SCROME and Thales announce the commercial launch of CECILE-TS, a new family of thermal weapon sights for snipers and marksmen.
The CECILE-TS is the result of a close partnership between Thales and SCROME. As precise and easy to use as a conventional day weapon sight, CECILE-TS offers unequalled performance thanks to its latest-generation uncooled infrared sensors packed inside a lightweight, compact product with excellent ergonomics.
Drawing on Thales’s extensive experience in infrared night-vision cameras and SCROME’s expertise in optical and mechanical sights designed to remain combat operational under the most severe conditions (impact, extreme weather and climate, etc.), CECILE-TS is the most advanced thermal weapon sight on the market today.
“This new sight is an important addition to our range of precision-firing products. Moving into volume production under a long-term partnership with a group like Thales is excellent news for SCROME. It is hugely satisfying to see how an SME like ours can bring its specialist skills to bear and forge lasting ties with one of the world’s leading defence contractors. It also shows that companies like Thales are truly committed to developing the network of SMEs around them,” said Jean Soleille, SCROME’s Managing Director.
Formed in 1987, SCROME specialises in the engineering, design and manufacture of optronics and optomechanical instruments and subassemblies for observation, sighting, alignment and measurement applications in the civilian and military sectors. SCROME is a NATO-approved supplier with exclusive contracts for some 80 products in service with French and European armed forces. Since the end of 2015, SCROME has been engaged in a transformation and expects to develop and grow the business significantly in the years ahead, in particular through major R&D and innovation projects.
Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. With 62,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €14 billion in 2015. With over 22,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its unique international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world.