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 intensiffier 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 intensiffier 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! The Armasight Spark is the perfect partner for this new hybrid tube-type – a rugged, but light-weight multi-purpose night vision monocular. With optional accessories, it can be used hand-held or head-mounted; with a day scope adapter, it can convert your existing day scope to night vision at a budget price. With optional 3X a-focal lens and IR illuminator, it can serve as a medium range, ultra-high resolution spotting scope and with optional camcorder/camera adapter, you can even take footage or stills though it in darkness.
The Armasight Spark is the ideal night vision unit for the outdoorsman or first responder who demands more resolution, image clarity and durability than standard Gen 1 can offer.


  • Compact, rugged design
  • Water and fog-resistant
  • 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
  • Multi-Purpose System Yes
  • Exit Pupil Diameter, mm 8
  • Eye Relief, mm 20
  • Lens System F1.7, 35mm
  • FOV 35°
  • 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) or CR123 type rechargeable batteries with voltage 3.2V (1)
  • Battery Life 40 hrs
  • Environmental Rating Water resistant
  • Operating Temperature -40 to +50 °C
  • Storage Temperature -50 to +60 °C
  • Dimensions 149 x 49 x 82 mm / 5.8 x 1.9 x 3.2 in
  • Weight 0.37 kg / 0.8 lbs
  • Warranty 2 Years

Product Features

  • Resolution 60-70 lp/mm
  • Lightweight and Compact
  • Weapon Mountable
  • Powered by a Single CR123 Battery
  • Export Available but some Restrictions May Apply

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This article has 3 comments

  1. Anonymous

    Excellent resolution, useless without ir spot First off, let me say that this unit is the best Gen-1 device I’ve ever worked with or studied. It has performed almost exactly as I expected, and I like this little unit. That being said:PROS:This is the first gen-1 device I’ve seen that uses a ceramic core instead of glass, making it much more durable and with higher resolution than all the rest. It still uses a gen-1 grade light transferal system, so the light amplification is no better than your average gen-1+ unit. It…

  2. Anonymous

    Worth every penny I have used some of the most advanced and current Gen 3 PVS-7s in the military, and I’ve used cheapo Gen 1 night vision from Russia. Never used Gen 2. The Spark unit is sold as a Gen 1 unit, but IT IS NOT COMPARABLE to any other Gen 1s I’ve ever used. This is the top of the line for Gen 1s, as far as I’m concerned. The Spark is simply amazing.That said, it’s best to understand the limitations of Gen 1 prior to ordering. For instance, this unit will not work in pitch-black. It is a…

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