UANVB Katana LEMO Lightweight Night Vision Goggle

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

Handpicked Option – This is our most popular way of ordering night vision. We maintain a massive inventory of 500+ image intensifier tubes not listed on the website. We will contact you (typically within 24-48 hours of placing your order) with pictures and specs of tubes we select to ask for your approval. If you have preferences on certain specs (ie: SNR, EBI etc…) please include those in your order notes and we will do our best to meet your goal. After customer tube approval the night vision unit will be ready to ship within 1 to 3 business days.

L3Harris 20UA tubes will have a typical FOM of 2200-2600 with an EBI of 0.5 to 2.0 and 20UA Supergain will have a typical FOM of 1800-2200 with an EBI of 0.2 to 0.5.

SuperGain Filmless White Phosphor image intensifier tubes increase the Luminance Gain (Gain) specification for image intensifier tubes from the standard 40,000-80,000 fL/fc to between 100,000-120,000 fL/fc.  This greatly increases the image intensifier’s ability to amplify and collect light, resulting in a noticeably brighter image with increased low light performance and extending operational envelope and ability to see into dark areas.


L3 20UA White Filmless

  • Mil Spec Optics
    • Unit 7044 (Tan/FDE LEMO Housing) – 20UA – 64/64 Resolution, 30.2/30.8 SNR, 1933/1971 FOM, 0.5/0.6 EBI, 0.9/0.9 Halo, 62519/63102 gain, No spots on data sheet 

L3 20UA SUPERGAIN White Filmless

  • Mil Spec Optics
    • Unit 7033 (Tan/FDE LEMO Housing) – 20UAH – 64/64 Resolution, 30.9/31.7 SNR, 1978/2029 FOM, 0.5/0.4 EBI, 0.8/0.7 Halo, 109758/102426 gain, No spots on data sheet
    • Unit 7041 (Tan/FDE LEMO Housing) – 64/64 Resolution, 33.1/34.2 SNR, 2118/2189 FOM, 0.6/1.0 EBI, 0.7/0.8 Halo, 100697/101512 gain, No spots on data sheet
    • Unit 7052 (Tan/FDE LEMO Housing) – 20UAH – 64/64 Resolution, 35.0/35.0 SNR, 2240/2240 FOM, 0.9/0.6 EBI, 0.8/0.8 Halo, 112056/117217 gain, No spots on data sheet

Elbit White Phosphor


Photonis White Phosphor

  • Mil Spec Optics
  • Rochester Precision Optics (RPO) 3,0 Ultralight Optics


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 night vision 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 housing 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. Standard Mil Spec Optics
    2. Rochester Precision Optics (RPO) 3.0 Ultralight Mil Spec.  These high performance optics weigh ~1/3 less than Standard Optics.  These cost significantly more than Standard Optics, 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 20UA White Phosphor, L3 Filmless 20UA Supergain White Phosphor, Photonis White Phosphor, Elbit PH 2000-2376 FOM White Phosphor, Elbit XLSH White Phosphor

Unit Number

Handpicked, Unit 7033, Unit 7041, Unit 7044, Unit 7052

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Helmet Type

Team Wendy LTP 3.0 Bump, Team Wendy Carbon 3.0 Bump, Team Wendy EPIC Ballistic, Team Wendy EXFIL 3.0 Ballistic, Team Wendy EXFIL 3.0 Ballistic SL Lightweight


Coyote Brown, Black, Ranger Green, Multicam


Size 1 S/M, Size 2 L/XL, Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large

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Battery Packs

Nocturn Industries Batpack – Black, Nocturn Industries Batpack – FDE, Nocturn Industries Batpack – OD Green, AB Night Vision Dual Fuel Battery Pack – Black, AB Night Vision Dual Fuel Battery Pack – FDE

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Optic Selection

RPO Ultralight 3.0, Photonis Defense Boomslang 50-Degree FOV

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3EIR DesignateIRV, 3EIR DIR-ONE V, 3EIR ONE, Wilcox CivilIan RAID XE Red Laser – Wilcox Connector, Wilcox CivilIan RAID XE Red Laser – Legacy Crane Connector, Steiner DBAL A3


Black, FDE, Ranger Green

1 review for UANVB Katana LEMO 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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