TNV/Sentinel Binocular Night Vision System L-3 Un-Filmed White Phosphor Up-Armored Aviation-Style Goggle
NOTE: Due to the high demand and our high spec standards for WP tubes, we receive a limited amount of tube inventory per month. Longer lead times will apply on new orders.
The TNV/Sentinel BNVS is a unique night vision system, adaptable to the needs of Warfighters, Law Enforcement Professionals, and Civilian Sportsmen alike. Designed in direct response to the ground deployment of ANVIS Aviation Goggles (and their subsequent breakage due to not being rugged enough for that environment), the TNV/Sentinel provides the operator with a ton of useful features not found in other systems. The Sentinel program was developed by Adams Industries as a way to provide ground forces with an up-armored version of their coveted ANVIS goggles. Special Operations Forces have long used ANVIS goggles on the ground because of the superior performance of the optics and tubes compared to conventional systems. But, aviation goggles were never designed to be deployed outside the protection of a cockpit and their more fragile nature has been a bane to SOF units. Enter the Sentinel.
The Sentinel program was initiated as a way to provide the features desired by SOF operators in a much more rugged package. It features an ultra-rugged machined composite housing, bolstered by aluminum front and rear plates on the bridge. Like the ANVIS systems, Sentinels utilize worm drive interpupillary adjustment (however, there is no creaking and rattling as found in the aviation goggles). On top of that, the Sentinel is submersible to 66′ which should put a smile on the face of anyone who has ever tried to use ANVIS goggles in the rain or snow.
Perhaps one of the most unique aspects of the Sentinel is the user-swappable mount interface. The Sentinel can be field-adapted to either standard dovetail mounts or ANVIS-Style ball detent mounts. When used in the standard dovetail configuration, the Sentinel is powered by a single on-board CR123 lithium battery. It will plug into all standard dovetail helmet mounts such as the Wilcox L4 G24 and the Norotos INVG. Switching interfaces is fast and simple; requiring the removal of four screws before replacing the dovetail with the ball detent. The ball detent adapter interfaces with standard ANVIS goggle mounts such as the popular Adams Industries Surface ANVIS Mount or the legacy USGI ANVIS mount. Power is supplied by a remote battery pack on the back of the helmet and allows for longer run times. Helmet mounts are sold separately.
Controls are similar to PVS-14 goggles with a simple twist on/off power knob that also activates the onboard infrared illuminators.
This version of the TNV/Sentinel is built with new-production L3 Gen3 Un-Filmed White Phosphor image intensifier tubes. These tubes meet the current U.S. Military OMNI VIII contract specs and, provide some of the cleanest images available. White Phosphor is the latest technology advancement in image intensifier tubes. These filmless tubes provide greater detail clarity and 15-20% more light transmission than standard thin-filmed green tubes. USSOCOM and JSOC have chosen white phosphor tubes as their new standard and are now taking delivery of these tubes exclusively. Their better performance in lower light conditions has proven instrumental in the success of their nighttime missions. Now you can own a night vision goggle with the same tubes being used by Tier 1 Special Operations Forces.
We offer our TNV/Sentinel in our own FDE/Tan proprietary finish as seen in our popular TNV/PVS-14’s. The color is professionally applied matte automotive paint and clear-coated to provide a durable finish that will stand up to field abuse.
Export of Night Vision Equipment or related accessories (such as manuals) is strictly regulated by the US Department of State in accordance with the guidelines of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). It is a major crime to ship or carry US manufactured night vision devices outside the borders of the United States, punishable by fines and prison sentences. Ignorance of these regulations will not hold up in court. By purchasing night vision equipment from TNVC, you attest that you will not attempt to export or carry this night vision equipment outside the borders of the United States. Also, it illegal to allow a non-US Citizen to look through US Gen3 Night Vision Devices, even on US soil. Again, this is a crime punishable by fines and prison sentences.
Manufacturer: TNVC, Adams Industries (OEM)
4.5″(L) x 4.7″(W) x 2.9″(H) – Dovetail Installed, 4.5″(L) x 4.7″(W) x 4.0″(H) – Ball Detent Installed
20.8 oz. (Dovetail), 23.1 oz. (Ball Detent)
Matte Black or FDE, Corrosion Resistant
One (1) CR123 3V Lithium Battery (Dovetail) or External ANVIS Battery Pack (AA/CR123)
Approx. 30 Hours at Room Temp. w/ Standard CR123
2 Year Warranty (Tube and System)
-40°F to 113°F
-58°F to 140°F
Gen3 U.S. L-3 Un-Filmed White Phosphor
L-3 MX10160 Chrome Un-Filmed White Phosphor (x2)
64 lp/mm (Typical)
Automatic Brightness Control
+2 to -6
9.8″ to Infinity
Tube/System Data Sheet, Soft Carry Case, Operator’s Manual, Neck Cord, Objective & EP Lens Caps (X2), Eye Cups (X2), Demist Shields (X2), Sacrificial Windows (X2), Tissue, One Lithium CR123 Battery, Dovetail Mounting Adapter, Ball Detent Mounting Adapter