night vision

haha this is a flex.  Solscud is hilarious:

The cool teens pretend they don’t notice / don’t care.

In the description he mentions it’s a DTNVG with L3 WP and a COTI (Clip On Thermal Imager).  I googled those terms and don’t know if I found the exact item he’s using, but it looks like it might be in the $8000-$9000 range 😲😂.

Thoughts?  Did this inspire you to trick or treat with your night vision / thermal?

The thumbnail pic I used was from a post I made back in 2011 where I photoshopped some “we’re a culture, not a costume” posters with some gun stuff haha, even 8 years later I still crack myself up.

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Ballistics apps for the iphone I can stomach… this just looks retarded:

Full story on the press release – HERE

I’m really at a loss for words with this one… It would absolutely make my day if I ever saw someone using any of those setups in real life.

Isn’t the whole point of night vision in special ops to also remain hidden in the darkness while you’re scoping things out?  How’s that going to work with a big display screen lighting everything up?  Even on the lowest brightness, those screens are still plenty bright when in the dark.  Is the point of using a screen rather then the regular eye piece so that 5 guys can be huddled around it at once?  If not, what is the point?  There is a lot of extra bulk, especially on the ipad example in the pic… but i’m thinking that particular setup might be for a tri-pod or vehicle application.

The eye-pieces on those things must be pretty strong if they can take mounting like that and resist a decent amount of shock.

I thought there was a chance this might just be a troll,  mainly because the Special Operations Apps website looks suspect and doesn’t have any real info on it.  Some more digging though, which lead me to US Night Vision where they sell the iPhone mount and iPad mount for $269 and $499 respectively. *facepalm*

It will be nice if/when night vision cameras are mirrorless someday.  This is one piece of technology that looks like it’s stuck back in the 90s.

Hat tip: Douglas

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Behold, the BattleView Infrared Vascular Trans-illuminator:

BattleView is a combat-tested, near-infrared vascular trans-illuminator designed to aid IV insertion at night without compromising an operator’s position.  Utilizing standard-issue night vision goggles, medics can apply BattleView to venous area to easily locate an IV target without the use of white light.  The device incorporates four encapsulated IR LED’s that bond with the iron in the venous blood travelling back to the heart, effectively fluorescing the veins.  This makes target veins extremely easy to spot, allowing IV’s to be inserted as if under normal lighting conditions.

Glowing like a lab rat!  Neva been done befo’ (no joke though, this is actually awesome).  Reminds me of when I was a kid and used to stick a flashlight in my mouth, or press it against my hand to freak my sister out.

The guy in the videos says it’s been out in the field for 2 years.  Have any of you guys used it?  Besides the added expense of night vision, it seems to me like it would be a good idea to have these in regular hospitals to save patients some discomfort when medical staff would normally have to really hunt for a vein.

Available over at TNVC for $500 along with lots more pictures and information.

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