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Night Optics: PVS-7 Gen 3 Gated Night Vision Goggle

Night Optics: PVS-7 Gen 3 Gated Night Vision Goggle

Night Optics: PVS-7 Gen 3 Gated Night Vision Goggle

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Provides an excellent performance-to-cost ratio using GEN III Gated technology

  • Combat proven
  • Standard US Military System
  • Hand held or head/helmet-mounted
  • Built-in IR Illuminator
  • Simple controls
  • Waterproof
  • Lightweight & Rugged
The versatile, combat-proven PVS-7 can be used as a hands-free goggle or a hand-held, long-range observation device when coupled with optional 3x, 4x and 5x magnifiers. The AN/PVS-7 US Military Night Vision Goggle is available to allies in a special export version. With a single Image Inten dual-eye configuration, the PVS-7 provides an excellent performance-to-cost ratio.

  • PVS-7 Night Vision Binocular/Goggle
  • 1x Lens
  • Soft Case
  • Mil Spec Headgear
  • (2) AA Batteries
  • Neck strap
  • Lens Cleaning Paper
  • (2) Demist Shields
  • Sacrificial Filters
  • Operating Manual
The PVS-7 features simple user controls, fully automated image tube protection, a built-in infrared illuminator with a momentary and continuous-on switch plus IR operation and low battery indicators displayed within the user’s field of view.

The fast (f1.12) one-power lens provides optimal low-light capabilities as well as freedom of movement for completely hands free operation.

Generation 3

Third-generation (Gen 3) image intensifiers were developed in the mid-1970s and became available during the early 1980s. Gen 3 introduced two major technological improvements: the gallium arsenide (GaAs) photocathode and the ion barrier coating to the micro-channel plate. The Gas photocathode increases the tube's sensitivity to light from the near-infrared range of the spectrum, enables it to function at greater detection distances, and improves system performance under low-light conditions.

Application of a metal-oxide ion barrier to the MCP increases the life of the image tube. The operational life of Gen 3 tubes is in excess of 10,000 hours, compared to that of Gen 2 tubes which is about 2,000 to 4,000 hours. This generation was implemented to reflect the change in the photocathode (tri-alkali replaced with GaAs).

Gated Filmless Technology

Gated filmless technology was created in 1998, but without the reliability required for military delivery. By removing the ion barrier film and "gating" the system power supply, the technology demonstrated substantial increases in target detection range and resolution. In the process, however, it was discovered by ITT, that the same performance results could be achieved using a Generation 3 tube, but with a thinner ion barrier film and an auto-gated power supply, without sacrificing reliability and life-span of the intensifier tube.

Auto-Gated Power

Supply When the power supply is "auto-gated," it means the system is turning itself on and off at a very rapid rate. This, combined with a thin film attached to the micro-channel plate (an ion barrier) reduces blooming. While "blooming" can be noticeably less on systems with a thin film layer, systems with thicker film layers can be perfectly acceptable depending on the end user's application. Deciding which night vision goggle is better should not be based solely on blooming.

Detailed Product Specifications
Night Optics Part # NG-P07-3G
Resolution 57-72 lp/mm
Power Supply Gated
Film Type Thin
Magnification 1x (3x, 4x, and 5x optional)
Lens System 26 mm f1.12
FOV 40°
FOV @ 1000 yards 2184 ft
FOV @ 1000 meters 728 m
Range of Focus 10" to ∞
25 cm to ∞
Detection Range 1148 ft
350 m
Recognition Range 984 ft
300 m
Diopter Adjustment +2 to -6
Weather Resistant Waterproof 3' for 30 min
Camera/Camcorder Adaptable No
IR Illuminator Yes
Battery Type/Life AA (x2) / 40 hours
Dimensions 6" x 3" x 6"
152 mm x 76 mm x 152 mm
Weight 18 oz
510 g
Operating Temperature -60°F to 120°F
-51°C to +52°C
Warranty 2 Years

Night Optics USA, Inc. is widely recognized as an innovative industry leader and provider of professional quality, competitively priced night vision products. Their achievements are the result of a highly qualified team of professionals experienced in manufacturing and worldwide distribution of night vision and Thermal technologies for commercial, law enforcement and military applications.

They provide premium quality equipment at competitive prices while achieving the highest levels of customer satisfaction. They continuously evolve product lines to incorporate the latest technological developments and end-user input. They understand that, in some cases, lives may depend on the performance of their products, that is why every unit that leaves their facility must pass tough quality control standards testing.

Export Restrictions

All Gen 3 and Gen 2+ night vision image intensifier tubes and devices as well as thermal sensors and devices are subject to United States export rules and regulations. Valid export licenses may be issued by the U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, in accordance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR), Title 22, Code of Federal Regulation 120-130; or by the U.S. Department of Commerce in accordance with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), 15 CFR Parts 730-774.

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