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P15 Night Vision Goggles
The P-15 Dual Tube Night Vision Goggle is an upgrade to the AN/PVS-15 night vision goggles. Fully qualified to meet or exceed the AN/PVS-15, the P-15 is suitable as an “or equal” replacement. However, the P-15 is superior in most all aspects to the older AN/PVS-15 night vision goggles.
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The P-15 night vision goggle is a dual eye, dual tube (ITT PINNACLE), night vision system that offers the user depth perception and situational awareness that is not available with standard AN/PVS-14 night vision monoculars or even AN/PVS-7 dual eye single tube night vision goggles. The P-15 also meets or exceeds specifications of the AN/PVS-15 night vision goggles, and is in fact, preferred by many agencies. The P-15 is designed around many standard issue mil-spec depot level parts in order to make sustainment and procurement as fast and simple as possible. The P-15 is waterproof and lightweight to facilitate long term use. The P-15 is unique because it features independent fully articulating night vision tubes so that you can rotate one or both tubes out of your line of sight. No other dual tube night vision goggle can be delivered this fast, performs this well, and has these features.
P15 Night Vision Goggles/Binoculars Design
|DUAL TUBE NIGHT VISION GOGGLE
Get true natural depth perception for increased situational awareness.
|STANDARD NIGHT VISION MOUNTS
Mates with standard night vision mounts like PASSGT, MICH, Dovetail and AN/PVS-15 for interface changes.
Made from battle proven, regularly stocked, pee-existing milspec night vision parts.
Uses AA batteries, which are the most widely used batteries in the world and are available at any drugstore or electronics retailer.
Either side of the P-15 can be fully articulated up and out of the line of sight, increasing usability.
|LONG RANGE LENS OPTIONS
Precision engineered clip on optics extend the range in the field for true night vision binocular performance. 3X and 5X options available.
|WATERPROOF COMBAT DESIGN
Endure the harshest environments with the same waterproof construction as military issue AN/PVS-7 night vision goggles.
Designed for ease of use in the most demanding conditions, like the dark of night or while wearing protective gear.
P-15 Night Vision Goggles / Binoculars
The future is here now, and it’s more affordable than you think. In today’s uncertain times of modern warfare, it is critical for the good guys to own the night. This requires the ability to see and navigate in total darkness with the same precision as during the daytime. Humans have a dual eye, stereoptic configuration that allows us to perceive the world around in 3-D. In the past, the US Military leaned heavily on what was then the pinnacle technology- the night vision monocular. Popular night vision monocular systems like the AN/PVS-14 offer a true night vision advantage, but sacrifice depth perception, creating a “better than nothing” scenario. While dual tube night vision systems have been around for many years, previous models were relegated to the upper crust of Military personnel, namely pilots. When piloting jet aircraft and helicopters, it is absolutely necessary to maintain natural stereoscopic vision and depth perception. Early models like ANVS -6 and ANVS -9 systems were rudimentary in their construction and not designed for rigorous environments. These dual tube flight systems almost always resided in a protected cockpit environment. If these goggles were ever submerged in water, well, those binoculars would be least of anyone’s worries. Dual Tube ground force systems have also been around for long time.
Early popular US Military dual tube NVG’s include the old AN/PVS-5 head mounted (really face mounted) goggle devices. These binoculars were a more rugged version of ANVS-6 flight goggles. Today, the recent AN/PVS-15 dual tube night vision goggle is still the standard for special forces dual tube fully battle-proof and waterproof night vision goggle systems. Unfortunately, the AN/PVS-15 night vision goggles have long been plagued with exorbitant purchase prices, outrageous procurement cycles that sometimes reach 9-12 months, and difficult sustainability due to long lead times for replacement parts. The P-15 is an innovative solution for ground forces that need a reliable, rugged, and waterproof dual tube, night vision goggle system. The P-15 has a reasonable acquisition cost, has been stocked on the shelf as a COTS item, and is sustainable at the military depot level with parts from existing military inventories. The P-15 is lighter than the PVS-15, just as durable, has the same waterproof spec, and is generally in stock for immediate delivery for about 35% the price of the AN/PVS-15. The P15 mounts to all standard night vision helmet mounts and features the latest in ITT PINNACLE night vision tube technology. The P-15 is just as comfortable to use head mounted as it is handheld, and with optional long range clip on optics, the P15 can perform as a dual tube night vision goggle or a long range night vision binocular set. The choice is clear, the P-15 is the dual tube night vision goggle that gives you everything- for less!
The P-15 is a versatile performer that can function as a stand alone or head mounted night vision goggle. Flip one side up to use it as a night vision monocular or add long range lenses to make the P-15 a high power night vision binocular system. Whatever your operational choice, the P-15 is a waterproof, battle proven, night vision imaging system on which you can rely.
The P-15 Night Vision Goggle / Binocular Kit
The P-15 Night Vision Goggle / Binocular Kit comes with all the items pictured here, which include:
- P-15 Night Vision Binocular System
- Goggle Assembly
- Head Mount Assembly
- Soft Carrying Case
- Operators Manual
- Lens Cleaning Pad
- 2 Standard AA batteries
- PASSGT PVS7/14 style mount interface
- Dovetail AN/PVS-15 style mount interface
- Spot/flood IR Illuminator attachment
- (2) sacrificial lens
- (2) demist shields
- (S) (M) (L) Brow pads
- Full Warranty
P15 Night Goggle features
Dual Tube Night Vision Goggles
Two eyes are better than one. Our natural human vision relies on stereo vision to give us cues to depth perception in the world around us. Without two eyes, our 3 dimensional world becomes a 2 dimensional nightmare. Most night vision systems are monocular or single eye systems that require you to close one eye to use them. Even the PVS-7 with its dual eyepieces funnels your vision through a single imaging tube giving you a more comfortable viewing experience but a dangerously false sense of depth perception. The P-15 is a true dual eye, dual tube night vision system that gives you maximum situational awareness at all times.
Standard Night Vision Mounts
P15 features were designed to be equal to, or better than, the old AN/PVS-15 night vision goggles that have been around for many years. The P-15 succeeded on all fronts. The mounting system of the P-15 uses a removable interface plate so that you can switch mounting configurations very easily. The P-15 comes standard with the most common PASSGT PVS style and Dovetail style (AN/PVS-15 type) mounting plates. These two plates mate with almost all night vision mounts, including: PASSGT, MICH, NOROTOS, DOVETAIL, AN/PVS-15, and more. Custom mounts are available for your special application. Maximize your investment by getting gear that fits what you already have!
A primary design goal of the new P-15 night vision goggle / binocular system was to address the historically appalling long lead times in obtaining parts for the AN/PVS-15 night vision goggles. Long lead times in procurement and repair of AN/PVS-15 goggle systems that sometimes took 9-12 months, prompted the need for a better solution. The P-15 was designed to be built from currently stocked, battle proven, milspec parts. The majority of these parts are already stocked in quantities at the depot level, so repair is fast and easy. Procurement times are greatly reduced as these critical parts are manufactured and stocked in significant quantities. P-15 performance has been improved and its weight was reduced making it the clear, “no compromise” choice in dual tube, night vision goggle technology.
P-15 night vision binocular/goggles operate on a single, commonly available, AA battery. This single battery design keeps weight to a minimum and makes field replacement of the batteries much simpler with less worry about polarity while inserting fresh batteries. The battery case design makes changing batteries easy, even while wearing gloves or in the dark of night, without compromising its watertight fit. AA batteries are the most readily available batteries around the world and can be found at local electronics stores, photo stores, and even drugstore chains. Standard batteries mean that you don’t have to pay for overpriced proprietary batteries, or even worse, be stuck in the field without the right batteries. Never be stuck without a charge when you need to lead the charge.
P-15 night vision goggles extend the capabilities of the AN/PVS-15 night vision goggles with a breakthrough, fully independent, articulating eyepiece design. That means that each eyepiece can rotate independently up and out of the way on the P-15 night vision binoculars. With other dual tube, night vision goggles like the AN/PVS-15, ANVS 9, and Night Phantom, the user either has to wear the goggles in front of both eyes or flip them up on the helmet for unaided viewing. With the P-15, you can simply rotate the each eyepiece out of the way as necessary. This offers tremendous versatility for the end user. If your mission profile calls for a dark-adapted eye, the P-15 can be used as a night vision monocular with one eyepiece up and one eyepiece down. Instead of flipping the night vision up on the helmet mount, which can be cumbersome and risk damaging the goggles, you can simply rotate both eyepieces up for a quick look with your unaided eyes. Of course, if you prefer, you can also flip the whole unit up on the helmet mount just like an AN/PVS-15. The P-15 extends your options with a better night vision solution.
Long Range Lens Options
The P-15 night vision goggle system comes with standard 1X lenses that are perfectly suited for navigational and situational awareness mission profiles. The precision-ground, optical grade, military lenses provide a clean clear image in the most demanding applications. However, some scenarios call for a greater stand off distance in order to safely gather intelligence. Long range surveillance and reconnaissance operations can be further enhanced with the P-15 and its dual tube, eyepiece design. Long range lens options are simple to mount and use clip-on type, Afocal lens designs. This advanced type of lens lets you clip the long range lens directly on top of the existing lens. This way, you do not have to remove the standard lens and expose the interior of the unit. Precision ground glass keeps the image sharp, while dual tubes let you maintain your depth perception, making it easier to judge distance to far away objects. The optional lenses are equipped in pairs and come in 3x and 5x configurations.
Waterproof Combat Ready Design
The P-15 is truly a waterproof, battle proven, night vision device that will NOT let you down. Capable of submersion to a salt water depth of 66′ (two atmospheres), the P-15 dual tube, night vision goggle greatly exceeds the parameters of most night vision devices on the market today. The P-15 night vision goggle binocular is waterproof, shock resistant, and ready to roll.
The P-15 is equipped with carefully designed tactile buttons that are intuitive and easy to use. The ultra sharp eyepiece display clearly communicates the binocular’s mode. IR warning indicator alerts you if you have the IR Illuminator turned on so that you do not accidentally give away your position. There is a button for every function of the P-15, which keeps you from getting lost in onscreen menus that can obscure your field of view. The P-15 is designed to get it done and get it done fast, in any condition!