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04 October 2016

AUSA 2016: Qioptiq Showcasing KESTREL I2 Rugged Night Vision Binocular

At AUSA 2016, Qioptiq, an Excelitas Technologies company, is showcasing its KESTREL Image  Intensified Rugged Night Vision Binocular, which is currently gaining large interest from specialised users.

The KESTREL binocular configuration enables enhanced depth perception and is particularly suitable for vehicle driving, parachute jumps and Special Forces operations, even at very low light levels. KESTREL provides state of the art and rugged mechanical design offering stability of the goggle bodies for improved comfort during long periods o use. KESTREL offers great optical performance in a similar size and weight to other binoculars. KESTREL is available  in two versions offering different weight / performance options:
KESTREL  LW  (Light Weight)  with  F/1.2  lens: Reduced weight for increased mobility
KESTREL  HP  (High  Performance)  with  F/0.95  lens: Fast  aperture  collects  60%  more  light  than conventional  binoculars  for  increased  sensitivity  at low light levels, according to the company.

KESTREL  provides  a  wide  range  of  adjustments, allowing the user to set the NVG to his requirements. Additionally a ruggedised helmet  mount  has  been  developed  to  be compatible with a range of Helmet Mounting Shrouds.

Features of the KESTREL include: Field  of  view:  40°; Objective  lens: F/1.2  (LW), F/0.95 (HP); Focus  Range:  25cm  to  infinity; Dioptre  Range:  -5  to  +3  dioptres.

KESTREL  is a self-contained  system  operating  on  a single  AA battery  or  with  a rear  battery-pack  for longer operations and  is  compliant with  military standard requirements.