Predator Thermal Vision With Night Vision?

PSQ20

Talking to some friends and one of them mentioned the PSQ-20 ENVG (Enhanced Night Vision Goggle). He described it as Night Vision with thermal vision.

So I found this video to share with you all. This is just plain cheating LOL.

 

There are commercial versions available and a real bargain at only $15,000 LOL.

If you watch this video you can see that the thermal image is superimposed over the night vision image. Possibly with the use of a prism?



Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

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  • William Elliott

    be prepared to pay as much as a small car though…IF you can find one…

    • Nicholas C

      From a quick Google search, there seems to be a couple retailers with these in stock.

  • Anon

    …Hot damn, $15,000.

  • The battery pack looked like it should have had “Front Towards Enemy” molded into it.

    Knights has been selling something like this for a over 6 years now if I remember right.

    Once again, improvement in optical systems but firearms technology seems pretty stagnant since around 1968 on.

  • Blackhawk

    .. I don’t know what the current iteration of the military NVG costs, but 15 years ago, a set of AN/PVS-5 Night Vision Goggles cost $10,000.

    • Paladin

      I got a set of PVS-5c’s I’ll sell, only $5,000. Fair deal, right?

  • Does anyone make a set of these sort of things that has thermal on one eye and passive light amplification on the other? Getting the angles right would be tough, but I wonder if that would give back some of the depth-of-field loss you get from a monocular setup.

    • Irfan Zain

      If you already have a dual tube night vision setup, you could get the AN/PAS-29A COTI (clip on thermal imager) for each tube. With the COTI and nvg it would work the same as the PSQ-20. Would cost less and give you depth of field, but might be bulkier.

  • Anonymous

    A few years back these were quoted as close to 60k for said systems….

  • James Bridges

    You can also fit your legacy NV with a COTI, adds more weight of course but can be done much cheaper if you already have a pvs14. The outline mode is like something out of Halo ODST.

    • Machinegunnertim

      Who does the mod? TNVC?

      • James Bridges

        Yeah, guess my link not approved, it just mounts on the front, tnvc has them for about 7k

  • whskee

    Not having gotten a set to play with yet, I’m really nervous that like other thermal imagers it won’t detect my aiming lasers IR beam…I worry the thermal overlay would hide my dot. I need my friggin dot. I know, I know…First world problems…