Ground Panoramic Night Vision Goggles (GPNVG) from L-3
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Best Night Vision Googles (NVG) for 2019

Let’s look at the best night vision goggles available in 2019. There are mainly three types – monocular (one tube), binocular (two tubes), and panoramic (four tubes). We’ll review all these options. Shown here is a 4 tube setup that provides a panoramic view (wide field of view). Let’s look at some of the common hardware that is in use. Most of these are pretty darn expensive. Binocular (dual tube) systems range from $10K – $20K. Prices for PNVGs are in the low to high $40K range, and are available only to government and law enforcement in many cases How do Night Vision Goggles work? Here’s a simplified view. Special Image Intensification Tubes (IIT) amplify the available light sources (photons) and in combination with a Micro Channel Plate an image is created on a phosphor display. The phosphor screen gives night vision the green (or white) glow you’ve seen in the movies. Are Night Vision Goggles Legal in the United States? There is no law in the United States that prevents a US citizen from owning and using Night Vision [Read more…]