PD-PRO-16B Binocular NVG
The PD-PRO-16B meets all mission critical needs in an extremely small and lightweight package. Designed for operations in harsh environments worldwide, the system is rugged, light and powerful.
The military grade quality and craftsmanship is also a favorite of the hunters and outdoorsmen.
*Comparison based on the average of available 18mm binocular systems
The Photonis Defense PD-PRO-16B is the lightest and smallest binocular device available to the market. Designed from the ground up around the Photonis 4G 16mm tube, the PD-PRO-16B takes full advantage of all the capabilities of its 18mm cousin and demonstrates outstanding performance across the full spectrum of mission-critical needs.
Strong, environmentally resistant, and logically designed, the PD-PRO-16B sets a new standard for performance in a much more compact package. Every component incorporated into the device is designed to maximize the systems 4G performance. An aerospace metal alloy housing makes it environmentally resistant to an electromagnetic pulse, extreme heat, cold, and salt. Each PD-PRO device is water-resistant to industry-leading levels; specialized objective lenses using German proprietary optical coatings take advantage of the full spectrum capability of the image intensifier tube. A long-lasting battery extends your operational use well beyond current standards.
The PD-PRO-16B is what operators have been asking for but unable to get with a standard 18mm system.
Basic Kit Includes: PD-PRO-16B goggle, soft carry bag, daylight safe lens caps, eyecups, sacrificial filters, AA battery, lens cleaning device, custom storage case, quick start guide, access to digital operators manual. *Note: Dive variant only, tested to 2-hour/20-meter US MIL-STD-810G requirement. The standard variant is submersible to 10 meters. Please note that salt water restrictions apply to the magnesium PD-PRO-16B variant.
The PD-PRO-16B is only available in the United States from Photonis Defense and authorized distributors.
Detailed datasheets, brochures and other reference materials are available upon request.
Each PD-PRO night vision goggle offers users the unique ability to see 30% more of the visible light spectrum, from below 400 nm to above 1,000nm. We’ve labeled this feature Hypersense™ for its ability to give operators superior situational awareness in their surroundings and the option to utilize laser designators and illuminators that are not visible to night vision goggles using standard industry image intensifiers. Night vision professionals using a PD-PRO system equipped with Hypersense™ get a superior advantage out in the field with the ability to see more of their surroundings. Before the release of the PD-PRO series this distinctive capability had never been seen on any other leading night vision systems.
Only a PD-PRO night vision device equipped with an evolutionary 4G image intensifier tube can deliver the highest performance in all field and lighting conditions. Each 4G tube is held up to your 4G Technology standard that is defined by the very minimum specifications needed by modern night vision users. Only a 4G tube can provide the smallest and most transparent halo, crystal-clear resolution, and a high definition of contrast to provide accurate situational awareness for the operator. Additionally, Photonis 4G image intensifier tubes are equipped with the fastest Auto-Gating in the industry that reacts over 3x faster than the blink of an eye to sudden lighting transitions, such as weapon flashes, flash-bangs, or other dynamic lighting conditions.
7.9 inches to infinity
Below 400nm to above 1,000nm
Auto-Gated Photonis 4G 16mm
20 hours @ 72°F (21°C) w/ lithium batteries
-60°F to +131°F (21°C to +55°C)
<12 oz. (<490 grams) w/ internal battery
66 feet (20 meters)
The latest technological achievement providing the greatest clarity of image when operating in urban, desert or forested environments. For these applications, the night vision user should turn to a white phosphor tube. Studies have shown that night-time scenes appear remarkably more natural in black and white versus the usual green. White phosphor also provides much clearer information about the contrast, shapes and shadows within an environment.
- Greater image clarity
- Scenes appear more natural
- Clearer information regarding contrast, shapes, shadows
- Perfect for urban, desert or forested environments
The industry standard for more than 40 years, green phosphor is the perfect choice for operators that complete missions in the jungle or deep dark areas of the world. The enhanced contrast and depth required for operating in these densely packed environments are ideally suited to the green phosphor coating. The higher gains and stronger contrasts of the green phosphor enable the clarity of image required for those operating without the advantage of ambient light sources to enhance the image.
- Enhanced contrast and depth
- Higher gain and contrast provide better clarity
- Perfect for jungle or deep dark environments
The PD-PRO system goggle housing can be manufactured out of high-grade lightweight aerospace quality aluminum alloy for the strongest, lightest, dependable, and most durable system in any environment. From arctic cold to desert heat the PD-PRO systems will operate under the most adverse environmental conditions throughout the world. The PD-PRO family of systems have been hardened to mitigate the impact of temperature extremes on the integrity of a system and eliminates the inherent material expansion/contraction challenges found with polymer-based systems. The PD-PRO-16B and 16M standard variants are waterproof to 10-meters (33-feet) and are also available in a diver’s configuration that extends the water depth certification to 20-meters (66-feet).
For significant weight savings, the PD-PRO-16B and PD-PRO-16M goggle can be manufactured out of magnesium. This material provides a high degree of tensile strength in a lighter weight package making it an ideal solution for applications where weight is a significant issue for the operator without sacrificing durability. The PD-PRO-16B and 16M are waterproof to 10-meters (33-feet) in-depth but are not certified as dive compatible. Please note that saltwater restrictions apply to the magnesium variant.