This analog clip-on device can be easily and quickly mounted on PVS-14s for image enhancement. As the name implies the Color-Tac delivers colored images to the eye of the user while looking through a standard Gen3 night vision tube.
What is known, for now, is that the relatively low cost of this unit (less than a the cost of a Gen 3 PVS-14) is achieved by utilizing the mechanical and analog rotating motion of two polarizing filters at both ends of the tube. This sort of synchronized polarization of the two rotating units allows to assign “color” to each wavelength before and after being amplyfied through the NV tube. We could say that this system almost “tricks” the brain in perceiving the sight of color when it is actually receiving an encoded gamut of wavelengths which are supposedly different than the ones of the true colored image. -This is not a 100% verified description of this technology-
We have been following the developments of the MTEK company for quite some time. We believe that their products are able to better accommodate some of the operator’s need, especially in scenarios in which it is required to carry multiple items on the head (NVG, strobe, helmet-mounted comms, PL, lights, cameras…).
Here is a shot of the Flux ballistic helmet in Multicam Black.
In the following photos are also a few of the new products from Unity Tactical displayed at the TNVC booth.