The UANVB Katana Night Vision Goggle stands out as the lightest 18mm binocular available on the market. Notably, it weighs 14.55 oz in its lightest configuration, including lightweight optics, diopter assemblies, and hardware. Furthermore, when fully assembled with MIL-Standard optics, assemblies, and battery, it weighs 18.42 oz.

Moreover, it features an articulating design, allowing users to utilize one or both eyes simultaneously. This innovative feature enables the concurrent use of thermal optics or other non-passive aiming systems.

Regarding design, the UANVB Katana Night Vision Goggle adopts a minimalist approach. Specifically, it incorporates an efficient onboard battery system, eliminating the need for remote power sources and reducing helmet wires.

Additionally, the push-button on/off function in the cap significantly contributes to weight reduction and minimizes the bridge’s footprint. Furthermore, individual pod power can be turned on/off when articulated to the side, effectively enabling single or dual-eye use and eliminating backsplash during stowage or rotation.

Key Specifications:

  • Material: Polymer/Aluminum
  • Tube Type: 18mm MX-10160 style or MX11769 style with EGAC pigtail removed
  • Color Options: Matte Black (Cerakote), Matte Coyote (Cerakote), Matte OD (Cerakote)
  • Weight Range: 14.55 – 18.42 oz
  • Onboard Power Source: CR123a (1)
  • IR Illuminator: No
  • Pod Power Off When Rotated to Side: Yes (Individually)
  • Ingress Rating: IP68+
  • Mount Style: Dovetail

Available Models:

  • Elbit White Phosphor XLSH
  • Elbit White Phosphor PH
  • L3Harris Unfilmed White Phosphor 18UM
  • L3Harris Unfilmed White Phosphor 20UA
  • L3Harris Unfilmed White Phosphor 24UA
  • L3Harris Unfilmed White Phosphor SuperGain 20UAH

Additional information


Elbit White Phosphor XLSH, Elbit White Phosphor PH, L3Harris Unfilmed White Phosphor 18UM, L3Harris Unfilmed White Phosphor 20UA, L3Harris Unfilmed White Phosphor 24UA, L3Harris Unfilmed White Phosphor SuperGain 20UAH