UANVB Katana | Photonis Echo, White Phosphor
UANVB Katana | Photonis Echo, White Phosphor
UANVB Katana | Photonis Echo, White Phosphor
UANVB Katana | Photonis Echo, White Phosphor
UANVB Katana | Photonis Echo, White Phosphor
UANVB Katana | Photonis Echo, White Phosphor

UANVB Katana | Photonis Echo, White Phosphor

Regular price $6,750.00 Sale price $6,300.00
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UANVB Katana | Photonis Echo, White Phosphor




The following is included with every unit.

  • Cerakote: Black.
  • Lenses: Carson Industries.
  • Battery: Surefire CR123a Lithium .
  • Cleaning Wipes: Zeiss.
  • Lanyards: 2 black/coyote shock cord lanyards with SF mini carabiners.
  • Free shipping with added shipping insurance.
  • Stickers / decals from Nocturn and Apollo Gear Co. 

Each unit also includes:

  • Seahorse Protective Case with Foam.

  • QuikClot Combat Gauze Z-fold or NAR CAT Tourniquet (depending on availability (please specify, if you have a preference).



    ADD-ON PACKAGE: Team Wendy EXFIL LTP / Ops-Core Bump High Cut Helmet & Wilcox G24. Add a Katana to cart show add-on. $645 (discount reflected at checkout)



    S/N: 300
    SNR: 27.08 / 28.14
    EBI: 0.13 / 0.12
    HALO: 0.82 / 0.79
    Luminance gain: 8501 / 8449
    Center Resolution: 67 / 66
    FOM: 1814 / 1857


    S/N: 313
    SNR: 31.37 / 29.64
    EBI: 0.24 / 0.25
    HALO: 0.88 / 0.84
    Luminance gain: 9825 / 9294
    Center Resolution: 64 / 64
    FOM: 2007 / 1896

    S/N: 327
    SNR: 30.86 / 31.23
    EBI: 0.21 / 0.21
    HALO: 0.85 / 0.86
    Luminance gain: 8689 / 9245
    Center Resolution: 64 / 64
    FOM: 1975 / 1998

    S/N: 342
    SNR: 30.62 / 30.31
    EBI: 0.25 / 0.23
    HALO: 0.79 / 0.81
    Luminance gain: 8913 / 8775
    Center Resolution: 64 / 64
    FOM: 1959 / 1939


    From Nocturn Industries:

    Ultralight Articulating Night Vision Binocular (UANVB)

    This is the lightest binocular on the market to date at a functional weight of 17.76 oz. fully assembled (with battery installed). The articulating design allows users to use one eye or both eyes, enabling the simultaneous use of a thermal optic or other non-passive aiming systems. This also enables users to operate vehicles without limiting head space by eliminating the need to stow the unit upright or to tuck the pods against the helmet when stowed.

    It is simple with a minimalist design. An onboard battery with no remote power keeps things simple and wires off the helmet. Push button on/off in the cap to reduce weight and reduce the footprint of the bridge. Individual pod power on/off when articulated to the side for single or dual eye use and to eliminate backsplash when stowed or rotated out.

    An original new “Friction Lock Interpupillary Adjustment” feature allows users to quickly and easily set IP stop distance with a simple rotate into place and forget design. No tools or knobs.

    This unit is light weight without compromising strength. It is rugged and exceeds MIL-STD-810G plus has been drop tested to the NATO 1.5 meter drop test standard. 

    • Material: Polymer
    • Weight
      • Battery w. Standard PVS-14 lenses and Image intensifiers: 17.76oz/1.11lbs/503.5g
      • No Battery w. RPO PVS-14 lenses and Image intensifiers: 15.12oz/0.94lbs/428.6g
    • Onboard power: CR123a (no LEMO port)
    • IR Illuminator: No
    • Pod power off when rotated to side: Yes (Individually)
    • Ingress rating: IP68
    • Mount style: Dovetail
    • Warranty: Lifetime repair of all housing components no questions asked through Nocturn Industries. (Does not cover damages to intensifier tubes or len assemblies)


    Review link

    I got a PHENOMINAL set of high FOM DTNVS that Ryan helped me pick out. He walked me through the pros and cons of different NV systems and even sent me pictures through the tubes of the actual units I was interested in.

    This was a night and day difference compared to the big-hitter shops I’d been talking to previously. They either didn’t know their inventory well enough, or charged a premium just to browse what they had. Ryan, on the other hand, kept everything up front, so I knew exactly what I’d be getting if I decided to order from him.

    I can’t say enough good things about Ryan! He’s by far Apollo’s greatest asset and an all-around genuinely awesome guy. If I’m being honest, he seems more concerned with making his customers happy than he is with actually making money. Super knowledgeable and treated me like good friend instead of someone fighting for their place in a queue.

    Without a doubt, I WILL be doing more business with these guys and ONLY these guys


    Huge shoutout to Apollo Gear Co for the best transaction I've had with any retailer in any industry

    I used the live chat feature on Ryan's website to ask a question about the resolution of a set of tubes, not expecting to actually get a response, but he responded and sent me the full spec sheets, and we talked there for a while before he just gave me his number and told me to call him, where he then proceeded to talk to me on the phone for roughly an hour about my options with his wares and about night vision in general. And this was all at 8-9PM at night. Last night, in fact.

    He had mostly won my confidence so I went ahead and bought one of the DTNVS sets from the flash sale, not the set I originally planned but the set he talked me into, and not even 24 hours later UPS was at my door with them in a giant exterior box, with a smaller box with a free hard case inside of it. He expedited the shipping for free because I told him I wanted them for my trip to Glacier.

    I've never had an experience this smooth and this positive with a retailer online or in real life. That's to say nothing of this set of nods, which are mind mindbogglingly good. Huge shoutout to Ryan and Apollo Gear Company for hooking me up fatty style with the nicest pair of tubes I've ever looked through in less than 24 hours.


    DTNVS Buying Experience - Apollo Gear Co

    I have been looking to step up from my PVS-14 to a nice L3 WP DTNVS for a few months now. I talked to a few vendors and but eventually ended up going with and I wanted to give a shout-out to Ryan at Apollo Gear Co. He was incredibly responsive and helpful even when I was bothering him on a weekend while he was away from his office. We messaged back and forth quite a bit and ended up hand picking a spotless unit that I’m very happy with, and Ryan threw in a bunch of extras for me that he definitely didn’t have to do. Overall 10/10 experience, if you’re in the market for some nods check him out.


    First-time NV buyer, just got a Panobridge kit

    [Ryan was extremely helpful throughout the whole process, sending down-the-tube photos, talking about specs and choosing tubes to complement the left and right sides, and throwing in extra kit and going over the various options. I ended up getting a mount, Agilite counterweight pack, Comtacs, and some other stuff on an already-assembled helmet. The packaging was sturdy - foam-lined case inside padding inside the box. Ryan came back immediately when I had a question about altering the focus-limit ring a week after, too. Absolutely recommend this company.]


    Review Link

    Bought a set of L3 WP RNVG’s from Apollo Gear and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Ryan is really knowledgeable and he’ll fill you in on any questions or concerns you have in order to feel confident in your purchase, plus he won’t rush you into a sale. Solid dude.

    Quality inventory from what I’ve seen. Great customer service. Fast shipping and he’ll make sure to follow up with you. Would buy and WILL BUY from Apollo again soon.


    First night vision purchase, Photonis Echo PVS14 (specs in first caption). Big shoutout to Apollo Gear Co!

    After weeks of research I had started looking at Photonis Echo intensifiers pretty heavily as they seemed like the best bang for the buck for my intended uses, namely at work. I work for a smaller (150 sworn deputies) agency and our jurisdiction includes a mid sized city, several smaller cities, and unincorporated areas with no artificial illumination. In addition to normal patrol duties, I’m on the agency’s SRT unit and we are often required to respond to surrounding counties as well as our own jurisdiction. After speaking to Ryan at Apollo Gear Co about the various options out there, I decided that the Photonis PVS14 would be exactly what I needed.

    Man I was not disappointed, the pictures in this post don’t do it justice because I am far from a photographer. I placed my order on a Friday evening and it was at my door in a nice hard case on Thursday. I took it out to a friend’s house and looked across the fields around her house, which normally are completely black even using a high lumen flashlight. I could see every detail for about 100 yards in every direction with no artificial light and minimal ambient light from the moon.

    All in all I couldn’t be happier with the unit and I can’t speak highly enough about the outstanding customer service from Ryan. I’ve literally never had a business owner reach out personally about an order before this one, and the whole process was as pleasant as you could hope for. 100% recommend Apollo Gear Company and will definitely do business there again!


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