RNVG - RUGGEDIZED NIGHT VISION GOGGLE
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AB NightVision Inc. is proud to announce the release the Ruggedized Night Vision Goggle (RNVG). The RNVG is an extremely tough, full featured night vision binocular. The RNVG is available for purchase through our distributors now. Please follow the link at the bottom of this post or visit our dealers page for more information.
Familiar controls ensure ease of use. Any user familiar with PVS-14 goggles will find the controls to be intuitive. The switch and focusing functions are identical to the PVS-14. The switch has 3 positions: Off, On, and On with IR illuminator. Like the PVS-14, the switch does not cut power to the tubes when changing positions to turn the IR illuminator on. The RNVG has IR signaling capability. As a safety feature the switch knob must be pulled out to turn the IR illuminator on. An IR spot/flood adapter can be used if the user desires more range from their IR illuminator.
The RNVG is designed to work off a single AA battery, ensuring that users can find a power source at a local store no matter where in the world you happen to be. The binocular has a battery life of over 16 hours on a lithium AA and flashes a low battery indicator within the optics when the battery needs changing.
RNVG optics feature a full range of adjustment. The mil-spec objectives allow the user to focus between 9.8 inches and infinity, while the mil-spec eyepieces offer a diopter adjustment range of -6 to +2. The interpupillary distance is adjustable to match the users eye spacing from 51mm to 73mm. IP adjustment is accomplished with jackscrews that maintain user settings using a ball-detent method to prevent any changes due to vibration.
The RNVG was designed from the ground up to be extremely tough. When a night vision binocular is dropped and broken, it will most likely fail at the joint between the optical pods and the bridge. However, both the optical pods and bridge on the RNVG are CNC machined from solid billet 7075 aluminum to prevent breakage. This material is 36% stronger than most common steel making the RNVG the most rugged night vision goggle in production. Careful design combined with advanced machining techniques have kept the weight of the RNVG down to a very competitive level at 555 grams (without battery).
The goggle is available in Flat Black, Coyote Tan, and Flat Dark Earth. The components of the binocular are media blasted to give a non-reflective matte finish, then black anodized for durability. For the Tan or FDE options Cerakote, a proven firearms finish, is applied over the anodizing to give a tough, attractive finish.
POWER SOURCE: (1) AA SIZE BATTERY
FOCUS RANGE: 9.8” TO INFINITY
OPERATION TIME: APPROXIMATELY 16 HOURS ON LITHIUM BATTERY
MAGNIFICATION: (1X) ONE POWER
FIELD OF VIEW: 40 DEGREES
INTERPUPILLARY ADJUSTMENT: 51 TO 73MM
DIOPTER ADJUSTMENT: -6 TO +2
EYE RELIEF: 25MM
WEIGHT: 555g W/O BATTERY, 570g W/ LITHIUM BATTERY
DIMENSIONS: 4.7” X 4.2” X 2.8”
IR ILLUMINATOR: BUILT IN, ACCEPTS SPOT/FLOOD ADAPTER
WATER RESISTANCE: SUBMERSIBLE TO 66 FT
IR LED AND LOW BATTERY INDICATORS: YES
INTENSIFIER TUBES: COMPATIBLE WITH MX-10160
OPTICS: COMPATIBLE WITH PVS-14 EYEPIECE AND OBJECTIVE
WARRANTY: 5 YEARS ON HOUSING PARTS AND SERVICE PER POLICY. SEE WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS
INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN PURCHASING THE RNVG CAN FIND A LIST OF RETAILERS WHO OFFER OUR PRODUCTS HERE.
If you are a dealer interested in offering the RNVG, please email us for more information.