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    Default Anyone have thermal vision gear?

    Saw this on an army site. The military guys get to play with all the cool toys.


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    *Retired* NewBie's Avatar
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    Default Re: Anyone have thermal vision gear?

    Sure, I worked and repaired the weapons control/target detection, ranging, bearing, and target tracking related versions of the stuff to the component level in the military since 1987. I was hired by www.FLIR.com when I got out after 12 years of honorable service. Later, I went to for work for another company, seeking even greener pastures on the other side of the fence.

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    Default Re: Anyone have thermal vision gear?

    Same Here,

    Also a FLIR like i am assuming Newbie's is.
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    Default Re: Anyone have thermal vision gear?

    this stuff looks like fun!!


    Makes me realize how poopie my job really is!

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    Default Re: Anyone have thermal vision gear?

    A couple of interesting videos on one of their systems:
    http://www.flir.com/imaging/Airborne...tar_video.aspx

    A few good shots hidden in the video:
    http://www.flir.com/imaging/Airborne...III_video.aspx


    An interesting to watch non-IR video is shown here, their specialized aircraft camera setup:
    http://www.flir.com/imaging/Airborne...III_video.aspx

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    Default Re: Anyone have thermal vision gear?

    That FLIR stuff is way cool. I have some grade A gen 3 nightvision, and FLIR makes it look not so good. If I ever win the lottery.....

    Isn't that stuff around 10-15K?

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    Default Re: Anyone have thermal vision gear?

    Thermal is down to around $8G street price.

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    Default Re: Anyone have thermal vision gear?

    Evan Tad
    Do expect street prices to get down to the 5G range, or do you think prices have stabilized?

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    Default Re: Anyone have thermal vision gear?

    I don't sell night vision but I remember the first 'affordable' TI back around 1999 were about $15G.

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    Default Re: Anyone have thermal vision gear?

    The Price for Thermal Imaging depends on what you want. do you want radiometric imaging or simply colorful pictures? resolution? the cheapest ones are 160*120 and a slow refresh rate (15-20ish FPS) the most expensive are 640*480 (new camera by flir) and a nice 60fps. cheapest=8000US(approx) most expensive=50,000US (approx). For playing around/building diagnostics 8000 should be fine but if you need better quality you have to pay to play.
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    Default Re: Anyone have thermal vision gear?

    We have a Thermal Imaging Unit at work, and I have used it several times. It is fun to use, but I enjoy the NVG alot better.
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