L3 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. L3 tubes are designed to be weapons-rated. These tubes are weapons rated for heavy calibers. However, the PVS-14 housing is not. PVS-14’s and other NVG’s are designed to be worn on the head 99% of the time. Their lightweight polymer housings are not designed to stand up to heavy caliber weapon shock.
|PR (Photocathode Response)||2000|
|Gain 2×10^-6 fc||40,000||80,000|
|Halo (mm)||1.0 mm|
|Halo Uniformity||.2 mm|
|Resolution (lp.)||64 min|
|Dark Spot criteria|
|Spot size (inch)||Zone 1||Zone 2||Zone 3|
|>.009 – .012||0||0||0|
|>.006 – .009||0||0||1|
|.003 – .006||0||0||2|
Exportation of Night Vision Devices includes travel. This means you cannot take a night vision device with you if you leave the country. Just so we are clear, this means it cannot be taken out of the country by plane (checked or carry-on luggage), train, boat, or automobile. Doing so is in direct violation of ITAR and, again, you will go to a Federal Penitentiary. This includes all civilian and law enforcement personnel (in short, flashing a badge will only make you less popular at the Federal Penitentiary).
On the same note, it is a violation of ITAR to allow any non-U.S. citizen to look through U.S. Gen 3 night vision equipment (even on US Soil). They are also not allowed to have access to any operator’s manuals or documentation, whatsoever, pertaining to US Gen 3 Night Vision Devices. This is a little-known fact about ITAR and Night Vision Devices, but it is true. We have confirmed this with the US State Department and major Night Vision Manufacturers. At Ready Made Resources, we take great care to ensure our clients are properly informed on laws and regulations pertaining to night vision.
WE WILL NOT SELL NIGHT VISION TO ANY NON U.S. CITIZEN, SO IN PURCHASING NIGHT VISION AND THERMAL UNITS FROM READY MADE RESOURCES, YOU ARE ATTESTING TO THE FACT THAT YOU ARE A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES