Thermal Optics provide a vehicle with thermal imaging capability, allowing it to see activity that might go unnoticed through normal vision.
|Guided Shell (MBT, TD) Proximity Scan (AA) Coaxial LMG (IFV) Maintenance (AH) ← → Thermal Camo (MBT, TD) Air Radar (AA) Proximity Scan (IFV) Laser Painter (AH)|
• 43200 MBT score
Thermal Optics allow ground vehicles and attack helicopters to see heat signatures through dust and smoke (except IR smoke). "White hot" mode is used for all vehicles. In singleplayer, the view is tinted green, while multiplayer uses an untinted (gray) view. The IRNV Scope uses similar mechanics with night vision incorporated.
Thermal Optics are set to appear in Battlefield 4. It is similar in function to that of Battlefield 3 but it now has a green appearance.