The MOD-3 Modular Night Vision System is a revolutionary new night vision system designed to solve the numerous problems encountered when PVS-14s are bridged. Until now you could either have a binocular or monocular. Bridge adapting two monoculars to form a binocular has been done for years, but ends up being too heavy, and most wish to avoid the cost of purchasing a binocular and two monoculars.
The MOD-3 overcomes these problems by utilizing waterproof optical pods. Power is conducted to the intensifier tube and indicator LEDs by means of spring loaded, gold plated contacts. Even the springs are gold plated to prevent corrosion. The Optical Pods can be assembled in the MOD-3 Binocular Bridge to form a full function binocular. A latching mechanism firmly holds the Optical Pods in place and is easily manipulated with one finger. Installing or removing the Optical Pods is accomplished in just a couple seconds. The Binocular Bridge has the features you expect to find on a night vision Binocular. It has IP adjustment, a dovetail mount, IR LED, IR LED “on” indicator lights in the viewing plane, and low battery warning.
The same style gold plated contacts that conduct power to the Optical Pods are also utilized in the Bridge assembly. These conduct power from the Optical Pods to a circuit board and eliminates the need for wires in the joint which moves as you change IP adjustment. This prevents any problems with wires breaking and failing in this area. The IP adjustment is accomplished through use of IP screws, such as those features on AVS goggles. The screws have ball detent ‘bumps’ as they are rotated, preventing vibrations from accidentally changing your settings.
The MOD-3 Binocular can be collimated and weighs in at 618 grams. The other half of the MOD-3 system is the MOD-3 Monocular Adapter. This adapts an Optical Pod into a full function monocular. It has the same circuitry as the Binocular Bridge which means you have a flood IR LED, IR “on” indicator, and low battery indicator. It uses the 3V lithium battery as well. It accepts the IR Spot/Flood adapters like the PVS-7 goggles use. Like the Binocular Bridge, the Monocular Adapter releases the Optical pod with the press of one finger, allowing instant changeover from monocular to binocular. The monocular housing is waterproof and has a side mount like a PVS-14, allowing you to use it as you would any other monocular with head and weapon mounts. The monocular is 75 grams lighter than a PVS-14.
The MOD3B is available in BLACK or TAN. The components of the binocular are media blasted to give a non-reflective matte finish, then black anodized for durability. For the TAN option, Cerakote (a proven firearms finish) is applied over the anodizing to give a tough, attractive finish.
|POWER SOURCE:||ONE CR123 BATTERY|
|FOCUS RANGE:||9.8″ TO INFINITY|
|OPERATION TIME:||APPROX. 30 HRS|
|FIELD OF VIEW:||40°|
|INTER-PUPILLARY DISTANCE:||56 TO 72MM|
|DIOPTER ADJUSTMENT:||-6 TO +2|
|WEIGHT:||610G WITH BATTERY|
|DIMENSIONS:||4.4″ X 4.96″ X 3.2″|
|IR ILLUMINATOR:||BUILT IN FLOOD TYPE|
|WATER RESISTANCE:||SUBMERSIBLE TO 66FT|
|LOW BATTERY INDICATOR:||YES|
|OPTICS:||PVS OR AVS|
|WARRANTY:||5 YRS ON HOUSING, 2 YRS ON TUBES|