By David Crane
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April 11, 2013
The first piece of tactical technology DefenseReview.com (DR) reported on from SHOT Show 2012 was the US Night Vision (USNV) iTelligent iPhone 4,4S Night Vision & Optics Adapter, because of it's potential to be a real game changer and provide a very real tactical advantage (tactical shooting advantage) during low-light/no-light gunfighting and general night ops. Well, the company certainly hasn't been resting on its laurels in the last year. New for 2013 is the USNV iTelligent 4×32 Night Vision Smart Device Adapter, or USNV iTelligent 4X32 ACOG Adapter for AN/PVS-14, iPhone with exclusive ULTEM iPhone Adapter, or iPad, which the company displayed and demonstrated at SHOT Show 2013.
Chris Byrd of US Night Vision was kind enough to take DR through the new adapter, which essentially turns the ACOG into a 4×32 night vision (NV) weapon sight that doesn't require the shooter to get a proper cheek weld, so the shooter can shoot accurately off-hand AND off-shoulder, if so desired. "The ACOG's a very widely-used scope, and to be able to put a PVS-14 night vision device behind it increases capability to the warfighter that they've never had. It's an easy mount, interchangeable on and off. You've got easy instant-focus. [It’s totally] American-made, US-based Gen-III (Gen-3) night vision weaponsight. This will also of course take a smart device on the back of the PVS-14, so now you've got a daisy chain of a lot of technology."
That pretty much sums it up. Awesome tech.
The following information comes directly from the US Night Vision website:
"4×32 Night Vision Smart Device Adapter
Price: Starting at $149.00
Manufacturer: US Night Vision Corporation
Pre Order For Delivery in 30 Days, Pre Order customers will also receive a retical iPhone 4/4S backer.
4X32 ACOG® Adapter for AN/PVS-14 or iPhone with our exclusive ULTEM® iPhone Adapter. The adapter is made to work with 4X32 ACOG® and will work with or without the RMR sight installed. There is no modification to the sight itself. The adapter is easily installed using a simple thumb screw and is guaranteed for use in the harshest environments.
Kit #1 includes the adapter and ring attachment to affix your PVS-14 night vision device to the ACOG® for use as a 4X Night Vision Weapon Sight.
Kit #2 includes our propriety Weapon Grade ULTEM® frame and adapter for iPhone 4/4S, finished in A-TACS and the ring attachment to affix your PVS-14 night vision device to the ACOG® for use as a 4X Night Vision Weapon Sight.
A-TACS® was developed by Digtal Concealment Systems, (DCS) to answer the call for better and more effective camouflage system integration for duty personnel in any service branch from military to law enforcement. A-TACS® is designed as a universal pattern for a wide range of operational environments, for more information visit www.a-tacs.com
MADE IN USA.
THE APPLE LOGO, iPhone & iPad ARE TRADEMARKS OF APPLE INC., REGISTERED IN THE U.S. AND OTHER COUNTRIES.
ACOG® is a Registered Trademark of Trijicon, Inc.
Warranty: Purchasing this product entitles you to a 5 Year Warranty from the original date of purchase. At our discretion your equipment can be repaired or replaced with new or refurbished product or parts, if any product or parts are determined to be defective due to materials or workmanship. Shipping & handling is not included in this warranty.
Export: The Export of this product without proper licensing is strictly prohibited and falls under ITAR per title 22, CFR, parts 120-130. Please contact US Night Vision Export Dept. to receive further information on how to obtain proper licensing from the U.S. Department of State"
Company Contact Info:
US Night Vision Corporation
1376 Lead Hill Blvd, Suite 190
Roseville, CA 95661
Toll Free: 800-500-4020
Email Contact Page: http://www.usnightvision.com/contact-us.aspx
1 Infinite Loop
Cupertino, CA 95014
Toll Free: 800-692-7753 (800-MY-APPLE)
Apple Store Customer Service: 800-676-2775
Apple Contact Page: http://www.apple.com/contact
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