At only 460g, the new BNVD-UL, ultra-light dual tube goggle incorporates new high performance optics that are not only much lighter, but also offer higher performance than standard optics. Currently the AN/PVS-14 and most other night vision systems, use optics which were only designed for Green (P43) phosphor image tubes. However, the new BNVD-UL optics were designed specifically to be optimised for both White (P45) and Green (P43) image tubes.
The BNVD-UL includes features not found in other dual tube goggle designs in this weight class. These features include: EMI compatibility, Full Dioptre Adjustment Range (-6 to +2), Infrared LED, and most importantly: a close focus range of 9.8 inches. This is critical when trying to read maps or do close-up work such as clearing a weapons jam.
NVD BNVD-UL now features a ‘Tactical Monocular Cut-off’, which turns off power to each channel of the binocular whenever a channel is rotated up out of the users’ line of sight. This eliminates stray light emitting from the monocular eyepiece, which would reveal the user to anyone else on the battlefield. The BNVD UL has an automatic system power cut-off whenever the BNVD UL is flipped up into the helmet-mounted stow position, and then powers back on when it is flipped back down. This feature can also be turned off via a four position ON/OFF switch. The BNVD UL is submersible to 66 feet (20 meters) for up to 3 hours. The BNVD-UL is available with an optional battery pack which holds 3 x AA Alkaline batteries for run times exceeding 50 hours.
The BNVD UL can be used with optional 3X Afocal Magnifiers. Each 3X Magnifier can be either pushed on to each objective lens or the push-on adaptor can be removed and screwed directly in to the threads on the objective lenses. For extended use, it is recommended to screw them on to prevent the lenses from falling off. These magnifiers transform the BNVD UL into a 3x Magnification Hand-Held Binocular.
NVD can offer the NVD BNVD with Image Intensifier Tubes from Harris Corporation®
or L3Harris Technologies. This includes green and white phosphor and Gen 3 thin or un-filmed image tubes.
This system complies with MIL-STD 810G, MIL-PRF-A3256342A(CR) and MIL-PREF-49427(CR).Specifications:
- Field of View: 40°
- Magnification: Parity (1x)
- Dioptre Adjustment: -6 to +2 Dioptre
- Eye Relief: 25mm/.984”
- Interpupillary Adjustment: 51-76mm/2-3”
- Submersible: 20m/66ft
- Objective Lens: 26mm f1.2
- Focus Range: 25cm/9.8" to infinity
- Power Source: 1 x 1.5V AA Battery
- Operation Time: 40+ hours with Lithium AA
- Weight (w/o battery): 460g/16.2 oz
- Size: 109 x 106.7 x 83.8mm/4.3 x 4.2 x 3.3"Standard Accessories:
- Soft Carry Case
- AA Batteries (2)
- Operator's Manual
- Neck Cord
- Retaining Lens Covers
- Eyecups, Lens Paper
- Demist Shields
- Sacrificial Windows
- IR Flood/Spot Lens Assembly
- Operator's Card and Dovetail Mounting AdapterOptional Accessories:
- 3x Afocal Magnifier Lens
- Shuttered Eyecups
- Camera Adaptor Kit
- Magnetic Compass
- Light Interference Filters (Approved Government Agencies Only)
- NVG Mount (for Helmet Shroud)
- Battery Pack for 50-60 hours of continual use for extended missions
**Specifications subject to change without notice. Export of the commodities described herein is strictly prohibited without a valid export license issued by the U.S. Department of State Office of Defense Trade Controls prescribed in the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR), Title 22, Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 120-130.Please note that this product is only available to law enforcement/government agencies in the UK.