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UANVB Katana

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This is the lightest binocular on the market to date at a functional weight of 17.76 oz fully assembled (with battery installed). The articulating design allows users to use one eye or both eyes enabling the simultaneous use of a thermal optic or handheld scanner. Articulation allows the end user 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.

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 battery 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. A lemo port version is also offered for those who wish to have battery pack capability.

An original new “Friction Lock Interpupillary Adjustment” feature allows users to quickly and easily set IP stop distance with a simple rotate into place set 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 Nocturn Industries products are designed and hand built in New Hampshire, USA.


We believe the UANVB is best suited for Echo tubes, as it makes the most sense in a budget conscious system. If you’re wanting a UANVB Katana in an alternate tube type please contact us at




Material: Polymer

Color: Black (Standard), Coyote (Cerakote)


(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 (lemo version)

*DISCLAIMER: Do not use onboard power and remote power simultaneously. Main power controlled by battery pack when remote power is utilized.

Manual Gain: No

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)