RNVG-A (ARNVG) | L3Harris Unfilmed White Phosphor, HIGH FOM
RNVG-A (ARNVG) | L3Harris Unfilmed White Phosphor, HIGH FOM
RNVG-A (ARNVG) | L3Harris Unfilmed White Phosphor, HIGH FOM
RNVG-A (ARNVG) | L3Harris Unfilmed White Phosphor, HIGH FOM

RNVG-A (ARNVG) | L3Harris Unfilmed White Phosphor, HIGH FOM

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SPEC KEY:

Hand-Select Night Vision includes actual specs of the tube(s) included in your night vision device as listed on the tube manufacturer's data sheet. The data sheet serves as a certificate of conformance to demonstrate that tubes meet or exceed their quality and performance standards.

For a breakdown of L3Harris' various tube options and associated minimum performance, please see our guide to Minimum Specifications and Spots. Guides discussing specs are available under the "Resources" tab

FOM = Figure of Merit

SNR = Signal to Noise (Numeric)

RES (or CR) = Center Resolution (line pairs / mm)

HALO = Halo (mm)

EBI = Equivalent Background Illumination

Provided images through the tubes are captured on a Hoffman Engineering 126A. The digital imaging process can cause slight color and brightness variations between images. White phosphor tubes appear white to the eye. Images may may not depict all cosmetic details in every lighting evironment. Every night vision device has some degree of peppering or small spots at or below .003" (the smallest countable size depicted on a data sheet).

Q: Why do some pictures look more blue vs. green? Is one better? Also, some appear to be brighter than others. 

A: Color differences are primarily caused by taking digital images of tubes and are not reflective of tube performance. Tube pictures are provided to show spots and cosmetic blemishes.  White phosphor tubes will appear white to the eye - not blue or green, though there can be very slight variation among tubes.

Q: Why do some tubes contain dark spots?

A: Spots are caused by the manufacturing process of night vision intensifier tubes. Spots aren't an indication of performance and exist in nearly every tube (though some tubes may exhibit larger spots than others). Military Spot spec tubes permit countable spots (those larger than .003") in zone 2 and zone 3 (the rings outside of the bullseye on a dart board), whereas aviation spot spec tubes only permit countable spots in zone 3 (outer periphery of the tube, furthest from center).

 L3Harris | Minimum Specifications and Spots

 

Spots

L3Harris Tubes ending with UM or UA (ex. 18UM vs. 24UA) have differing tolerances for dark spots.

  • UM (military) tubes permit spots greater than .003" (diameter) in Zone 2 and 3. Spots greater than .003" are not permitted in Zone 1.
  • UA (aviation) tubes limit spots greater than .003" to Zone 3 only. This is L3's strictest spot spec.
  • Dark spots less than or equal to .003" don't meet the threshold as a countable spot and are commonly referred to as "peppering".  

To reference the Zone regions, you can refer to the image above which shows a tube photographed on a Hoffman Engineering 126A test set. 

Military Spot Spec:

Spot Size Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3
(Inches) Limit Limit Limit
>.012 0 0 0
>.009 0 0 0
>.006-.009 0 1 1
>.003-.006 0 2 2
Bright Spots 0 0 0
Dark spots </= .003” are acceptable

Despite adding up to 6 total (above), L3 tubes are limited to 4 spots max

Aviation Spot Spec: 

Spot Size Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3
(Inches) Limit Limit Limit
>.012 0 0 0
>.009 0 0 0
>.006-.009 0 0 1
>.003-.006 0 0 2
Bright Spots 0 0 0
Dark spots </= .003” are acceptable

  

Performance

L3Harris unfilmed tubes are available with various minimum performance levels (18, 20, 22, 24).

The higher the performance series number (i.e. 20 vs. 18), the higher the minimum performance.

This performance series is then combined with a spot spec to identify the tube. For example, the 18 performance series, with unlimited FOM ("U"), and Military ("M") spot spec would be 18UM. 

Tube Model Performance summary:

18 Series (UM or UA):
  • Center Resolution: 64 lp/mm minimum
  • FOM: 1540 minimum
  • Halo: 1.0 maximum
  • EBI: 2.5 maximum
20 Series (UM or UA):
  • Center Resolution: 64 lp/mm minimum
  • FOM: 1792 minimum
  • Halo: 1.0 maximum
  • EBI: 2.5 maximum
22 Series (UM or UA):
  • Center Resolution: 64 lp/mm minimum
  • FOM: 1920 minimum
  • Halo: 1.0 maximum
  • EBI: 2.5 maximum
24 Series (UM or UA):
  • Center Resolution: 64 lp/mm minimum
  • FOM: 2160 minimum
  • Halo: 1.0 maximum
  • EBI: 2.5 maximum
1217 Tubes (Custom 24 UA,  36 SNR Min.) :
  • SNR: 36 minimum
  • Center Resolution: 64 lp/mm minimum
  • FOM: 2304 minimum (implied)
  • Halo: 1.0 maximum
  • EBI: 2.5 maximum
  • Aviation Spot Spec (Spots limited to Zone 3 only)

Other:

1610 Tubes / 2376+ FOM models of PVS-31A, BNVD 1531:
  • SNR: 33 minimum
  • FOM: 2376 minimum
  • Center Resolution: 72 lp/mm minimum
  • Halo: 0.85 maximum
  • EBI: 2.5 maximum
  • Military Spot Spec (Spots permitted in Zone 2 and Zone 3)

Please be advised: night vision, thermal, and certain accessories you purchase from Apollo Gear LLC are controlled technologies.

As such, by purchasing products from Apollo Gear LLC, you acknowledge and agree to the following statements:

  • These products and technologies are subject to one or more of the export control laws and regulations of the U.S. Government and may fall under the control jurisdiction of either the Department of State’s International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Department of Commerce’s Export Administration Regulations (EAR).
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Hand Select: Units will ship within 3-5 business days.

Full kit contains RNVG-A (aka ARNVG) with L3Harris unfilmed tubes, mil-spec lenses, L3Harris data sheets, Apollo custom hard-sided case, objective lens covers, eyepiece covers, Apollo Gear Lens-Pen, decals and stickers, and a Surefire CR123a battery.

  • L3Harris Unfilmed ("Filmless") 
  • Gen 3, White Phosphor, Autogated.
  • Unlimited FOM, Military Spot Spec.
  • Military spot spec L3Harris' permits spots larger than .003" in zone 2 and zone 3. Please note that all night vision contains small spots, aka peppering, to some degree under the countable spot threshold.
    • See "Spec Key" and "Helpful Info" dropdowns above for more info.

Available Units:

Unit #: 0713
SNR: 34.7 / 36.7
RES: 72 / 64
FOM: 2498 / 2349
HALO: 0.7 / 0.8
EBI: 0.5 / 0.4
Tubes: 170226816 / 170286758

 

 

Product Details -

The RNVG-A (aka ARNVG / Articulating Ruggedized Night Vision Goggle) is an exceptional and fully-featured binocular night vision goggle that is designed to meet the demanding needs the most challenging real-world environments.

The housing is billet machined from aircraft-grade aluminum. The ARNVG has surpassed military requirements for MIL-STD-810H drop testing, surviving falls onto bare concrete from heights beyond what lenses and image intensifiers can handle.

The push button switches for power and the Infrared Illuminator in the ARNVG are designed with a fence to prevent inadvertent activation of the IR illuminator. Indicators in the viewing area alert the user of the on/off status of the IR illuminator or if the unit senses a low battery condition. The RNVG-A can be powered by either an onboard 123 battery or auxiliary power from a battery pack using a 4-pin LEMO style connector.

Each optical pod in the RNVG-A can be rotated up out of the user's eyes as needed, freeing one or both eyes for natural sight as conditions demand. The force required to swing the optical pods is user-adjustable on the fly and tension can be adjusted using a coin.

When the goggle is helmet-mounted and in the stowed position, the optical pods can be folded back flat against the helmet to minimize neck strain and better protect the goggle and the user from impacting overhead objects.

The optical pods are designed to turn off automatically when articulated up, which prevents illumination on the helmet when one side is articulated up and ensures that the image intensifiers are "off" in the stowed position with the optical pods folded back against the helmet. 

Tech Specs

SPECIFICATIONS

VALUES

POWER SOURCE

(1) CR123 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

47mm to over 80mm

DIOPTER ADJUSTMENT

-6 TO +2

EYE RELIEF

25MM

WEIGHT

176g housing, 578g with std Mil-spec optics and L3 tubes, no battery

DIMENSIONS

4.14” x 4.2” x 3.2”

IR ILLUMINATOR

BUILT IN

WATER RESISTANCE

SUBMERSIBLE TO 66 FT

IR LED & LOW BATTERY INDICATORS

YES

INTENSIFIER TUBES

COMPATIBLE WITH MX-10160 STYLE

OPTICS

COMPATIBLE WITH PVS-14 EYEPIECE AND OBJECTIVE


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