LWTS Light Weapon Thermal Sight

Companies & Organizations:

United States of America

EOTech, L-3
1201 E. Ellsworth
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108

The Light Weapon Thermal Sight (LWTS) is an extremely versatile thermal imaging solution.  This clip-on system mounts in front of your day optics and allows you to view your reticle over the thermal image.  In addition, it can be used as a handheld observation tool or mounted by itself as a stand-alone weapon sight.  The thermal imaging capability of the LWTS allows for long-wave infrared observation and target identification under adverse conditions including, light rain, smoke, light snow and low light to total darkness.

  • 640x480 17 micron resolution
  • Real-time video in/out for remote viewing
  • Image and video capture for download to PC

6.7” x 3.6” x 3.9” (170 x 91x 99 mm)



1.85 lb (839 g) with batteries



Battery Power: 
Four AA lithium batteries



Battery Life: 
Approx. 10 hours at nominal settings and room temp.



Field of View: 
14.8 Horizontal 


1X with 2X digital zoom



Focus Range: 
3 m to infinity



Frame Rate: 
30 Hz



Recognition After Detection Range: 
> 1400 m clean air 


Controlled under Export Administration Regulations (EAR); may not be exported without proper authorization by the U.S. Department of Commerce.


Controlled by export; approved for public release DoD Ref: 08-S-1073.

Defense Products & Services: LWTS Light Weapon Thermal Sight
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Defense Products & Services Sectors: Thermal cameras, weapon guidance
Description: LWTS Light Weapon Thermal Sight
Source of Information: 

EOTech, L-3