UNAVB-R “Katana Ruggedized” Dual Tube Night Vision Binos White Phosphor Autogated


New Ruggedized Katana articulating NV binos with 3rd Gen YH high grade white phosphor tubes

In stock 5/13/24!!!

912.375.1480 or 912.379.9441

The NEW “Ruggedized”  Ultralight Articulating Night Vision Binocular “Katana RUGGEDIZED” with YH HIGH GRADE White Phosphor 3rd Generation tubes. Ships with 1900 FOM minimum tubes, use the drop down menu to change to 2200 FOM minimum tubes for more performance. Feel free to call to order or with any questions.





The Ultralight Articulating Night Vision Binocular – Katana Ruggedized (UANVB-R) “Katana Ruggadized” is a articulating binocular housing made of high strength aerospace grade 7075-T6 aluminum. Using advanced multi-axis CNC machining an ultra lightweight and robust design is achieved, including an optimal single piece pod geometry. This binocular includes features such as individual pod stow shutoff, IPD stops, user adjustable pod tension, and low battery indicator. The device is powered on-board by a single CR123A for a continuous runtime of ~25 hours, and equipped with a LEMO port for external power pack use to achieve extensive run time



CNC machined 7075-T6 & 6061-T6 aerospace grade aluminum, aerospace Grade 4 Titanium.



Mil-standard Type III class II hard anodize, H-Series Cerakote


Tube Type

18mm MX-10160 This listing features the 3rd Gen White Phosphor Elbit systems YH high grade tubes, see other listing for filmless options.


IR Illuminator



Individual Pod on/off

Yes, individually.


Housing Weight

4.93oz / 0.30 lbs / 140g


Device Weight Standard

18.73oz / 1.17lbs / 530.98g


Device Weight Lightweight

w/o battery

15.48oz / 0.96lbs / 439.0g


On-Board Power

CR123A onboard with a runtime of ~25hours


Out-Board Power

Yes, LEMO port


Low Battery Indicator



Manual Gain Control



Ingress rating

Exceeds IP-68, and MIL-STD-810H


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

Note- RPO lenses may seem easier to turn than standard PVS14 lenses, we have confirmed with RP Optics that this is normal.

 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. Use the options menu to select 2200 FOM minimum tubes or call to order. $85 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 options menu to upgrade to RPO lightweight optics (objective and eye piece lenses) or call to order.

These units ship with a FREE custom hard case.


Interested in a wrap for your Katana? CLICK HERE


What customers have to say about these units:

Katana binos
Awesome, flawless tubes. Happy with the articulation and auto shut off features. Delivered super quick. Glad I finally bit the bullet and ordered these.

1900 FOM, 2200 FOM



3 reviews for UNAVB-R “Katana Ruggedized” Dual Tube Night Vision Binos White Phosphor Autogated

5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 3 reviews)
Very good0%


12 May 2024

This is my second device from JRH and Robert has delivered both times.

Robert was great to deal with. He took time to help me hand select tubes, discuss glass options and housings, and helped me select the components to build the perfect dual tube rig for my needs.

The device itself is great. The Katana housing is very lightweight but robust. IPD stops are convenient and straightforward to operate.

Very happy working with JRH again, they’re the best in the business. CS is second to none. Buy with confidence.

30 October 2023

The customer service was outstanding, and the night vision is outstanding. Everything was as described, and worked flawlessly. I would purchase more products. Extremely happy.

20 October 2023

Fantastic NODS.!

I run them 20h a week. Zero issues. Have had mine a almost a year.

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