First Look: Armasight Sidekick 320 Thermal Optic

Lightweight and small, with one-touch video recording.

posted on December 4, 2023
Sidekick 320

Armasight has just unveiled the new Sidekick 320 handheld thermal 12 micron monocular optic. This new thermal optic is one of the smallest currently available on the market today, weighing less than 7.5 ounces. The Sidekick 320 uses a fast 60Hz frame rate for smooth operation and outstanding visual acuity, based on Armasight’s Iron Wolf thermal technology platform. The Sidekick 320’s display 1024x768 pixel OLED display with a crisp images that also offers multiple color palettes and has easy to see symbols and icons. The entire device is powered by a single CR123A battery that provides a full hour of runtime at an ambient temperature of 20 degrees Celsius. Due to its small size, the Armasight 320 Sidekick can also be helmet or headset mounted in addition to being used as a handheld device. With only 3 control buttons, the unit can easily be manipulated out in the field. This includes a one touch video recording setting making capturing video a seamless experience. The Armasight Sidekick 320 also shares compatibility with the Ravyn Rail Bridge Mount for helmet mounting with PVS-14, MNVD or even another Sidekick 320.

Armasight Sidekick 320 Features:

  • Multiple color palettes
  • Intuitive 3-button control
  • 1 hour runtime on 1 CR123A battery at 20 degrees Centigrade
  • Image detail enhancement
  • Dovetail mini-rail Included for helmet mounting (with optional mount)
  • Video recording and image capture
  • USB video stream
  • USB-C Interface for external devices
  • Compass
  • Battery status indicator
  • ULTEM composite Body and ergonomic design
  • Designed and Assembled in the USA from U.S. and global components

The Armasight Thermal Monocular has a starting retail price of $2,299. The entire package includes the thermal monocular, two CR123A batteries, one USB-C cable, a battery extender, product manual, lens cloth and a soft carrying case. To learn more about this device or other products offered by Armasight, please visit the company's website at


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