Nocturn Industries UANVM “Tanto”


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The Ultralight Adaptable Night Vision Monocular

This unit mounts via a standard PVS-14 J-arm mount. A unique feature of this monocular is its ability to be adapted to a proprietary powered articulating dual bridge mount called the TAB (Tanto Articulating Bridge) “Daisho” with minimal tools or extra parts. The innovative design allows users to transform their monoculars into an articulating binocular in seconds or go from a binocular back to a monocular to share with a partner. To transform into the binocular, simply remove the battery cap and battery, insert the bridge into the battery compartment, and tighten the rear clamp screws on the bridge, done. The bridge enables the use of a single battery for both tubes, has built in IP stops similar to the UANVB “Katana”, and other features when released.

*The Tanto Articulating Bridge will be released at a later date.

It is simple with a minimalist lightweight design. Push button on/off in the cap to reduce weight and reduce the footprint of the monocular. When assembled to the TAB “Daisho” bridge extra features are enabled such as articulation to the side for single or dual eye use. The articulating design also enables users 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.

This unit is light weight without compromising strength. It is rugged and has been drop from the NATO 1.5 meter drop test standard onto concrete, as well as meets and exceeds MIL-STD-810G.


Material: Polymer
Tube type: 18mm MX-10160 style or MX11769 style with EGAC pigtail removed.
Submersion and Dust Rating: IP68 equivalent
8.76 OZ with standard optics and a battery
9.83 OZ with standard optics, battery, and Noisefighters X14 arm
7.76 OZ with RPO optics and a battery
8.83 OZ with RPO optics, battery, and Noisefighters X14 arm
Power: CR123 onboard
Runtime: 40+ hours
Mount style: PVS-14 J-arm style mount

Additional information


Od green, Black, Coyote


Elbit 2376 Thin Filmed White Phosphor, housing only*, L3 Unfilmed White Phosphor, Photonis ECHO White