IR PATROL™ Thermal Monocular

Price: $5,699.00 — $7,999.00

The IR PATROL is the world’s best priced, 640×480 military grade thermal monocular. It combines a high quality BAE thermal core with advanced miniaturized electronics in a rugged, user friendly housing. Law enforcement, first responders, and sportsmen all have a need to see in the dark, and the IR PATROL puts high end thermal imaging within the reach of most budgets.

At the heart of the IR PATROL is a 12 micron, 640×480 resolution BAE thermal core. Images taken by the core are displayed on an integrated super contrast OLED display. The 12 micron sensor technology produces even crisper images at 640×480 resolution than older 17 micron sensors. The OLED display is also 640×480 resolution, so images are not upscaled or downsampled.

The advanced user interface includes a military grade, five position thumb stick. Together with an intuitive and efficient menu system, the monocular’s ergonomic design provides users optimum functionality.

The IR PATROL is 100% made in the USA. It features Mil. Spec construction and uses the highest quality systems components available. IR PATROL comes with a three year warranty.


The IR PATROL can be a handheld imager, helmet mounted, or mounted on a weapon. Several models with different features ensure that law enforcement and other users can find a model best suited to their particular applications:

LE100 & LE100C Handheld Systems
Even the base models feature our advanced thumb stick controller, 640×480 resolution, and a fully digital 640×480 OLED display! 2x and 3x magnifiers are available. The LE100C can capture up to 80 images (download cable and software included).

LE100 includes: IR PATROL Sight, Eyecup, Tactical Soft Case, Lanyard, Lens Cap, Operator’s Manual, ORG Guide, Batteries.

LE100C includes everything from the LE100 plus: Download Cable, Download PC Software (USB Stick), Download Instructions.

M250 Tactical System
The M250 features a 60Hz frame rate, Edge Detect Mode, image capture, and an integrated Wilcox shoe interface for helmet mounting. Wilcox Breakaway Mounts are also available.

M250 includes: IR PATROL Sight, Eyecup, Tactical Soft Case, Lanyard, Lens Cap, Operator’s Manual, ORG Guide, Batteries, Wilcox Shoe Interface.

M250-K includes everything from the M250 plus: Wilcox Side Mounted Helmet Interface Kit.

M250XR Extended Range
The M250XR meets the need for long range thermal detection and is ideally suited for any after dark surveillance application. Equipped with a 7° FOV optic that delivers 4.5x magnification, the system can detect man sized targets at over a mile. The stadiametric ranging system makes it simple to calculate target distance. Built-in tripod mount and picatinny rail mount (for a laser for marking). Video output for recording to DVR and digital camera feature for saving images.

M300W & M350B Weapon Systems
The M300W is a mini weapon mountable system that works as a dedicated or clip-on thermal weapon sight. When the monocular is not in use, the optional Wilcox Side-Flip Mount conveniently flips the monocular up and out of the way, then returns to zero when back in operational mode. Wilcox Breakaway Mounts are also available. Also included is clip-on mode capability and a fully adjustable reticle system. The M350B is available by special order only and uses two monoculars on a Wilcox dual bridge mount to provide a true dual thermal system (stereoscopic vision). It also includes an external battery pack and slaved unit functionality (single controller).

M300W includes: IR PATROL Sight, Eyecup, Tactical Soft Case, Lanyard, Lens Cap, Operator’s Manual, ORG Guide, Batteries, Wilcox Shoe Interface.

M300W-K include everything from the M300W plus: Wilcox Side Mounted Helmet Interface Kit.

Selected Features & Benefits

640×480 Resolution
Higher resolution shows more detail, so a state-of-the-art 640×480 sensor is used, and the fully digital RGB signal is passed to a 640×480 OLED display, maintaining a crisp 1:1 pixel ratio.

640x480 Resolution

Thumb Stick System Controller
The IR PATROL comes standard with a fully ruggedized weatherproof multi-direction thumb stick controller. The large, easy-to-find-in-the-dark control surpasses the conventional buttons found on most other thermal imaging systems.

Thumb Stick System Controller

Built-In Mini Picatinny Rail
A mini picatinny rail is built into the IR PATROL housing, which facilitates a wide range of mounting options. Red, green, and even IR lasers can be mounted for hand-off capabilities. Or a white light can be mounted for a hands free flashlight. Add a mini reflex optic for day/night weapon sighting and CQB operations.

Built-In Mini Picatinny Rail

60Hz Frame Rate
You will be amazed by how the 60Hz frame rate makes helmet mounting work so well (M250 & M300W). A Wilcox adapter kit makes it easy to fit the system to most helmets for hands free operation, and with a dual bridge the thermal monocular can be paired with a NV monocular for a fusion system.

60Hz Frame Rate

Afocal Magnifiers (Lens Multipliers)
2x and 3x afocal magnifiers double or triple the magnification of the standard 1x lens. The magnifiers provide and easy and cost effective way to get long range magnification, and by simply removing it, you’re at your wide angle. These are shock resistant AR coated germanium lenses with a DLC hard carbon coating.

Afocal Magnifiers (Lens Multipliers)
Afocal Magnifiers (Lens Multipliers)
Afocal Magnifiers (Lens Multipliers)
Afocal Magnifiers (Lens Multipliers)

Provides 2x, 4x, and 8x digital magnification. (Each increase reduces system resolution.)


DFC — Digital Focus Control
Softens or sharpens the image. Works with DCE (Digital Contrast Enhancement) for finer detail, more contrast, and greater depth are simply achieved with a toggle and press of the thumb stick. Non-Uniform Calibration or “NUC” can also be applied to improve image quality.

DFC — Digital Focus Control

MaxPol Polarity Control
The IR PATROL comes with an easy to control polarity mode that lets you switch between three levels of White Hot and three levels of Black Hot. Other thermal systems offer just one level, which is often inadequate for the job. Having low, medium, and high levels provides you with an effective choice.

MaxPol Polarity Control

Edge Detect Tactical Mode
The IR PATROL M250 and M300W systems come with an Edge Detect mode that gives you an entirely new way to view your target. It operates at just a fraction of the brightness of other modes, so your eyes won’t be as susceptible to night blindness from the screen.

Edge Detect Tactical Mode

Image Capture & Video Download
Export what the IR PATROL sees to external computers and displays. (Not available with LE100. Image Capture only with LE100C.) For reliability and durability in harsh environments, Fischer high end connectors are used, rather than the low cost alternatives used in other scopes.

Image Capture & Video Download

IR PATROL Accessories

Part Part No.
Battery Extender IRDACC-6180
Amber Filter IRDACC-9967
3′ Video/Download Cable
(excludes LE100 & M350B)

IR PATROL Specifications

Model LE100 LE100C M250 M250XR M300W
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Type BAE MicroIR VOx Uncooled Microbolometer
Sensor Resolution 640×480 (actual 640×480) 307,200 pixels
Spectral Band 8 – 12 μm
Pixel Pitch 12 μm
Sensitivity <50 mK
Frame Rate 30HZ 60HZ
Calibration NUC (Non Uniformity Correction)
Optical Specifications
Lens Type Germanium
IR Window Germanium with Protective DLC Coating
Focal Length 19mm
F/# f/1.1
Transmission 88%
Eye Relief 27mm
Diopter -6 / +4
Display Specifications
Type Emagin OLED Monochrome Display
Resolution VGA 640×480
Output 10 bit Digital Monochrome
Contrast >10,000:1
Frame Rate 60HZ / 30HZ Selectable
System Specifications
Magnification 640×480 19mm – 1.x optical 8x digital
Field of View 640×480 19mm – 22° optical 3° digital
Dimensions 5.95" L x 2.0" H x 2.95" W 5.95" L x 2.2" H x 2.95" W
Weight >454 grams
Start Up Time >4 Seconds
Feature Specifications
User Interface Thumb Stick Controller
Polarity MaxPOL White Hot / Black Hot
Edge Detect Edge Detection Mode
Electronic Zoom Up to 8X Zoom (depending on system)
Laser Rail Built in Laser Interface Picatinny Rail
Image Capture N/A Yes (special cable needed to download)
Video Output RS-170 NTSC Analog Video (special cable required)
DFC – Digital Focus Enhances and Sharpens Imagery
Contrast User Adjustable Contrast
ETR – Enhanced Target Recognition N/A Target Enhancment Software
Head Mountable No Yes
Weapon Mountable No Yes
Reticle System N/A Basic Crosshair and Clip-On Mode
*Disclaimer: Specifications are subject to change without notice.


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