Military Goggles

Written by Stacy Chbosky
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Military goggles can let you see clearly in nearly any situation. Military goggles are especially powerful at night. You'll be able to see in the dark, even if the darkness is absolute. Even if you were thrown into the trunk of a car, in absolute, pitch blackness, you would be able to see with the aid of your military goggles.

Gen. 4 Military Goggles

Night vision goggles come in four different "generations": Generations 1, 2, 3, and 4. Gen. 1 is the oldest technology, which makes it the least powerful, as well as the least expensive. Gen. 1 NV technology has been around since the 1960s. Gen. 4 is the latest and greatest form of NV technology. It's the standard choice for military use today.

Although night vision manufacturers refer to military-grade night vision equipment as "Generation 4," the military itself refers to the technology as Filmless and Gated image enhancement. The image enhancement tube is the heart of any piece of NV equipment, and filmless and gated tubes are simply the best available.

Despite the differing generations and qualities, all NV equipment works in fundamentally the same way. Light is gathered into a lens. These photons of light are then shot into an image enhancer tube, where the photons are changed into electrons, and the electrons are increased in number. Then, the electrons are hurled against a green, phosphorus screen. You can view the image on the screen through your eye pieces.

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