DTNVS | L3Harris Unfilmed, White Phosphor - Apollo Gear Co.
DTNVS | L3Harris Unfilmed, White Phosphor - Apollo Gear Co.
DTNVS | L3Harris Unfilmed, READY TO SHIP

DTNVS | L3Harris Unfilmed, READY TO SHIP

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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.

FOM = Figure of Merit

SNR = Signal to Noise (Numeric)

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.

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  • L3Harris 20UA, Unfilmed Aviation Spot Spec Tubes
  • White Phosphor, Autogated, Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) shielded

Complete System

  • Full kit contains DTNVS with Milspec optics, Apollo custom hard-sided case, objective lens covers, eyepiece covers, sacrificial windows, Apollo Gear Lens-Pen, cleaning wipes, decals and stickers, and a Surefire CR123a battery.

Units Available:


0388D   |   20UA Tubes: 170285827 / 170284942
FOM: 2779 / 2758
SNR: 38.6 / 38.3
CR: 72 / 72
Halo: 0.7 / 0.7
EBI: 1.6 / 1.2


Product Details -

Auto-shutoff flexibility: The DTNVS has a traditional on/off knob but also includes an auto-shutoff feature which engages when it senses that its been flipped up on a helmet, as well as independent pod auto-shutoff when each pod is rotated up.

Independent pod shutoff allows the user to rotate a single pod out of their line of sight (above their eye) which can be helpful when looking through a thermal scope. It may also be helpful if the user wants to use a single monocular (which also saves power). Additionally, by rotating both pods out of the way (as opposed to flipping the device onto the helmet), the user can quickly collapse both pods for fast use without needing to flip the goggle down from the helmet. This creates additional flexibility for moving in and out of tight spaces like vehicles, where the user might otherwise accidentally strike their goggles on a door frame or other object when flipped up.

The auto-shutoff feature is optional can be disabled if the user has a need or preference for "always on" or can't risk an accidental shutoff (fast-roping, climbing a ladder, etc.) 

Battery Life: The DTNVS uses a single CR123a battery which provides over 25 hours of run time - about 2x that of similar binocular night vision devices that use a AA battery. While some BNVD's with a AA battery include a battery port for an optional battery pack, the DTNVS does not, as its better on-board battery life didn't necessitate taking up additional space on the goggle for a connection port. 

Servicing / Maintenance Flexibility: Compared to proprietary or factory built BNVDs like the PVS-31A, the DTNVS uses PVS-14 style optics. As a result, the DTNVS includes an adjustable diopter to closely tailor the focus to the user's eyes (helpful for those that require corrective lenses). Additionally, it provides more flexibility for servicing the device (ex. replacing a scratched or damaged lens) or upgrading the lenses to a lightweight alternative. Inter-pupillary distance stops may be purchased separately and are easily installed (though the majority of users opt to use the device as-is, without them).

Streamlined approach: The DTNVS uses mx10160 format tubes which have automatic gain (brightness) that have become popular in binos like the RNVG and are used in a variety of other goggles such as the GPNVG, PVS-23, ANVIS 9, and others. Controls are simple and familiar: one knob for OFF->ON->IR.

Tech Specs

Finish Matte Black, Corrosion Resistant
Fiber re-enforced polycarbonate body

Flip-Up On-Off
Side Flip-Up On-Off
Built-in IR LED with “IR-on” indicator in FOV
Low battery indicator in FOV
Waterproof: 20m (66ft) for 2 hours
Corrosion Resistance against salt water

Magnification 1x
Lens System F/1.2
FOV 40°
Range of Focus 0.25 m to ∞
Diopter Adjustment +2 to -6
Infrared Illuminator Yes
Power Supply 1x CR123A
Battery Life Approx. 25 Hours at Room Temperature (CR123A)
Dimensions 76 x 105 x 111 mm
Weight 441-510g, depending on optics and tubes
Standards Exceeding MIL-STD-810G

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