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Panoramic night vision goggles GPNVG-18 from the company L-3

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Panoramic night vision goggles GPNVG-18 from the company L-3

L-3 Warrior Systems, a division of L-3 for night vision devices, has developed and put into service one of the most significant innovations in night vision technology - panoramic night vision goggles GPNVG-18 (Ground Panoramic Night Vision Goggle). The purpose of creating GPNVG-18 is to provide the operator with a large amount of information, which allows him to move faster in the so-called OODA cycle (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act - watch, orient, decide, act). The most impressive feature of GPNVG-18 is the presence of four separate image intensifiers or electro-optical converters (hereinafter referred to as tubes) with four separate lenses grouped into a panoramic orientation. The two central lenses are directed forward, as in the traditional glasses with two tubes, they give the operator a greater depth of perception, while two more tubes are directed slightly outward from the center, they improve peripheral vision. Two tubes on the left and two tubes on the right are connected to the eyepieces. The operator sees in two central tubes an image that overlaps a little with the image from two external tubes and this allows to get an unprecedented field of view 97 °. This is an absolute breakthrough in technology for special operations forces. Each pair of tubes on the right and left is combined into one assembly unit and is suspended on a jumper like ANVIS glasses (pilot night vision system), which allows the operator to adjust the distance between the pupils. These pairs of tubes can be easily removed and operated with as independent hand-held optical devices. The jumper itself differs by longitudinal adjustment on the basis of the ratchet mechanism and can have two different factory configurations for two different helmet mountings: ball retainer (ANVIS) or dovetail (BNVS).

GPNVG-18 is powered from a separate battery pack connected to the device via a standard ANVIS cable. Four three-volt CR123A batteries are installed in the battery pack, the battery life of which is about thirty hours. GPNVG-18 can receive energy for a short time when installed in a Wilcox Panoramic Mount panoramic holder, designed for use by special military units. A separate battery pack also performs an auxiliary function, working as a counterweight, which is very important given the weight of the glasses about 765 grams.

Adjustment and adjustment of the system is very important in order to obtain the best image for the operator. One of the main focus adjustments in night vision goggles is diopter. Adjustment of optical power or diopter correction is traditionally carried out by turning the diopter ring. This allows you to focus points depending on the individual vision of the operator.

The GPNVG-18 uses Gen3 18 mm MX-10160 commercial image brightness amplifiers, the same used in ANVIS glasses. These tubes are easy to maintain, since they use the interchangeable tube design without soldered joints, proposed by L3. This is a very useful feature, since the modular tubes from L3 can be quickly replaced with ordinary tools. The GPNVG-18 device has a fully modular chassis with a jumper (bridge) that is easy to maintain.

Wearing a GPNVG-18 glasses is a very unique experience. For one who is used to the narrow field of view of standard glasses, with the 97 ° field of view, the night now looks completely different. There is no loss of visual acuity in the external channels, so the image is always very clear. After you wear these glasses for about five minutes, your brain does not even see the barely visible dark semicircle where the images overlap.

The GPNVG-18 night vision goggles allow the operator to do more, as his field of view is now the same as in the daytime. The GPNVG-18 represents an extraordinary development in night vision technology, giving the modern soldier more combat capabilities and greater efficiency.

The export of night-vision equipment and related accessories (including user manuals) is strictly regulated by the US Department of Defense in accordance with the International Trade Rules weapons ITAR. Any export of similar products from the United States is punishable by imprisonment and fines. In addition, non-US citizens are not allowed to look into the Gen3 generation night-vision devices, even in the United States. Persons who provide such an opportunity are punished according to the law (up to imprisonment).

Features
Manufacturer: L-3 Warrior Systems
Dimensions (inches): 5,625 (length) x 8,50 (width) x 3,75 (height)
Weight: 765 gram
Coating: anti-corrosion
Power supply: Four 3 Volt CR123A batteries (external unit)
Battery life: approximately 30 hours
Immersion: one meter for two hours

Optics:
Generation: Gen3 US L-3
Tube Type: Four 18 mm MX-10160
Resolution: 64 line pairs / mm, minimum
Autogate
Increase: 1x
Field of view: 97 °
Diopter: Snap-on lenses from + 0,5 to -2.5
Focus: from 18 to infinity
Set: glasses GPNVG, battery pack, connecting cable, dioptric lenses, durable storage case, shipping container, batteries, lens cleaning kit


















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  1. bmv04636
    bmv04636 22 October 2014 08: 29
    +1
    need in a circle
    1. Canep
      Canep 22 October 2014 10: 44
      +3
      This character doesn’t need a gun.
      If his enemy meets in descendants, then this will be enough of a frame.
      1. Prapor-527
        Prapor-527 22 October 2014 16: 22
        +4
        Ironically in vain. An amusing little thing. The field of view for optics is never excessive.
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    3. siberalt
      siberalt 22 October 2014 20: 57
      0
      For a panorama you need not only increased sensitivity, but also resolution. There are no limits. Conclusion. How expensive it was to kill an enemy. For whom, in whose interests? Salvage rules the world.
  2. avt
    avt 22 October 2014 09: 03
    +3
    Quote: bmv04636
    need in a circle

    And clone a couple more eyes from a fighter, or like a spider laughing .An general, an interesting solution.
  3. 31rus
    31rus 22 October 2014 09: 22
    0
    I watched a program about Cousteau and his travels, so they experienced such glasses, I mean the very idea in early 2000, plus there are also underwater
  4. Prikaz4ikov1992
    Prikaz4ikov1992 22 October 2014 09: 47
    +5
    Nda we only dream of this. The worst part is that we have gone a dead end. We create tools day / night for weapons. Instead of TPV. At the same time, wearable scores were actually scored on wearable ones.
  5. chunga-changa
    chunga-changa 22 October 2014 10: 06
    +5
    Powerfully invented. But the most interesting thing is the increase in characteristics and the simultaneous simplification of the design of the tubes themselves. Such things always then "shoot" at some devices or methods of use that give an obvious advantage, and talk about "we are 30 years behind."
    1. avt
      avt 22 October 2014 10: 25
      +1
      Quote: chunga-changa
      ... Such things always then "shoot" at some devices or methods of use that give an obvious advantage, and talk about "we are 30 years behind."

      Was it not for the purchase of these devices of our "businessman" that they took us in their pendostane and threw us into prison ??
  6. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 22 October 2014 11: 03
    +2
    Nothing we lagged behind. My "neighbors" are riveting something similar. Three shifts. And another team of thermal imagers "rivets". These generally see "through the wall". And the components are all Russian.
    1. Professor
      Professor 22 October 2014 12: 06
      +2
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      Nothing we lagged behind. My "neighbors" are riveting something similar. Three shifts. And another team of thermal imagers "rivets". These generally see "through the wall". And the components are all Russian.

      Class. "Thermovisors" (probably all the same thermal imagers) already see through the wall as radars. Are the matrices French, as usual, or already "import-substituted" Chinese? wink
      1. bmv04636
        bmv04636 22 October 2014 15: 13
        0

        Yes, nothing, we are not far behind lol
  7. Lopatov
    Lopatov 22 October 2014 11: 06
    0
    Follow the path of least resistance. These are all temporary options, augmented reality glasses that receive data from multispectral sensors are promising.
  8. Vadim237
    Vadim237 22 October 2014 11: 27
    0
    A thermal imager with a laser rangefinder is much better than these glasses.
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 22 October 2014 11: 45
      +1
      A thermal imager with a laser rangefinder is not always convenient. For example, it is difficult to adapt for driving.
      1. Vadim237
        Vadim237 22 October 2014 15: 14
        0
        A temporary problem, in the future they will combine, and driving cars at night and headlights is enough and in a combat operation the movement by car is not very good - one hell is noticed, and the thermal imager in combat conditions gives a clearer picture of the enemy than night vision goggles.
    2. Dan4eG
      Dan4eG 22 October 2014 12: 10
      -1
      Thermal imagers are too bulky and complicated today. sad
  9. Nasty
    Nasty 22 October 2014 12: 15
    +3
    but you can and so
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 22 October 2014 13: 13
      +2
      Is it eye protection from EM pulse?
    2. Vadim237
      Vadim237 22 October 2014 15: 17
      +1
      This is an eye protection against flying tea leaves.
  10. corporal
    corporal 22 October 2014 14: 16
    +2
    US non-US nationals are not allowed to look at Gen3 generation night vision devices, even in the United States. Persons providing such an opportunity shall be punished by law (up to imprisonment).

    Nichrome yourself, as they have strictly.
    Quote: avt
    Was it not for the purchase of these devices of our "businessman" that they took us

    In this situation, it may very well be.
  11. bmv04636
    bmv04636 22 October 2014 15: 14
    0
    did not visit the bats to tame
  12. bmv04636
    bmv04636 22 October 2014 15: 20
    0
    It seems to me that fatigue can spoil all effectiveness, as a result of which loss of concentration.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 22 October 2014 17: 29
      +2
      In the beginning, yes. I once drove a jeep without headlights in night vision goggles
      (primitive - 25 years ago it was).
      Very tired eyes. But they say that they get used to it - like
      pilots get used to their helmets and gamers to their
      gadgets.
      1. bmv04636
        bmv04636 22 October 2014 19: 05
        0
        Yes, they didn’t quite understand me; straining the side screens will not be an operator, or you can get used to it.
  13. ABV
    ABV 22 October 2014 21: 03
    -1
    ... GPNVG-18 night vision goggles allow the operator to do more, since his field of view is now the same as in the daytime. GPNVG-18 is an unusual development of night vision technology, they give the modern soldier more combat capabilities and increase his mortality ...

    An increase in mortality is how? Operators in glasses die more often than without glasses? ..... lethality is not from the word "fly" ...

    Mortality (mortality) - an indicator calculated by the ratio of the number of deaths from a given disease to the number of patients with this disease and expressed in% !!
    1. Tornavus
      Tornavus 23 October 2014 01: 54
      +2
      This is in the sense of "more deadly". Or effective if you like.
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  15. Prager
    Prager 30 October 2014 17: 16
    0
    funny little thing. Soon we must wait for the appearance of the Chinese clone.
  16. Peter Tsar
    Peter Tsar 2 October 2018 09: 23
    +1
    Definitely fit, but just imagine the price per set sad