The Tanto, in its monocular configuration, shares the same J-arm footprint as the PVS-14, but is substantially lighter. To transform into a binocular, users simply remove the battery cap and battery, insert the bridge into the battery compartment, and tighten the rear clamp screws on the bridge. The bridge enables the use of a single battery for both tubes, has built in IP stops similar to the UANVB “Katana”, and other features when released.
Push button on/off in the cap reduces weight and complexity, and reduces the footprint of the monocular. When assembled to the TAB “Daisho” bridge, extra features are enabled such as articulation to the side for single or dual eye use. The articulating design also enables users to operate vehicles without limiting head space by eliminating the need to stow the unit upright or to tuck the pods against the helmet when stowed.
The Tanto is rugged and has been drop from the NATO 1.5 meter drop test standard onto concrete, as well as meets and exceeds MIL-STD-810G.
Tube type: 18mm MX-10160 style or MX11769 style with EGAC pigtail removed.
Submersion and Dust Rating: IP68 equivalent
Weight: 248g with standard optics and a battery
Power: CR123 onboard
Runtime: 40+ hours
Mount style: PVS-14 J-arm style mount