These built-to-order units will ship approximately 2 weeks after Memorial Day.
RPO Lightweight Optics
RPOs (Rochester Precision Optics) have a unique hybrid polymer-glass design that are known for their low weight and high light transmission capabilities. RPO's hybrid polymer-glass lenses have also been utilized in the optics of the PVS-31A by L3Harris.
While demand often outstrips supply, we're excited to offer a limited quantity of units with RPO PVS-14 style lenses which include adjustable diopters.
Impact of weight savings on the RNVG
The use of RPOs brings the total weight to about 18 ounces (similar to a DTNVS with standard optics). It's an option that capitalizes on the rugged design of the RNVG in a lightweight package.
The RNVG was designed with durability in mind. Historically, when fixed bridged binoculars NVDs like the AN/AVS-6 or the AN/AVS-9 started to become more common in ground use (vs. their intended use in an aircraft cockpit), they started to encounter a common point of failure (breakage) at their bridge that holds both pods together. The RNVG fixes this fragility issue. Both the optical pods and bridge on the RNVG are CNC machined from solid billet 7075 aluminum.
The RNVG is the most rugged night vision goggle in production. Its weight is approximately 20 ounces with standard optics - an impressive figure considering it's frame and materials (lighter than a PVS-15).
Familiar controls ensure ease of use.
The RNVG uses mx10160 style tubes that are common in aviation goggles like an AN/ANV-6, and AN/ANV-9, as well as other devices like the DTNVS and GPNVG ("Quad NODs") which adjust to brightness in the end-users environment automatically.
The switch and focusing functions are identical to those found on a PVS-14 (minus variable / manual gain) and has an excellent on-board IR illuminator.
An IR spot/flood adapter can be used if the user desires more range from their IR illuminator.
The RNVG utilizes a single CR123 battery, and comes with a power pack port for use with ANVIS-style helmet mounted battery packs or AB Night Vision's Ground Optimized Battery Pack.