Thermal weapon sights use infrared sensors to identify the heat signatures of people and objects, providing a decisive operational advantage in both asymmetric and conventional conflicts. They let dismounted soldiers see deep into the battlespace and engage adversaries with surgical precision, by night or in poor visibility.
The Cecile-TS family of extra-rugged thermal weapon sights brings snipers, marksmen and heavy machine gun crews everything they need to engage targets with surgical precision at long range and stay connected with commanders. Available in medium-range and long-range versions, Cecile-TS combines a state-of-the-art optronics package with the very latest advances in mechanical design. The versatile thermal weapon sight family is compatible with all NATO-standard and Picatinny mounting rails and platforms.
The long-range version of Cecile-TS is ideal for special forces snipers and spotters working in pairs to identify and eliminate individual high-value targets or destroy vehicles and other assets. In a typical scenario, a spotter equipped with a hand-held thermal imager and target locator, such as Sophie, would locate and identify the target before giving the sniper the order to fire. The medium-range version of Cecile-TS is designed for use by marksmen working within infantry platoons to engage enemy combatants directly.
With its uncooled high-resolution infrared detector, flexible zoom capabilities and a wide field of view at long range, CECILE-TS combines Thales's leading-edge optronics technology with the expertise of SCROME, a specialist in weapon sights and optomechanical design based in France.
Expert in ergonomics
The unique mechanical design of Cecile-TS delivers outstanding recoil resistance and robust performance in hostile territory when troops have little access to technical or logistic support. The sight’s long eye relief ensures that the eye is positioned at a safe distance, and the eyepiece is also lower than the objective lens for a more natural firing position. This unique design feature explains the distinctive physical outline of Cecile-TS.
Cecile-TS thermal weapon sights offer in-built connectivity for easy integration with soldier equipment and other assets and to enhance local situational awareness for spotter/sniper teams and share a common operational picture with command centres.
Thales and SCROME: partners in excellence
SCROME is a leading French company specialising in the engineering, design, and manufacture of optronics and optomechanical equipment for observation, sighting, alignment and measurement applications in the civilian and military sectors. Its customer portfolio includes Thales as well as the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA).
Thales has worked in partnership with SCROME on the design and production of the Cecile-TS Thermal Weapon Sight, with Thales acting as the design authority, and handling worldwide sales & marketing operations.
Our solutions deliver perception rather than vision. They go beyond high-quality imagery, creating value from raw data to provide vital decision support at every critical moment. As the age of collaborative combat dawns, Thales's connected optronics solutions are set to play a decisive role in gaining and maintaining tactical superiority on tomorrow's battlefields.
Built around the concept of the Augmented Soldier, they draw on advanced digital technologies to empower modern warfighters in the most complex conflict situations while keeping humans at the centre of the decision-making process.