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UANVB Katana Lightweight Night Vision Goggle

From: $6,099.99

All Katanas are the latest generation with aluminum hardware, ultralight aluminum dovetail and a Nocorium wrap (please select preferred wrap color in order notes: Multicam, Multicam Black, Multicam Arid, Ranger Green).  All units are Black with LEMO ports (unless otherwise noted), but we can swap to a FDE or OD Green Housing for an additional $300.  All tubes are autogated.

Custom Night Visions offers the Katana with the following tube options:

  • L3Harris 20UA Filmless White Phosphor – Aviation Spec
  • Elbit White Phosphor
  • Photonis White Phosphor


Ultra High Spec L3 20UA White Filmless

  • Handpicked available – we will pick an excellent tube from our large selection and send you tube pictures and specs for approval.  If there are any specific specs you are looking for just add it the order notes at checkout.
  • Carson Mil Spec Optics
    • Unit 2070 (Black LEMO Housing) – 20UA – 72/72 Res, 33/33 SNR, 2376/2390 FOM, 0.5/0.8 EBI, 0.7/0.7 Halo, 65253/63704 Gain. 
    • Unit 2069 (Tan LEMO Housing) – 20UA – 72/72 Res, 37.5/38.2 SNR, 2700/2750 FOM, 1.5/1.2 EBI, 0.7/0.7 Halo, 63446/64276 Gain. One Spot Zone 3.
    • Unit 2096 (Green LEMO Housing) – 20UA – 72/72 Res, 35.1/35.1 SNR, 2527/2527 FOM, 0.8/0.5 EBI, 0.7/0.8 Halo, 64038/62143 Gain. No spots on data sheet
    • Unit 2105 (Green LEMO Housing) – 20UA – 72/72 Res, 36.5/36.3 SNR, 2628/2614 FOM, 0.8/1.1 EBI, 0.7/0.7 Halo, 63729/61397 Gain. No spots on data sheet
    • Unit 2111 (Green LEMO Housing) – 20UA – 72/72 Res, 35.3/35.0 SNR, 2542/2520 FOM, 1.5/0.8 EBI, 0.7/0.7 Halo, 61247/61615 Gain. No spots on data sheet
    • Unit 5122 (Tan LEMO Housing) – 20UA – 72/72 Res, 36.9/36.9 SNR, 2657/2657 FOM, 0.7/0.7 EBI, 0.7/0.7 Halo, 64182/63814 Gain. Two Spots Zone 3. 

Elbit White Phosphor

  • Handpicked available – we will pick an excellent tube from our large selection and send you tube pictures and specs for approval.  If there are any specific specs you are looking for just add it the order notes at checkout.
  • Carson Industries Mil Spec Optics
    • Unit 4017 (Black LEMO Housing) – XLSH – 72/72 Res, 23/23 SNR, 1649/1656 FOM, 0.49/0.59 EBI, 0.95/0.94 Halo, 67952/68406 Gain.

Photonis White Phosphor

  • Carson Industries Mil Spec Optics
    • Unit 2061 – (Black LEMO Housing) – 64/64 Resolution, 23.87/24.28 SNR, 1527/1553 FOM, 0.08/0.12 EBI, 11026/10460 gain  
    • Unit 2112 – (Black LEMO Housing) – 76/76 Resolution, 28.88/28.99 SNR, 2194/2203 FOM, 0.13/0.16 EBI, 10456/10299 gain  
    • Unit 2115 – (Black LEMO Housing) – 67/67 Resolution, 19.92/19.97 SNR, 1335/1338 FOM, 0.09/0.05 EBI, 9582/10443 gain  One Spot Zone 2 
    • Unit 4068 – (Black LEMO Housing) – 66/67 Resolution, 19.87/19.73 SNR, 1311/1322 FOM, 0.10/0.01 EBI, 9608/9759 gain  Three Spots Zone 2 
  • Rochester Precision Optics (RPO) 3,0 Ultralight Optics
    • Unit K2094 – (Black LEMO Housing) – 67/67 Res, 32.22/31.43 SNR, 2159/2106 FOM, 0.09/0.09 EBI, 0.92/0.86 Halo, 8715/8851 Gain. 
    • Unit K2041 – (Black LEMO Housing) – 67/67 Res, 30.77/30.62 SNR, 2062/2052 FOM, 0.07/0.05 EBI, 0.89/0.83 Halo, 8902/9092 Gain. 

The Ultralight Articulating Night Vision Binocular (UANVB) Katana by Nocturn Industries is a high strength and lightweight articulating binocular housing that has quickly become a popular option in the commercial and law enforcement markets. The Katana is the lightest binocular on the market to date at a functional weight of 17.76 oz. fully assembled (with battery installed).  It comes with a industry leading LIFETIME WARRANTY on the housing and is made in the USA.  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.

As always with Custom Night Vision, we ONLY SELL IN-STOCK NIGHT VISION.  NO LEAD TIMES. Because we do not pre-sell night vision, we grade each individual goggle to assign a fair price to each set based on the performance specs and spots in the image tube.  By providing our customers with full transparency of tube performance specs and image, they can choose exactly what they want so there is no disappointment on a large purchase.

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 has been drop tested to the NATO 1.5 meter drop test standard. All Katanas are designed and hand built in New Hampshire, USA.

  • Material: Polymer
  • Color: Upgraded Cerakote included on all Custom Night Vision Katana units
  • Weight:
    • (Battery + Standard Pvs-14 lenses and Image intensifiers): 17.76oz/1.11lbs/503.5g
    • (No Battery + RPO Pvs-14 lenses and Image intensifiers): 15.12oz/0.94lbs/428.6g
  • Power: CR123a on board
  • Remote Power: Optional (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)
  • Mount style: Dovetail
  • Warranty: Lifetime repair of all housing components no questions asked. (Does not cover damages to intensifier tubes or lense assemblies)
    1. Carson Industries Mil Spec
    2. Rochester Precision Optics (RPO) 3.0 Ultralight Mil Spec.  These high performance optics weigh ~1/3 less than Carson Industries.  These cost significantly more than Carson, but because Custom Night Vision purchased such large quantity, we are able to offer this upgrade at a very reasonable price.


Additional information

Intensifier Tubes

Elbit M22 White Phosphor, L3 Filmless White Phosphor, Photonis Echo White Phosphor, Elbit XLSH Green, Elbit White


Standard Mil-Spec, RPO Ultralight Mil-Spec

Unit Number (Handpicked or Select Specific Number)

0246, 0232, 0250, 0125, 0105, 0102, 0115, 0133, 0109, 0145, 0155, 0156, 0172, 0192, 0201, 0203, 0218, 314, 341, 344, 339, 305, 330, 426, 318, 306, 302, 317, 309, 333, 307, 304, 336, 332, 311, 308, 315, 376, 391, 464, 416, 404, 478, 402, 373, 425, 444, 467, 459, 366, 397, 417, 352, 387, 394, 427, 429, Handpicked, Unit Ready to Ship (Kosher will provide details to customer), M020,  M028,  M045, M040, M030, M051, 0474,  M057,  M006,  M017, M005, M026, M014, M024, M048, 0433, M001, M002, M042, M023, Unit 0559, Unit 0538, Unit 0533, Unit 0550, Unit 0532, Unit 0557, Unit 0522, Unit 0566, Unit 0448, Unit 0542, Unit 0524, Unit 0558, Unit 0551, Unit 0519, Unit 0518, Unit 0548, Unit 0570, Unit 0345, Unit 0516, Unit 0506

Intensifier Tubes

L3 Filmless White Phosphor, Photonis White Phosphor, Elbit XLSH Green Phosphor, Elbit PH 2376+ FOM White Phosphor, Elbit XLSH White Phosphor


Standard Mil-Spec, RPO 3.0 Ultralight Mil-Spec

Unit Number

Handpicked, Unit K2094, Unit K2041, Unit 2069, Unit 2061, Unit 2070, Unit 2096, Unit 2105, Unit 2111, Unit 2112, Unit 2115, Unit 4017, Unit 4068, Unit 5122


Coyote Brown, Black


Size 1 S/M, Size 2 L/XL

Battery Packs

AB Night Vision Dual Fuel Battery Pack ($350)

1 review for UANVB Katana Lightweight Night Vision Goggle

  1. Darren

    This is my first set of night vision, so I don’t have anything to compare. But I called with a lot of new consumer questions and Custom night vision staff took the time to explain the tubes in detail. I am really pleased with my purchase. Great company to deal with.

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