For years, development and improvement of consumer-orientated single stage Gen 1 technology has stood still – until now. Traditionally, Gen 1 tubes are made of glass – making them quite fragile and easily damaged, and have relatively low resolution, with very evident image edge distortion.
Introducing an Armasight exclusive – CORE (Ceramic Optical Ruggedized Engine) technology image intensifier tubes! While CORE does not contain a micro channel plate (and so by definition lands in the Gen 1 category) that is where the parallels end. Instead of glass, CORE tubes use a specially formulated ceramic compound fused with metal alloys similar to those used in production of Gen 2 and Gen 3 image intensifier tubes. Further advances in CORE have almost removed edge distortion, dramatically increased photo-sensitivity and most importantly, almost doubled resolution up to 70 lp/mm!
Armasight Spark-G night vision goggle systems built around CORE (Ceramic Optical Ruggedized Engine) image intensifier tubes. Unlike Gen 1 Image intensifier tubes, which are fragile because they are made from glass, CORE™ IITs are made just like Gen 2 and Gen 3 – by fusing metal alloys with ceramic compounds. CORE™ technology is based on durable elements and allows tight component stacking, resulting in image tubes that are exceptionally shockproof and vibration- resistant. Robust packaging protects easy-to-break protrusions common in Gen 1 tubes, and allows for a streamlined design that is lighter, more compact, and more reliable than average night vision devices. The CORE™ platform offers ‘best in class’ resolution with 60-70 lp/mm and an increased photocathode sensitivity level of upwards of 400µA/lm, providing high image quality even in difficult ambient light conditions, rivaling high-end Gen 2 image tubes. The Armasight Spark-G is a rugged and lightweight night vision monocular. The Armasight Spark-G come complete with headgear, which allows the unit to be mounted for hands-free operation.


  • Head Gear Included
  • Compact, rugged design
  • Waterproof
  • Head mountable for hands-free usage
  • Ergonomic, simple, easy to operate controls
  • Utilizes single CR123A lithium battery
  • Adaptable for use with cameras
  • Built-in Infrared illuminator
  • Limited two-year warranty


  • Resolution: 60-70 lp/mm
  • Magnification: 1x (optional 3X or 5X)
  • Multi-Purpose System: Yes
  • Exit Pupil Diameter: 8 mm
  • Eye Relief: 20 mm
  • Lens System: F1.7, 35 mm
  • FOV: 30°
  • Range of Focus: 0.25 to infinity
  • Diopter Adjustment: +5 to -5 dpt
  • Controls: Direct
  • Infrared Illuminator: Yes (built in with flood lens)
  • IR Indicator: Yes
  • Power Supply: CR-123 Lithium 3V (1)
  • Battery Life: 40 hrs
  • Environmental Rating: Waterproof and weatherproof
  • Operating Temperature: -40 to +50 °C
  • Storage Temperature: -50 to +60 °C
  • Dimensions: 159 x 49 x 82 mm / 6.3 x 1.9 x 3.2 in
  • Weight: 0.37 kg / 0.8 lbs
  • Warranty: 2 Years

Product Features

  • CORE technology 60-70 lp/mm
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Designed for hand-free operations
  • Built-in flood infrared illuminator
  • Flip-up headgear included

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This article has 2 comments

  1. Amazon Customer

    Better than most gen 1’s Needed something to check up on the animals at night that wouldn’t alert everything to my presence. I had tried other gen 1 night vision units and most were very grainy, whereas this one is very clear. I live near a city so generally there’s enough back light from the clouds to see everything fairly well but I do have to use the built in IR illuminator when I go indoors. Moonlight makes it almost to bright, but you can’t see in the shadows.Headgear isn’t bad but I’ve only used it…

  2. DBrown

    This is a great device. Was able to trial a Gen II … WOW! This is a great device. Was able to trial a Gen II monocular 6-7 years ago and was impressed with the resolution and field of view. Have also looked into modern Gen I packages and have been unimpressed with their resolution and very narrow field of view and poor sight picture beyond 20-25 yards.This has a built in IR illuminator that functions out 7-10 yards inside. The resolution is at least as good as the Gen II devices mentioned above. But, those were and continue to be $2500 -…

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