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NG/DTNVS with Mil-Spec L3Harris Unfilmed White Phosphor

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  • Tube Specifications including the cosmetic grading are available available in the Available Systems drop down menu
  • The DTNVS DOES NOT include the IPD (interpupillary distance) Stop Adapter. The IPD Stop Adapter is a retrofittable part, and can be easily added separately after assembly. Available HERE


** The individual system specifications format is as follows below the tubes listed left/right: 

Unit ID # |  FOM  |  SNR  |  Center Res.  |  Halo  |  EBI   |  Image Quality Grade*


** The cosmetic grades are as follows:


A+: No spots or peppering in any Zone. (Less than 2% of tubes)

A: No spots or peppering in Zone 1, Minimal tiny peppering (< .002) on the edge of Zone 2, Zone 3 clean / minimal peppering

A-: No spots or peppering in Zone 1, Zone 2 some tiny peppering, Zone 3 with some peppering (< .003)


B+: No spots or peppering in Zone 1, Zone 2 minimal peppering (< .003), Zone 3 up to one annotated spot (appears on the spec sheet, > .003 – .009) with some peppering

B: No spots or peppering in Zone 1, Zone 2 may have up to one annotated spot (> .003 but < .005) with minimal peppering on the zone edge, Zone 3 may have up to one annotated spot and some peppering

B-: Zone 1 may have minimal tiny peppering (< .002), Zone 2 may have up to one annotated spot and light peppering, Zone 3 with some peppering (< .003) and/or up to two annotated spots


Zone 1 some peppering > .002, no annotated spots, Zone 2 may have up to one annotated spot and light peppering, Zone 3 with some peppering (< .003) and/or up to two annotated spots



At 17.9 ounces with L3Harris MIL-SPEC Unfilmed White Phosphor image intensifiers, the NGI-DTNVS is one of the lightest weight, highest performing Binocular Night Vision Devices (BNVD) currently available on the market. Despite the light weight, the DTNVS does not sacrifice durability or ruggedness, and exceeds MIL-STD-810G and USSOCOM test protocols for drop and impact by a factor of two. It is also rated for water immersion at 66 ft. (20m) for two (2) hours.

The independently pivoting monocular pod design allows users to rotate the individual monocular pods away from the center of the housing and out of the wearer's field of view, allowing clear, unobstructed natural vision through one or both eyes. This can be a huge benefit in enclosed spaces like vehicles or in close quarters, where stowing the goggles could create unnecessary snag hazards or otherwise be an impediment to the end-user.

When the DTNVS is stowed, the articulating pods can also be folded back to bring the goggles center of gravity closer to the wearer's head, improving balance and comfort while worn, while reducing the profile of the wearer.

Moreover, when rotated, the DTNVS features automatic individual channel cut-offs, which cuts power to the image intensifier tube, shutting it off when rotated beyond approximately 60 degrees from the center housing (well beyond realistic IPD adjustments), both to protect the image intensifier tube and prevent backsplash when the monocular pods are rotated away from the wearer's field of view.

The DTNVS is a full-featured goggle with adjustable objective and diopter focus, using standard PVS-14 style optical assemblies, meaning they are compatible with common accessories for the PVS-14, as well as an onboard IR LED with a built-in ON/OFF indicator that alerts the wearer to whether the onboard IR is switched on inside the tube, as well as a low battery indicator light.

The DTNVS housing is designed and manufactured by ACTinBlack, based in Luxembourg, a leading manufacturer and supplier of night vision equipment to European military and law enforcement customers.

Based on extensive end-user feedback from U.S. and international military, SOF, and law enforcement end-users, the DTNVS utilizes MX-10160 format image intensifiers with Automatic Brightness Control (ABC) only. While some users do prefer manual gain systems and expansive feature lists, the overwhelming feedback from end-users has been that it is unnecessary in a binocular system, and simply ends up being an added complexity that could potentially cause problems if tinkered with or mis-adjusted while on mission. Moreover, MX-10160 ANVIS/aviation format image intensifier tubes are often held to stricter standards for image shift and alignment, as they are intended specifically for binocular systems, making them easier to assemble, maintain, and properly collimate.

Similarly, the DTNVS is powered by a single CR123 battery, which can provide over 25 hours of battery life on a single lithium cell. While there are benefits to AA powered binocular systems, power consumption and battery efficiency are not one of them, hence why most AA powered BNVDs include a provision for an external power supply, often requiring expensive interface cables and battery packs, and while conversion parts will be available for the DTNVS to support external power supplies, the basic configuration of the DTNVS does not include an external power option, reducing weight, complexity, and another potential ingress point for moisture and foreign debris.

The DTNVS does not come with Interpupillary Distance (IPD) Stops, as most users do not find them to be necessary. However, some users do find the IPD Stops to be a useful addition to ensure that the monocular pods return to the same position when rotated back down. Rather than choosing one or the other, ACTinBlack has designed an optional IPD Stop Adapter, which gives individual users the choice as to whether to use the IPD Stops or not.  The IPD Stop Adapter assembly is an optional, retrofittable part, and does not need to be installed during assembly, and can be added to the DTNVS Standard at a later time.

The DTNVS is one of the highest performing, best value BNVDs currently available–it truly “has it all,” the highest performance L3Harris image intensifier tubes, light weight, and packed feature set, and as always, comes with Night Goggles industry leading Lifetime Limited Warranty!


Night Goggles, Inc. Limited Lifetime Warranty


TNVC, Inc. and Night Goggles, Inc. warrants this product for the lifetime of the product and guarantees this product to be free from manufacturing defects in material and workmanship under normal use, and transferable by the owner assuming that the product otherwise still falls within the scope of this warranty.  In the event that a defect covered by this warranty occurs TNVC, Inc. or Night Goggles, Inc., at its discretion, will either repair or replace the product.  Such action on the part of TNVC, Inc. or Night Goggles, Inc. shall be the full extent of the company’s liability, and the customer’s sole and exclusive remedy. This warranty applies to all TNV and NGI-branded Night Vision Device housing systems, and furthermore warrants that all Image Intensifier Tubes will be free from manufacturing defects in material and workmanship under normal use for a period of 10 years after the original date of purchase. This warranty does not cover:

  • Products that were used in other than normal and customary manner.
  • Products that were misused.
  • Products that were altered, modified, or repaired by the customer or a party other than TNVC, Inc.
  • Products that were discontinued by the manufacturer and either parts or replacement units are not available due to reasons beyond the control of TNVC, Inc.
  • Damage, defects, or failures resulting from use that would be construed by any reasonable person as normal and expected “wear and tear.”

TNVC, Inc. shall not be responsible for any defects or damage that in the company’s opinion, resulted from the mishandling, abuse, misuse, improper storage, or improper operation, including use in conjunction with equipment which is electrically or mechanically incompatible with or of inferior quality to the product, as well as failure to maintain the environmental conditions specified by the manufacturer.  This includes using rechargeable batteries, storing the product with batteries installed, or battery compartment corrosion due to faulty battery. Warranty claims falling outside of the scope of these written warranty terms may incur repair, labor, and shipping fees charged to the customer.

Customer is hereby notified that operation of the equipment during daylight or under excessive light conditions may permanently damage the image intensifier tube.  While all TNV and NGI systems are auto-gated, they are not able to withstand exposure to constant light including, but not limited to, light sources, weapon sights, laser radiation.  Auto-gated Image Intensifier Tubes are designed to stand up to nighttime battlefield light conditions, but prolonged exposure to any light source will still cause damage.

No other warranties except for this one apply to this product, including, but not limited to written, oral, statutory, expressed or implied, including any implied warranty or merchantability or fitness for particular purpose, shall apply to this product.


Export of Night Vision Equipment or related accessories (such as manuals) is strictly regulated by the US Department of State in accordance with the guidelines of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). It is a major crime to ship or carry US manufactured night vision devices outside the borders of the United States, punishable by fines and prison sentences. Ignorance of these regulations will not hold up in court. By purchasing night vision equipment from TNVC, you attest that you will not attempt to export or carry this night vision equipment outside the borders of the United States. Also, it illegal to allow a non-US Citizen to look through US Gen3 Night Vision Devices, even on US soil. Again, this is a crime punishable by fines and prison sentences.

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 10 × 10 in
Available Systems:

Unit# 06: FOM 2340/2354, SNR 32.5/32.7, RES 72/72, Halo 0.8/0.8, EBI 0.2/0.5, Image Grade B/A-, Unit# 07: FOM 2325/2361, SNR 32.3/32.8, RES 72/72, Halo 0.7/0.7, EBI 0.4/0.1, Image Grade B/B-, Unit# 08: FOM 2169/2118, SNR 33.9/33.1, RES 64/64, Halo 0.7/0.8, EBI 0.2/0.2, Image Grade A-/B-, Unit #09: FOM 2073/2138, SNR 28.8/29.7, RES 72/72, Halo 0.7/0.7, EBI 2.1/1.6, Image Grade B+/B, Unit# 10: FOM 2041/2080, SNR 31.9/32.5, RES 64/64, Halo 0.8/0.7, EBI 0.2/0.3, Image Grade B-/B


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