UANVB "Katana" dual tube NV binos White Phosphor

2/17/23 Units in stock, ready for quick shipping!

$1000. off sale price AND get a 2200 FOM tube upgrade for just $100. more ($800. value)


The Ultralight Articulating Night Vision Binocular "Katana" with YH HIGH GRADE White Phosphor 3rd Generation tubes

This is the lightest binocular on the market to date at a functional weight of 17.5 oz. fully assembled with battery installed and standard glass, or 14.8oz with the lightweight lens option. The articulating design allows users to use one eye or both eyes enabling the simultaneous use of a thermal optic or other non-passive aiming systems. This also enables users to operate vehicles without limiting head space by eliminating the need to stow the unit upright or to tuck the pods against the helmet when stowed.

It is simple with a minimalist design. An onboard battery with no remote power keeps things simple and wires off the helmet. Push button on/off in the cap to reduce weight and reduce the footprint of the bridge. Individual pod power on/off when articulated to the side for single or dual eye use and to eliminate backsplash when stowed or rotated out.

An original new “Friction Lock Interpupillary Adjustment” feature allows users to quickly and easily set IP stop distance with a simple rotate into place and forget design. No tools or knobs.



This unit is light weight without compromising strength. It is rugged and exceeds MIL-STD-810G plus has been drop tested to the NATO 1.5 meter firearms drop test standard. All our products are designed and hand built in New Hampshire, USA.

Material: Polymer/Aluminum

Tube type: 18mm MX-10160 style

Color: Matte Black (Cerakote), Matte Coyote (Cerakote), Matte OD (Cerakote) Use the options menu to add a color and put a "1" in the text field. May be longer lead time for OD or Coyote colored housings- email or call to check stock.



(Battery + Standard Pvs-14 lenses and Image intensifiers): 17.5oz/1.09lbs/496.2g

(No Battery + RPO Pvs-14 lenses and Image intensifiers): 14.8oz/0.93lbs/419.6g

On board power: CR123a

Out board Power: Optional LEMO port. Use the options menu to add Lemo port and put a "1" in the text field

*DISCLAIMER: Do not use onboard power and remote power simultaneously. Main power controlled by battery pack when remote power is utilized.

IR Illuminator: No

Pod power off when rotated to side: Yes (Individually)

Ingress rating: IP68+

Mount style: Dovetail

Warranty: Lifetime repair or replacement of all housing components no questions asked. 5 year warranty on tubes. 


 Received from a recent Katana customer-

Below is a review for the Katanas:
As an NVG Instructor, I appreciate good tubes.

These are off the charts, in all aspects. Weight. Balance. Clarity. Brightness. Auto Gain. These are the lightest dual tubes I have worn.

Having had these tubes for a month, and 40-50 hours on them already, I have not had a single issue. These. Just. Work.

While Phosphorus - I have always used green tubes. These WP tubes are next level fantastic.

Battery Life - I am surprised at how long a single 123 battery will last, in these. I know I got 30 hours of run time, out of one batt, and know it would have gone longer, if I hadn't broken two rules: 1. Always pull your battery after you are done using, for the night. 2. Always check your tubes to see if they are on, and you missed Rule 1, before you put them back in the box.(Instructor Note: always put your investment back in the box, when you aren't wearing them, and always, always protect your glass!)

I am new to the concept of lifting your tubes away, individually, instead of folding the package up. This is a life changer. Lots of clever little reasons why you will want this in your world. After ten hrs, it becomes as natural as walking. You can fold them up, still, but you won't need to...

Handy tips:

Set the mount as far from your face as possible - you get better peripheral that way.

If you are new to dual tubes, purchase, or make, a small counterweight pouch for the back of your helmet. Yes, i said that these tubes were amazingly light, but everything needs balance. As you strengthen your neck, the counter balance will help - also a good spot to store an extra 123 batt, or two...

Function tip - when using the Lo-Sto mount, you need to unscrew a small block, at the lower, aft area of the mount. Five small screws, with tension springs, and a set pin come out (keep them, and the block, in a baggie) this block is for a different mount, but needs to come off, for use with the dovetail of the Katanas (zero issue - can't hurt it).

Use the bungee cords on your helmet! There are two tiny rings on the aft portion of the assembly block, on the goggles. Hook the bungees to these rings. Bungees are cheap, the locking mechanism works good, but goggles are expensive...

Good hunting...

Joe B.


The Katanas offer the best value in an Articulating American Made housing that is available without a long lead time!-JRH

Shipped with Elbit Systems third generation YH HIGH GRADE WHITE PHOSPHOR TUBES with a 1900 FOM minimum tube spec! Use the drop down options menu to upgrade to 2200 FOM minimum tube specs or call to hand select. Put a "1" in the text field to select 2200 FOM minimum tubes or call to order. $75. ship and insurance


Available also with RPO LIGHTWEIGHT OPTICS! Save weight with these new RPO lenses that are optimized for White Phosphor tubes. Note- RPO lenses may seem easier to turn than standard PVS14 lenses, we have confirmed with RP Optics that this is normal.  Use the drop down menu to upgrade to RPO lightweight optics (objective and eye piece lenses). Put a "1" in the text field to select RPO lens upgrade or call to order.

  NOTE FOR 2023 PURCHASE PLANNING We have been informed by both US tube manufacturers of price increases on night vision tubes that will take effect in the new year (2023). Like EVERY OTHER INDUSTRY the Night Vision tube industry has seen some cost increases and they are passing that along. Since a tube is 90% of the cost of a completed NV device, you can EXPECT higher costs for night vision devices later in 2023


These units ship with a Free custom hard case. To add a padded Multicam Soft case for the field, use the options menu and put a "1" in the text field next to MC Soft case

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