Twin-tube, image intensified night vision such as: Binoculars Night Vision Devices (BNVD – type), SNVG-BNVD(Biocular Night Vision Device), SNVG-BNVS (Binocular Night Vision System with dove-tail or ball-detent mount) and more. Systems are available in domestic 3rd Gen USA auto-gated configurations (Gen 3 ITT – Exelis – Harris Pinnacle products, filmed, unfilmed L3 image intensifiers), exportable Generation III versions (1400FOM, 1600FOM, 1800FOM and other figure of merit(FOM) and/or non-gated configurations for ITAR export compliance), 2000+ FOM 4G Intens versions, various other Gen 2 (GEN II) image tube versions, P45 white phosphor, P43 green phosphor, and more.
Night vision binoculars are optimal for operation where depth perception is required. Tasks such as driving in low-light/night time settings, maneuvering through a pathway such as inside a building or over obstacles, or otherwise moving through changing terrains, is best performed with two tube night vision system. Image intensified night vision binocular goggles are preferred by special operators and teams for this reason. Example currently fielded systems include the PVS-31, AN/PVS-15, WFOV binocular systems, and similar to the same capabilities to standard binocular night vision systems but with an even greater field of view and corresponding increase in cost, the GPNVG ( Ground Panoramic Night Vision Goggles) which are actually utilize 4 optical assemblies and image tubes.
Summit also offers custom configurations and finishes for some binocular night vision systems. Contact us for details or to discuss your requirements.
Multiple bridging options are also available to bridge two PVS-14 (SNVG-14) night vision monoculars, L3 Warrior Systems Insight MUM monoculars, DEP HYPER MUM monoculars, DEP VYPER 14 monoculars, and others, into a collimated biocular format.
Speaking of collimation – not all binocular options offered in the global market are collimated! What does this mean? The layperson’s description: collimation is process of aligning the optical components in such a way to ensure the focus is aligned. This is done by mechanically and optically aligning the housing and focus settings so you don’t get a dizzying effect while walking or driving with goggle systems. It’s not always a bad thing for a goggle to not be fully collimated, as many budget versions of bridges or binoculars cannot be fully collimated, but optimally if you are driving or maneuvering through undulating terrain, you want the best vision possible.