AIRIX ARMOR, TNVC & Night Goggles, Inc. Limited Lifetime Warranty
CURRENT LEAD TIME ON THE TNV/PVS-14 SuperGain CAN run 6-12 weeks, but for a limited time you may put 50% down to reserve your unit and the rest when it is ready! email us at email@example.com if you are interested!
The latest image intensifier tube technology from L3Harris is one of the most significant advancements in night vision systems and performance since the introduction of GEN-3 Unfilmed technology.
Manufactured by L3Harris, assembled by TNVC and DEDICATED FOR YOUR MISSION by AIRIX ARMOR, These SuperGain Unfilmed White Phosphor image intensifier tubes are already in use with the United States military, including Special Operations Forces in some of the Dept of Defense's most elite formations.
Where SuperGain image intensifiers make their mark is the increase in the Luminance Gain (Gain) specification from the standard 40,000-80,000 fL/fc for OMNI VIII, raising up to between 100,000-120,000 fL/fc.
This greatly increasing the ability to amplify and collect light, resulting in a noticeably brighter image with increased low light performance that extends the operational envelope of the user, and dramatically improves the ability to see into dark areas.
FOM is a somewhat dated metric, but you can be sure that all SuperGain tubes will be AT LEAST 2376+++ to go along with the other jaw-dropping stats.
If you want the very best, this is it!
The increased luminance presents the opportunity for improved light discipline, advantage over potential near-Peers, and various other concrete advantages that are worth it if the chips are on the table,
Light discipline does not stop being important in NIR spectrums! If you want an edge, this is an edge. AIRIX ARMOR is here to consult and support you in your purchase and we are happy to discuss your options at length! The SuperGain tubes really excel for passive-aiming, FOF, and in dark cover, and in places where artificial illumination must be kept to the absolute minimum.
Properly used, they afford a small shift in tactics that is an advantage, and makes a difference. Make no mistake, the other L3Harris tubes are great, too. But we hope we are shining some light on where the extra 20% in price is going, so that you can make the best decision for your particular operational envelope.
SuperGain image intensifier tubes have undergone extensive testing both by the U.S. Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD) at Fort Belvoir as well as USSOCOM and other Special Operations Forces organizations, and are currently being fielded and in-service around the world in the newest, most technologically advanced night vision systems in the force, including the AN/PSQ-42 ENVG-B Advanced Goggle as well as panoramic fusion goggles.
From the end-users perspective, the SuperGain tubes will be noticeably brighter than standard Unfilmed White Phosphor tubes under most conditions and will provide more usable information in extreme darkness. However, the most significant difference that users in the field will see is the ability to see deeper into dark corners and underbrush, allowing them to detect potential threats beyond the range of typical image intensifiers. This can be a significant advantage in both urban areas / inside of structures as well as in more rural areas with vegetation and heavy canopy and subterranean operations.
In particular, when dealing with near-peer adversary's the SuperGain tubes can indeed be difference makers.
While many consumers, both government and commercial have been focused on FOM (Signal to Noise Ratio multiplied by Center Resolution expressed in lp/mm) as a metric for image intensifier performance and image quality, with manufacturers pushing the envelope of performance through improved methods and processes.
Luminance Gain is typically set by the manufacturer, and is the measure of how well an image intensifier can amplify light, and is one of the most critically important factors of image intensifier performance.
In fact, the term Failure, in MTTF (Mean Time To Failure), commonly used to describe tube longevity and durability and expressed in terms of hours, is broadly understood to represent a roughly 50% loss of Luminance Gain. This is because the core concept in the topic of "Night Vision" is luminance gain; making dark visible.
Nevertheless, Gain has typically been set by the manufacturers at a lower setting (in accordance with MIL-SPECs) due to concerns that too much Gain could lead to increased and undesirable noise in the image, which is of course true with lower performance tubes.
L3 and Harris merged in 2019, and they now leverage their respective advances in Night Vision manufacturing processes and consistency and the SuperGain is the result of the efforts of the sixth largest defense company in the U.S., a top-10 defense company worldwide – with approximately $17 billion in revenue and 50,000 employees, including 20,000 engineers and scientists.
L3Harris has been able to increase average tube performance by over 50% in the last six years, with modern tubes having less noise overall, allowing L3Harris to increase the tube Gain, and therefore increasing the amount of useful information provided to the user without the same levels of increased noise.
Not only do SuperGain tubes provide improved light amplification and more information to the user, but effects can be felt on the users end as well - the overall brighter image allows the pupil to remain smaller, even in low light conditions where image intensifier tubes begin to dim, effectively improving the users natural vision as well, and allowing them to take full advantage of the information provided by the SuperGain tube, as well as reduce eye fatigue from long term use.
Meanwhile, neither image intensifier life, nor reliability are affected, with SuperGain tubes being every bit as durable and reliable as typical Unfilmed White Phosphor image intensifier tubes.
The PVS-14 is the standard-issue night vision optic serving US forces on the front lines of the Global War on Terror. Its phenomenal versatility makes it the premier choice for Law Enforcement Professionals as well. PVS-14s can be mounted on helmets for hands-free use, behind weapon optics, or simply as a handheld device. As a monocular, the PVS-14 provides Gen3 night vision aid to one of the operators eyes, leaving the other to retain its natural night-adapted vision. This is important when changing light conditions in the field cause the user to go back and forth between aided and un-aided vision. Military and Law Enforcement operators need the ability to instantly switch between night vision and white light as the situation develops.
This version of the TNV/PVS-14 is built with a new-production L3Harris Gen3 Un-Filmed White Phosphor SuperGain image intensifier tube. SuperGain is the latest image intensifier tube technology from L3Harris, and is one of the most significant evolutions in Generation 3 night vision systems and performance since the introduction of Unfilmed technology and available only at TNVC as a new premium option.
L3Harris is one of two factory manufacturers of Gen3 image intensifier tubes in the United States. They provide the majority of goggle systems used by U.S. Special Operations Forces.
The PVS-14 housing is not specifically rated to be mounted on weapons, there are better solutions for that. PVS-14s and other NVGs are designed to be worn on the head 99% of the time. While mounted to the head, The user can utilize the pvs-14 to look thru a red dot for "passive aiming" or use an IR laser pointer to aim.
Because TNV/PVS-14s are built to such a high standard, they require very little maintenance. TNVC assembles them according to the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine corps standards for both Maintenance and Repair of our PVS-14 monocular systems. These Preventative Maintenance Checks and Services are outlined in: ARMY TM 11-5855-306-10, MARINE CORPS 10271A-10/ 1A. These U.S. Military maintenance standards state that upkeep maintenance is not required unless something is visibly broken or the unit is malfunctioning. A copy of these standards is included with each system.
But, if you feel like sending in your TNVC/L3Harris unit to us for to check it over, you can do so once a year at no charge.
AIRIX ARMOR, TNVC & 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 companys liability, and the customers 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:
TNVC, Inc. shall not be responsible for any defects or damage that in the companys 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.
|Manufacturer||TNVC, INC.; L3Harris SuperGain Tube|
|Dimensions||4.5?(L) x 2.0?(W) x 2.25?(H)|
|Warranty||Lifetime System Warranty & 10 Year Warranty on image intensifiers|
|Intensifier Tube||L3Harris SuperGain 11769UWH-OID|
|Luminance Gain||100,000-120,000 fL/fc|
|Figure of Merit (FOM)||2376+ (Minimum)|
|Gain Control||Adjustable/ Variable|
|FOV||40 + 2|
|Ocular Lens||EFL 26mm|
|Diopter||+4 to -6|
|Focus||10? to Infinity|
|Finish||Corrosion Resistant- Matte Black, FDE, or Crye MulticamTM|
|Power||One (1) Standard AA Battery|
|Battery Life||Approx. 50 Hours at Room Temp.|
|Waterproof||60? for 2 Hours|
|Basic Kit||TNV/PVS-14, PVS-14 Adapter (J-Arm)- Color-Matched to Goggle, Rubber Eye Cup, Daylight Filter, Sacrificial Window, Demist Shield, Neck Cord, Soft Carry Case, Two (2x) AA Batteries, Lens Cleaning Tissue, Military Maintenance Standards, Warranty Registration|