Armasight, based in San Francisco, is a global competitor in night-vision, thermal and daylight-imaging products for hunters, outdoor enthusiasts, law enforcement and military customers. Armasight develops and distributes a wide range of rifle scopes, spotting scopes, binoculars, goggles and illuminating tools that improve safety and the enjoyment of the outdoors as well as enable military users to detect, recognize and identify targets from extreme ranges at any time of day or night. The acquisition will combine FLIR’s existing lines of Personal Vision Systems and Thermal Weapon Sights with Armasight’s products thus providing FLIR the ability to better serve hunters, wildlife enthusiasts, police and military customers with advanced day and night capabilities. The combined business line will be named FLIR Outdoor and Tactical Systems and will be reported within FLIR’s Surveillance segment.
“The addition of Armasight to our existing scopes and sights business provides us with meaningful additional scale and injects additional market expertise to better serve the growing hunting and military scopes markets,” said Andy Teich, President and CEO of FLIR. “We are pleased to welcome this talented team in further leveraging FLIR’s established channels into global military and law enforcement customers, as well as utilize our advanced thermal sensor development and vertically-integrated production capabilities to advance their products and reduce costs.”
FLIR anticipates this transaction will be neutral to 2016 net earnings and accretive thereafter.