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When we began designing our housing, we ensured no feature was overlooked. The Nighthawk has every feature you could ask for in a robust, relatively lightweight package. The 7075 aluminum construction gives you peace of mind when operating in harsh conditions that may subject the unit to drops, bumps, and other issues. With articulation, manual gain control, onboard IR illuminator, auxiliary power port, IPD stops, and independent pod shutoff, the Nighthawk is a no-compromise solution.



Following in the footsteps of the successful legacy DTNVS, the DTNVS-MG retains all of the features from its predecessor that users love while adding manual gain control. The skeletonized polymer construction offers a durable, lightweight package. With articulation and independent pod shutoff as standard features, the unit can also be equipped with IPD stops via an OEM bolt-on kit. If running a battery pack is necessary, an aftermarket solution offers just that capability.



AB’s flagship model, the RNVG, is a 7075 aluminum fixed bridge binocular system that set the industry standard for ruggedness. It’s simple yet bombproof for users whose most significant concern is durability in the field. The housing features an onboard IR illuminator and an auxiliary power port. This housing is very popular with those that have extensive experience with the ANVIS series of binoculars as it closely resembles the AVS-6/9 with the added benefit of the modern dovetail mounting interface and ruggedness.



If a 40° field of view doesn’t cut it, the RPNVG is what you seek. This panning housing is a follow-on to the successful RNVG, adding the ability to adjust from 40° to 65° and anywhere between. This is accomplished without giving up features such as the onboard IR illuminator and auxiliary power port that were initially seen in the RNVG as well. The wide field of view is handy while driving, hiking, or during CQB. With the optional power pod adapters, each pod of the RPNVG can even be removed and used as standalone monoculars, a real force multiplier.



The latest binocular housing from AB, the RNVG-A, was the first solution for those who desired an articulating housing without sacrificing extreme durability, a common compromise in the past. The RNVG-A is machined from 7075 aluminum and includes independent pod shutoff, an onboard IR illuminator, and an auxiliary power port.



The Katana was Nocturn Industries’ first offering to the night vision market. Like their Tanto monocular, the Katana is a minimalist approach to housing design. It features a polymer construction, articulation, IPD stops, and independent pod shutoff. If you need to utilize a remote battery pack, Nocturn offers a variant with a LEMO port. If you’re looking for a simple, minimalistic, and lightweight binocular housing, look no further. To make it even better, Nocturn stands behind their housing, offering a LIFETIME no-questions-asked warranty.



One of Nocturn Industries’ latest housings, the Manticore-R (Ruggedized), is a true jack of all trades. When designing this housing, the engineers at Nocturn left no stone unturned, giving this binocular a full suite of features, including 7075 aluminum construction, articulation, manual gain control, IPD stops, individual pod shutoff, onboard IR illuminator, and auxiliary power port. If you somehow manage to break this tank of a housing, worry not, as Nocturn offers a LIFETIME no-questions-asked warranty.



One L3Harris Unfilmed White Phosphor Night Vision Binocular of your choosing; four lens caps; Steele Industries hard case; warranty card; quality control report; spec sheet.


At Steele, we use the “big three” tube manufacturers; Photonis, Elbit, and L3Harris. Each tube model has its own unique performance characteristics and pricing, which means we have a tube to meet various performance needs and budgets. 

L3Harris unfilmed image tubes are for those that simply need the best. The unfilmed construction leads to higher specs on average, which then in turn leads to the best low light performance. Whether you’re operating under thick tree cover, on a moonless/overcast night, or just enjoy the finer things in life, selecting L3Harris image tubes will ensure you have the ultimate extreme low light performance.

Selecting an image tube brand isn’t the only decision to be made. Within each brand, specs and cosmetics will still vary tube to tube. Of course, if you want us to utilize our expertise and select on your behalf, we are happy to do so. However, most buyers want to hand select their own image tubes, which is why we list tube photos and specs for all of our in stock inventory. If you’re ordering on a lead time you can always put “hand select” in the order notes section as well to pick your tubes when they arrive to us from the manufacturer. It’s easy to go down the rabbit hole so to speak with specs, but to make it stress-free we will cover the specs we list, what they mean, and which specs we pay the most attention to.

For our in stock inventory, we list the center resolution (LP), SNR, EBI, Halo, and FOM.

Center resolution is much like resolution on a screen, the higher the better. However, for a headborne system, a resolution over 64 is indistinguishable to the naked eye. Therefore, just look for a resolution of 64+.

SNR, or Signal to Noise Ratio, is essentially low light resolution. It is the single most important spec, in our opinion, for determining low light performance. For Photonis and Elbit tubes, seek out an SNR of 27+ (they usually cap out around 33-34). L3Harris tubes tend to have higher SNR values across the board. If deciding on an L3Harris image tube, look for an SNR of 33+.

EBI, or Equivalent Background Illumination, is essentially the lowest light level that a tube can produce a usable image. Sounds important right? It is, but the importance is usually grossly overstated. The truth is, anything UNDER 2.5 will be just fine for 99% of users. The only exception is for those that will strictly be utilizing their device for astronomy. If that is the case, look for an EBI under 1.5.

Halo is the ring or bloom around a light source when viewed through an image tube. The lower the halo value, the smaller the bloom. Keep this value under 1. Note that Photonis doesn’t always provide halo values, but rest assured they routinely exhibit low halos from our experience.

FOM, or Figure of Merit, is obtained by multiplying center resolution by the SNR. We recommend ignoring this value when selecting a tube. Instead, examine its components separately as it doesn’t always accurately depict a tube’s performance.

To keep it short and sweet, pick the highest SNR tube available that is fairly clean, has a resolution of 64+, an EBI under 2.5, and a halo under 1. If you stick to this outline, you’ll end up with an image tube that is more than capable of performing in any situation you may find yourself in.


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