PULSAR is part of Yukon Advanced Optics Worldwide, a high-tech European company group with its head office located in Lithuania. Based in the North-Eastern part of Europe, we are constantly inspired by the surrounding nature, green woods, endless meadows, and calming rivers of this land. Yet we are driven by the passion to see what is beyond the visible, to reach for the invisible, and to make a sight an unforgettable moment.
Our history dates back to 1991. It was started by a group of friends who shared the same passion for expanding human abilities. This group of enthusiasts used to assemble the first few wooden observation tubes in the basement of an unfinished residential building.
Three decades later PULSAR proves to be the top worldwide brand of thermal and digital day & night vision imaging devices, becoming a trend-setter and innovation leader in the sector. One thing that has not changed over time, is the same passion that drove the founders in the very beginning and which we now share with more than 1200 colleagues around the globe. Our company has come a long way and this journey grows more exciting every day.
Being a hi-tech company, we strive for innovation and novelties in every next step we take. We look for new ways to upgrade and use the most advanced technologies to experience the natural world and empower outdoor adventurers around the world.
We proudly carry the Made in Europe flag. All PULSAR products are developed, designed, manufactured, packed, and sent out to our worldwide distributors from our factories in Europe.
We develop optics and electro-optics with enhanced functionality for both professional and leisure adventures. In-house produced firmware and software guarantee optimisation and essential quality of our devices. Through continuous technological innovation, we seek to enhance human abilities and provide one’s mastery and greater success in unfavourable nature conditions.
Our thermal imaging and day & night vision devices are used in almost all countries and continents by a wide community of:
In an extremely fast-paced world, we endeavour to provide you with products that would eliminate natural constraints that slow you down to enable you to focus on what is most important.
We believe the joy of every new experience comes with the ability to relive the moment and to see it with your own eyes. We want you to experience the full range of this excitement, therefore we never compromise on the quality and comfort of PULSAR devices and they prove to be distinguished by their high usability.
Launching multiple new products every year, we aim to be the trendsetters of the niche and to ensure the greater success of our community in unfavourable nature conditions. Pulsar’s professional product line consists of thermal and digital both day & night vision devices for civilian use only. (https://www.pulsar-nv.com/glo/support/export-and-sales-restriction-policy/200/)
Our product line includes:
Being a flagship brand for responsible consumption and production in the niche, we invite you to join our tribe of ethical, responsible, and conscious outdoors enthusiasts who trust and support each other, as well as the environment we live in.
A group of enthusiasts assemble the first handmade wooden observation tubes in the basement of an unfinished residential building. The devices find buyers in the small markets of Lithuania, Germany, Poland, Italy, and Russia. The choice of wood is due to the shortage of other materials – at the time it was not possible to buy metal.
Daytime optical observation devices (spotting scopes and binoculars) become the core of the newly introduced brand – Yukon Advanced Optics.
With the range of daytime optics growing, the production of first-night vision devices begins. The company’s share in the global market of 1st generation night vision devices will reach 70% by 2005.
The first night vision riflescope – the NVRS – is launched. Night hunting scopes will be successfully sold over the next 15 years.
The headquarters of the Yukon Advanced Optics Worldwide group of companies is established in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Yukon pioneers the development of digital night vision devices and becomes the first manufacturer in the world to offer the Ranger and Ranger Pro 5x42 to the civilian market.
The Ranger proves to be the first truly effective digital night vision device and subsequently one of the most successful digital night vision devices in the company’s history.
Launched in 2009, the Digisight N550 digital night vision riflescope enables Pulsar to tap into the global leaders in the segment of digital night vision devices. Along with Digisight, the range expands to include several day-time, night-time, and – sometime later – thermal imaging devices with ample functions, which are marketed under Pulsar™.
The Quantum becomes the first thermal imaging monocular device made by PULSAR between 2012 and 2015. It pushes the company to be the leader in the market of civil-purpose thermal imagers and the series will be developed until 2018.
By introducing Digisight LRF, the first night vision device with a built-in laser range finder, Pulsar offers new possibilities of seamless nighttime hunting at various distances.
Pulsar debuts its first thermal night vision riflescope, the Apex, with many unique features: picture in picture display mode, one shot zero, and a thermal iris algorithm for enhanced detection recognition, to mention just a few.
Photon (under the brand name Yukon) is the first digital night vision riflescope on the market, which is embedded in the familiar and understandable form factor for any hunter and mounted using 30mm rings. Later, the flagship lines of the Pulsar lineup – Thermion thermal imaging sights (2019) and Digex digital sights (2020) – are made in the form of classic daytime optics.
Devices with embedded video recording, Wi-Fi, mobile integration using the Stream Vision app, and other innovations are first applied in the Helion thermal imaging monocular and the Trail thermal imaging riflescope. This original concept is later replicated in most upcoming Pulsar thermal and digital devices.
The Axion XM30 is introduced to the market. Not only does it easily fit into a pocket, but it can also detect an object of standard height (up to 1.8 m) at a distance of up to 1,350 meters in complete darkness. The same year, the new Thermion thermal imaging riflescope is introduced.
The Thermion XG50 is awarded Optical Sight of the Year at the annual Golden Bullseye Awards. The awards are presented by the National Rifle Association (NRA) in the United States. The winners are selected by a competent panel of seven experts, consisting of editors, graphic designers, and experienced NRA staff – all of whom harbour extensive knowledge and expertise in the field of shooting and hunting.
The competition jury praises the Thermion XG50’s technological capabilities, noting that the thermal sight “expands the range in which hunters can detect game and provides increased resolution, giving users more information about what they see.”
The Pulsar Trail XP50 thermal riflescope is named Night Vision / Thermal Product of the year at the Great British Shooting Awards 2019.
In 2020, the Pulsar Thermion XP50 receives the same award.
At the annual Shooting Awards 2020, British magazine “Shooting Times” names the Pulsar Thermion XM50 the Night Vision scope of the Year and the Pulsar Accolade XP50 the Best Binoculars of the Year.
The Pulsar Helion 2 XP50 PRO thermal imaging monocular is named Night Vision / Thermal Product of the year at the Great British Shooting Awards 2022.
We actively expand our production, logistics, marketing, client support, service facilities, and R&D units around the world. Around 20 new products are brought to the market every year. The company has a presence over 70 countries, with exclusive distribution in most.
The Talion becomes the first compact class thermal imaging riflescope by Pulsar. The lightweight and versatile device is perfect for professional hunting and features all top qualities of the scope range. Another member of the Pulsar scopes family – the Thermion 2 LRF is introduced. Pulsar solves the puzzle and adds the missing piece to the classic Thermion design – a built-in precision laser rangefinder.
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