Gen 1 nightvision technology has been held back by tubes made of fragile glass, impeded by relatively low resolution and image-edge distortion. Not anymore, Armasight has broken all of these barriers with the Spark Core Monocular and its Ceramic Optical Ruggedized Engine (CORE). This enhanced Gen 1 tube uses a formulated ceramic compound fused with metal alloys similar to those used in Gen 2 and Gen 3 image intensifier tubes. Without the use of a microchannel plate, CORE virtually eliminated edge distortion and it dramatically increased photosensitivity and resolution. The monocular itself is rugged, lightweight, water-resistant and multifunctional. It is weapon-mountable or mount it to your head or helmet for hands-free usage. It has a built-in infrared illuminator and its controls are ergonomic and easy to operate. Adaptable for use with camera, so you can create and keep footage during the night. Runs on one CR-123A lithium battery for up to 40 hours. Imported.