After a year and a half of work, Night Optics has unveiled new products in thermal riflescope, flip-up sights, IR illuminators and image intensifier tubes that are marketed as more-affordable options in night vision and thermal. Each product is available to see at 2018 SHOT Show, but Grand View Outdoors got an exclusive early peek.
SVTS Thermal Riflescope
Night Optics SVTS is available in three models and offers continuous calibration, which allows users to quickly identify targets without having the screen freeze at critical moments.
The entry-level SVTS-80 features Fusion technology that provides enhanced night vision for identification with the added value of a thermal overlay for quick detection of targets at various ranges.
The SVTS-320 and 640 models offer the same features, but Night Optics has added Heat Tracker. This design features the next heat signature with an arrow pointing to the target outside of the visible screen. A quick select menu, waterproof construction and multiple reticle choices ensure fast target acquisition and accuracy in all weather conditions.
“The SVTS line offers category leading technology at unprecedented prices,” Night Optics product manager Ben Bainter said in a press release. “Hunters and shooters can now access thermal riflescope technology at an MSRP of only $1,199 with our SVTS-80 Fusion model.”
The SVTS-80 Fusion has Core Resolution of 80×60 along with a 54-degree field of view night-vision camera. The mid-range SVTS-320 has a Core Resolution of 320×240 and a display resolution of 640×480. The Long Range SVTS-640 has a core resolution of 640×480
All models include other features, including recoil-activated recording that automatically saves 10 seconds before and 10 seconds after a shot is fired along with Snap Back shot-sensing technology that allows the scope to automatically zoom out to reacquire targets quicker than ever before.
MSRP for the fusion and mid-range riflescope is $1,999. The long-range is $3,499.
Brilliance Image Intensifier Tubes
The new Brilliance is powered Night Vision line. Night Optics work with the top image intensifier tube manufacturers in the world to improve specifications for the line. With crisp resolution/clarity and Mil-Spec life expectancy, the Night Optics Brilliance image intensifier tube is the perfect combination of combat proven technology and consumer demanded performance at a significant cost advantage. MSRP ranges from $2,590 to $5,190.
Night Chase Flip-Up Sight
The Night Chase NC50 is marketed as the world’s smallest multi-function IR device. This device enables all levels of tactical, hunting and self-defense users a day/night solution for close to midrange target engagement. Pinpoint accuracy is made possible beyond 500 yards with a laser measuring less than 1 mrad at 100 yards. The built-in IR illuminator allows for quick, close to mid-range target identification when paired with a night vision device. MSRP is $539.99.
FIR-I IR Illuminator
The FIR-i, Focusable IR Illuminator is a 600 mW illuminator boasts over 1 hour runtime from a single CR123a battery. The FIR-i is the perfect illuminator for any night op with the included Picatinny rail mount, flood to spot focus, and up to 1,000-yard capability. MSRP is $299.99.
For more information on all Night Optics products, visit www.nightoptics.com.