The LRTI is a stand-alone, portable binocular, hand-held, battery-operated style instrument used to observe/orient, detect and identify targets, conduct surveillance and assist in engaging targets during all lighting conditions. It can be used under conditions of limited visibility and battlefield obscurants such as smoke, fog, and sandstorms. This binocular will provide vision for long-range observation and reconnaissance. The LRTI shall be able to detect man-sized targets at a range of 3,500 meters. This binocular thermal imager will replace the SOPHIE thermal system.