ATN Unveils New Night Vision Weapon Sights

04American Technologies Network Corp., has a new line of night vision weapon sights.

The ARES series “feature fast, infra-red sensitive optics combined with quality image tubes to produce high resolution, clear images for outstanding target acquisition and aiming capabilities,” ATN officials maintain.

The ATN ARES runs on 1 AA battery and mounts to a standard Weaver rail. The one-knob operation allows for precision windage and elevation adjustments, as well as automatic brightness control, according to an ATN press release.

The optics feature ATN’s Proshield lens coating for protection and clarity, as well as a “red on green” reticle system with a 1/6 MOA adjustment. The waterproof sight also has a low battery indicator and a detachable infrared illuminator.

The ATN ARES night vision weapon series is available in a variety of configurations and different magnifications. They aren’t cheap though. They range from $2,099 for the Gen 2 models to $5,800 for the Gen 4 models.

 

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Matthew Cox
Matthew Cox has been a defense reporter since 1998 and is an associate editor for Military.com. He traveled to Afghanistan and Iraq numerous times from 2002 to 2008, covering infantry units in combat. Matthew was an infantryman in the 82nd Airborne Division.

6 Comments on "ATN Unveils New Night Vision Weapon Sights"

  1. Don't we already have night vision that is independent of the rifle?

  2. More low quality high price NV.

  3. TOM PASTORIUS | March 28, 2014 at 9:15 pm |

    We must provided our soldiers with best equipment possible no matter what it cost.

  4. Blackhawk2001 | March 29, 2014 at 8:42 pm |

    Older generation NV sights were two or three times more bulky than this optic appears to be; older generation NVDs were $10K – I have no idea what newer gen NVDs cost but the differences in resolution between Gen1 NVDs and Gen 4 NVDs was amazing. The price indicated doesn’t seem too out of line for what commercially available NV optics are selling for, and the package is smaller AND runs on more-easily-available batteries.

  5. Great Technology—However, why use a battery that expends energy and will run out of power when there are ways to generate renewable, self-reliant, energy? ie if we can make a watch "self winding, a flashlight that uses a small crank and no battery, and cell phones that use sunlight, WHY have to rely on a battery? I'm just saying…….

  6. Wow ! Awesome Weapon !

    It's really a great Technology.
    Everyone wants to like night vision weapon nights…. I like it.

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