First Look: Night Optics Sentry 14 Night Vision Monocular

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posted on July 11, 2017
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Night Optics USA announced the launch of its new Sentry 14 1x 4G Night Vision Monocular, adding an improved nighttime observation device that allows users to observe objects using better technology than ever before.

The new Sentry 14 is constructed using modern 4G tube technology, which provides a greater amount of detection capability in lower-light conditions. The upgraded internals also provide greater recognition ability, which enables users to find and identify targets at increased ranges.

The Sentry 14 is designed to be used either as a hand-held device or as a helmet-mounted monocular. The upgraded capabilities of this particular design enable users to find targets at distances beyond 600 yards, provided that it is used in conjunction with a capable spotting scope. The monocular is also built to withstand use as a mounted optic that can be paired with a battle sight or an infrared laser arrangement. As a standalone optic, the company claims a detection range of 1,550 feet and a recognition range of 1,330 feet.

"The simple yet reliable, three-position switch allows users to easily toggle between off, on and momentary settings," Night Optics Product Manager Ben Bainter said. "Plus, constant IR and manual gain control make the 4G's low halo factor the perfect fit for virtually all light levels."

The night-vision optic is built to military specifications and is designed to withstand punishment from a variety of environments and situations, rated for operation in temperatures ranging from -40 to 125 degrees Fahrenheit. The monocular is completely waterproof up to a depth of 66 feet and runs off a single AA battery, which provides a total of 40 hours of run time. The Sentry 14 is compatible with a wide range of accessories, such as IR Illuminators, Afocal night-vision lenses, iPhone and camera adapters and quick-detach Picatinny rail mounts.

The suggested retail price on the new Night Optics USA Sentry 14 1x 4G Night Vision Monocular is $4,549.99.

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