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See color at night

Marines in the future may be seeing things at night in a whole new way with ColorPath Color Capable Night Vision Devices. These devices allow for the identification of colors even in lowlight situations, allowing for better intelligence and security missions.

When it comes to night vision devices, seeing different shades of monochromatic green has been the standard viewpoint for Marines. But the ColorPath Color Capable Night Vision Device could have Marines seeing colors, allowing them to identify the bad guy’s red truck, or differentiate between uniforms, objects, friends or foes. Developed by Tenebraex, the ColorPath uses one standard, green image intensifier tube to create a true, full-color image. Even at low starlight levels, it provides image color with no delay and is unaffected by temperature.  It is also lightweight and energy efficient. By using mechanical filters, the ColorPath system processes real-time images faster than other computer-based filters. The resulting color provides better night depth-perception and terrain assessment, making gathering intelligence at night similar to day.

The new capabilities of the ColorPath Color Capable Night Vision Device would allow Marines to differentiate between uniforms, objects, friends or foes. The ability to identify colors at night would allow Marines to gather intelligence and security in a safer and more effective way.

Specifications:

Helmet mounted

Field of view – 40°

Weight – 18 ounces with 2 AA batteries

Power –Approx. 10 hours operation

Waterproof – 32 feet

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  • Johannesmutlu

    dit i read it right,does it create full color images from a green image intensifier image tube,does that mean that it converts monochrome green images into full color in accordance to their shades of green???
    if so that would be revolutionair,if not that it,s nothing more then just amplifying availeble light,and then just a matter of smartly filtering out noise,chroma noise.

  • PVT Lawrence

    this beats the NVGs were issued

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Todd-Johnston/1204311942 Todd Johnston

    can I get one I have trouble finding my dark brown dog at night, ha ha

  • Camry03103

    big difference

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MHFNRYWJCD3OEYKJQ4Z3H6YBBU Drew

    Thats just amazing good equipment for the marines and soldiers on the ground, semper fi!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Arron-Lerma/100003293902115 Arron Lerma

    That’s awesome

  • Gdstar740

    i want one of those for sure
     

  • Kia229

    That is really cool, and looks like it would be alot safer for our soldiers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1715751213 Jeff Grigsby

    Cool combat tech.  Now that the enemy knows this new technology, let’s see if we can keep a lid on where we get them

  • In_a_cloud

    WooHoo! How long before rifle scopes? : )

  • Bradywvaughn

    can civilians buy these?

  • Rob

    this sure will help the marines in the field

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001503950767 Jonathan Boggs

    Whoa, does that mean in every movie we will see colored night vision? I got to have me a pair!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonesgang David Jones

    It states it will even work in “lowlight” situations.
    Will it still allow you to see color in the darkness of night?

  • Pbernardgooden

    Outstanding! I would’ve loved to use these in my days in The Corps.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000361618167 Howard Ross

    Goodnight “Starlight” star brite, it light intensifiers we’re good when we had em’

  • Acogburn12345

    Awsome its about time lets make shure our marines get this first