It is powered by either the included CR123 battery pack or a PVS-31 cold weather battery pack.
With four 18mm MX-10160 unfilmed white phosphor autogated image intensifier tubes, the GPNVG-18 offers enhanced clarity, low light and high light performance, and increased depth perception.
Additionally, the individual monoculars can be detached for a low-profile handheld night vision device.
This article will examine the features and benefits of the GPNVG-18, as well as the improved situational awareness and efficiency it provides in combat operations.
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Overview of the GPNVG-18
The L3Harris GPNVG-18 is a lightweight panoramic night vision goggle system designed in conjunction with USSOCOM to provide operators with a wide field of view and high resolution image intensifier tubes, with a modular design for maintenance and supportability.
- 97-degree panoramic field of view
- Four-tube pano design
- A battery pack
- A fixed bridge housing with independently detachable optical pods
It is powered by either the included CR123 battery pack or PVS-31 battery pack. The goggles can be quickly set up by simply dropping the dovetail on a Wilcox G24 mount and connecting the battery cable to the battery pack port on the housing.
The GPNVG-18 utilizes Unfilmed White Phosphor autogated image intensifier tubes, available in both 1792 & 2376 min FOM. It supports individual monoculars for handheld applications and offers a low-profile battery power adapter.
The unit is available with ANVIS or BNVIS mount for use with multiple helmet and mount configurations. It is also waterproof up to one-meter for two hours and has a 1-year warranty.
Features and Benefits
Utilizing an independently detachable optical pod, the GPNVG-18 provides a wider field of view than a traditional monocular night vision device, granting increased situational awareness. The unit features a 97-degree panoramic field of view with a four tube pano design, a battery pack, and excellent tube resolution.
The unit can be run either off the included CR123 battery pack or a cold weather PVS-31 battery pack. With the GPNVG, the user can drop the dovetail onto a Wilcox G24 mount and plug the battery cable into the battery pack port on the GPNVG housing.
The GPNVG-18 utilizes L3Harris Unfilmed White Phosphor autogated image intensifier tubes, available in 1792 & 2376 min FOM.
Benefits of the GPNVG-18 include the ability to detach individual monoculars, use with ANVIS or BNVIS mount configurations, and a modular design for maintenance and supportability.
Improved Situational Awareness
Offering an expansive field of view, the L3Harris GPNVG-18 provides operators with improved situational awareness during periods of reduced light and night time operations. With its 97-degree panoramic field-of-view, the device offers an expanded view compared to a traditional monocular night vision device. This allows the user to better assess their surroundings in the dark and make better decisions.
Additionally, the unit’s battery pack allows for faster activation and deployment. The GPNVG-18 also features an independent detachable optical pod for handheld applications, and an optional cold-weather battery pack for better performance in cold temperatures.
All of these features combined make the GPNVG-18 an invaluable tool for those who require improved situational awareness in low light conditions.
Enhanced Night Vision
Equipped with unfilmed white phosphor autogated image intensifier tubes, the L3Harris GPNVG-18 provides enhanced night vision capabilities with its 97-degree panoramic field-of-view. The GPNVG-18 offers excellent clarity and low light performance, as well as increased depth perception.
Its features include: • Detachable optical pods to provide a low-profile handheld night vision goggle • ANVIS or BNVIS mount to fit multiple helmet and mount configurations • Modular design for maintenance and supportability • Optional cold-weather battery pack with selectable infrared beacon
Increased Efficiency in Combat Operations
The L3Harris GPNVG-18 provides a wide field-of-view and image intensifier tubes for improved efficiency in combat operations.
The unit features a 97-degree panoramic field of view, four-tube pano design, a battery pack, and incredible tube resolution. This allows operators to gain a better tactical advantage, as they are able to detect targets more quickly and accurately, even in low-light or night-time conditions.
Additionally, the GPNVG-18 is equipped with a modular design for maintenance and supportability, including a solder-free replaceable tube design and a fully maintainable bridge design. This makes it easy for the user to quickly and effectively replace worn or damaged parts in order to maintain the quality of the GPNVG-18.
Furthermore, with the ability to run off of the included CR123 battery pack or a cold-weather PVS-31 battery pack, the GPNVG-18 gives operators an easy and convenient way to deploy the goggles and get up and running quickly without having to waste time with cumbersome setup.
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The Ground Panoramic Night Vision Goggle (GPNVG) is a night vision device that is mounted on a helmet and offers a wide field of view. It uses advanced white phosphor tube technology to enhance target detection and recognition.
By displaying images in black and white, the GPNVG makes low-light and nighttime activities appear more natural. It also provides additional contrast detail in shapes and shadows, giving the user more visual information for assessment and identification. Unlike traditional night vision devices that use black and green imagery, the GPNVG’s white phosphor technology offers a range of intensity shades between black and white. This improves contrast and depth perception.
The GPNVG is designed for rugged ground applications and utilizes commercially available 18 mm MX-10160 I2 tubes. Based on the design of the Aviation PNVG (AN/AVS-10), it features a wide panoramic field of view of 97°, enhancing situational awareness in low-light and nighttime operations. The individual monoculars of the GPNVG can be detached from the system and powered using the provided power adapter, allowing for a compact handheld night vision device.
-SIZE: 9.1″ x 4.6″ x 4.1″
-WEIGHT: 28.2 oz
-BATTERY LIFE: ≥8 Hours At 77°F On (4) DL123, With Low-Profile Battery Pack
-POWER SOURCE: 4 DL123 or 4 AA
-DIOPTER: Snap-On Diopter Windows Ranging From +0.5 to -2.5
-FOV: 97° (±0.2°) horizontal by 40° (±0.2°) vertical
-OBJECTIVE FOCUS: 18 in. (45 cm ±3 cm) to infinity (Each objective offers independent focus)
- Manual gain control which allows the end user to adjust the brightness of the unit based on ambient lighting conditions
- Onboard IR illuminator
- Approximately 50 hours of battery life on a AA battery
- 10 year warranty and limited lifetime service
- Assembled in house with our accredited ISO 9001:2015 process and procedures
- Field of View: 40°
- Magnification: 1x
- Diopter Adjustment: -6 to +2 Diopters
- Eye Relief: 25mm
- Submersible: 66 feet
- Objective Lens: 27mm, f/1.2
- Focus Range: 9.8″ to infinity
- Power Source: 1 AA-Size Battery
- Operation Time: 50+ hours
- Weight: 355 g (12.5 oz)
Frequently Asked Questions
How is the GPNVG-18 different from other night vision devices?
The GPNVG-18 offers an increased field of view compared to traditional night vision devices, with its 97-degree panoramic field of view and four tube pano design. It features a modular design with independently detachable optical pods and solder-free replaceable tube design. It can be powered with either its included CR123 battery pack or a cold weather PVS-31 battery pack.
Are there any additional accessories available for the GPNVG-18?
Additional accessories available for the GPNVG-18 include a cold weather PVS-31 battery pack, an ANVIS or BNVIS mount for use with multiple helmet and mount configurations, a remote battery pack, a connection cable, a hard storage box, a padded transport case, and a lens cleaning kit.
Can the GPNVG-18 be used in extreme weather conditions?
Yes, the GPNVG-18 can be used in extreme weather conditions. It features a cold weather PVS-31 battery pack, allowing for improved performance in cold temperatures. It also has a corrosion-resistant finish for increased durability.
What is the battery life of the GPNVG-18?
The GPNVG-18 requires four 3V CR123A batteries and offers up to approximately 30 hours of battery life.
How user-friendly is the GPNVG-18?
The GPNVG-18 is designed to be a user-friendly, lightweight, and rugged night vision device. Its modular design, battery pack support, and quick setup make it an ideal choice for operators. The GPNVG-18 also features snap-on diopters and adjustable focus for added convenience.
The GPNVG-18 is a powerful night vision tool for operators. It provides an ultra-lightweight, rugged goggle with a 97-degree field of view. It also has four 18mm MX-10160 autogated image intensifier tubes. Additionally, there is an option to detach monoculars for a low-profile handheld device.
These features provide operators with improved situational awareness, enhanced night vision, and increased efficiency in combat operations. All of these benefits greatly contribute to success in operations in low light and nighttime environments. Therefore, the GPNVG-18 is a valuable asset for any operator.