goggles for the troops, along with thermal binos and weapons sights.

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  • Lurk
    Mere Corporal

  • Lurk
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    F Molloy, The photos I refer to are images on a previous post of hand held equipment. Luttman is talking about the helmet mounted versions as worn and seen on the helmets of US troops in Iraq.

    Lurk.

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  • FMolloy
    King Monkey

  • FMolloy
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    Lurk,

    Have you used any of the stuff mentioned above? If you haven't then there's no point in saying the gear is top-heavy. The Lucile goggles look compact enough, check out the brochure. Also, the Thales press release printed posted above mentioned the goggles were being procured for drivers, not the ARW. If you look at the pics of the ARW using NVGs you'll see the goggles in use look nothing like the Lucile model.

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  • Lurk
    Mere Corporal

  • Lurk
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    Luttman, your question has somehow been lost as the post developed. I think you are referring to helmet mounted NVG. The ones in the above photo would be a bit top heavy.

    To answer your question, only the specialist ARW possesses such equipment. They are a very small unit within the Irish Defence Forces. They Probably use Gen II.

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  • FMolloy
    King Monkey

  • FMolloy
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    There's no info about costs on the Thales website, but there's a guy in the UK that'll sell you a new Kite sight for StgĀ£4,399.00.

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  • EagleEye
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    FMolloy,Any idea on Unit Costs ?

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  • Bailer
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    hMM Somebody better tell them we want them in Green!! Big Black Scopes might stand out a bit!! (when not being used at night)

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  • FMolloy
    King Monkey

  • FMolloy
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    And more,

    Here's the Lucie NVG:
    Brochure

    Here's the Kite sight:
    Brochure

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  • FMolloy
    King Monkey

  • FMolloy
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    Here's the speil from the Thales website:

    Sophie Low-weight and Multi-application
    binoculars / thermal imager:

    brochure

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  • strummer
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    Kermit,
    I'm sure I saw the latest stats somewhere recently and Chicago O'Hare was back in the No.1 spot. Though whether it is passengers or flight operations I don't know. O'hare does as much cargo operations as passenger flights so this may skew the figures.

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  • trellheim
    Lord Chief Bottlewasher

  • trellheim
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    May be wrong but my AIRAC data shows Madrid Barajas at 14272 ft the longest around in Western Europe. YES ITS A TRIVIAL FACT !

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  • I.M.F.
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    That bright light is not the british empire ,its Sellerfield

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