Posts Tagged ‘TNVC’

TNVC Issues Press Release On Availabilty Of Ops-Core BASE Jump Helmets

Friday, May 20th, 2016

TNVC shared this important Press Release regarding an announcement by Ops-Core to their dealers regarding the cessation of production of the BASE Jump Helmet. We have spoken with representatives at Ops-Core for additional details and they have told us they will issue a statement regarding the future of the BASE Jump Helmet during next week’s SOFIC.

TNVC has just been informed from Ops-Core, a division of Gentex, has ceased production of the popular FAST Base Jump Polymer Bump Helmet. This came as quite a shock to us as the move was extremely sudden. No more FAST Base Jump Helmets will be produced. What’s more, Ops-Core will not be fulfilling any backorders. TNVC has learned that Ops-Core is currently designing a replacement helmet, tentatively called the FAST Bump Helmet 2.0. They did not confirm any details on new features or upgrades; only stating that it is slated to begin production in August 2016 (which means a fourth quarter delivery at the earliest). We can certainly speculate about the new helmet, but there is no confirmation on new features at this time.

While the news of a new Ops-Core helmet is exciting, the move of immediately discontinuing production of the current model leaves currently back-ordered customers in a bind. In the interim, Ops-Core has offered the following options:

1. A one for one substitution of all currently TNVC backordered FAST Base Jump Helmets with a FAST Carbon Helmet. This is a phenomenal deal seeing as the FAST Carbon helmet is more than twice as expensive as the polymer version. These substitutions are expected to take 60-90 additional days.
2. A one for one substitution of all currently backordered FAST Base Jump Helmets with the new FAST Bump Helmet 2.0 when it is available.

Yes, this means longer lead times for current backorders. But, when all is said and done, customers will have a better helmet at the same price they paid for a FAST Base Jump Helmet. It’s hard to argue with that math. Please note: Ops-Core is only offering this substitution deal to currently backordered customers. TNVC has already removed the FAST Base Jump Helmet from our website because we are sold out.

Victor Di Cosola
President – CEO

TNVC Announces Two New Hires For NightGoggles, Inc.

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Tom Austin and Sam Houston bring an enormous amount of night vision, tactical and hunting experience that will continue to grow TNVC and our newest sister commercial entity, NightGoggles into a premier NV/Hunting company which our valued customers have come to expect. We are all extremely excited with the growth of our two companies and we will continue to provide the best customer service and education in our respected fields of work.

Tom Austin Bio Pic

Tom Austin
Programs Director

Tom Austin’s passion for the outdoors runs deep. His father, an avid outdoorsman, instilled the love of hunting, fishing, camping and sport shooting in Tom at an early age. His childhood was filled with high adventure. Barely a day passed by when Tom didn’t have a fishing rod or firearm in his hands enjoying Gods creations with friends and family.

In his early twenties, Tom entered the Utah State Peace Officers and Training program, graduating with honors, producing a perfect score at every pistol qualification earning him the award of Top Shot at the academy.

Upon graduating, Tom was quickly recruited as a Police Officer where he served the citizens proudly as he climbed the chain of command from patrol to investigations. There he was assigned to operate as an Under-Cover Agent of an elite unit of the department known as the Narcotics Strikeforce. The unit trained for and performed high-risk operations and no-knock warrants with the SWAT Team, FBI, ATF, ICE, and DEA. During his tenure as a Police Officer, he received several Mayor’s Awards, a Distinguished Unit award for outstanding teamwork in hostile situations, two Life Saving awards, and the rank of Expert Marksman. He’s certified in several NRA disciplines and enjoys sharing his knowledge and experiences about firearms and his love for the second amendment.

After nearly a decade, Tom resigned from the police force to pursue his dream as a Professional Hunter. His goal was to not only do things differently, but to up-the-ante by guiding hunters that wanted the ultimate challenge coupled with the ultimate thrill. Nothing is more exciting or daunting than hunting another hunter. As a result, Tom opened his “predators only” guide service aptly called Predator Strikeforce. He literally hunts predators from Canada to Mexico and every hilltop and valley floor in between. As an added challenge, Tom films the hunt for his clients using broadcast quality equipment giving the hunter an opportunity to relive the hunt though the footage he captures. His footage has been seen on The Outdoor Channel, Sportsman’s Channel, Weather Channel, and Wild TV.

When Tom isn’t traveling the country for Predator Strikeforce, he is writing editorials for Predator Xtreme magazine, Outdoor Life, AR Guns & Hunting, Trapper & Predator Caller, Petersen’s Hunting and Hunting Illustrated just to name a few. He’s been awarded “writer of the year” and “column of the year” for three consecutive years. He serves as Pro Staff and Field Staff for several cutting edge companies in the outdoor industry where he conducts predator hunting seminars and serves as a guest lecturer for hunting events around the globe.

For Tom, hunting, firearms and the outdoors aren’t just an obsession, but a way of life.

Sam Houston Bio Pic

Sam Houston
Programs Manager – NGI/TNVC

Sam Houston is a veteran hunter in varying capacities. Spending over 10 years in the Navy using lowlight cameras, Image intensification, and thermal cameras and many other sensors as a P-3 Orion crew member tracking and hunting submarines, spying on overland and maritime targets and supporting troops on the ground around the globe.

Transitioning from the Military to a Private Sector Contractor in 2010 operating, flying and maintaining UAV’s and as a Sensor Operator onboard clandestine forward deployed surveillance aircraft supporting SOCOM military assets in places like The Middle East, Eastern Africa and Subsaharan Africa for the past 6 years.

In addition to owning and operating a Night Vision and thermal hog hunting company taking clients into the swamps, forests, and jungles of The South Eastern United States to detect, stalk, and harvest feral hogs, he is a graduate of multiple firearms and NV centric training classes from some of the most reputable trainers in the industry, assists in firearms training with Greenline Tactical, a Night Vision subject matter expert, a certified UAV operator, and rotary wing pilot.

TNVC – Princeton Tec ABR Mount

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

Princeton Tec’s newest mounting system, the ABR Mount, is now shipping, exclusively through TNVC. The ABR, or Above The Rail, Mount is an injection-molded nylon mount which sits between the helmet shell and accessory rail. It provides users with a solid platform for attaching Princeton Tec MPLS Lights, freeing up valuable space on the helmet’s accessory rail for other, mission-critical components.

The ABR Mount is compatible with Ops-Core, Crye Precision, and Team Wendy helmets.

TNVC – Night Fighter Night Vision Training Classes

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016


NIGHT FIGHTER: Level 1 (2 Nights – Open Enrollment)

NIGHT FIGHTER: Level 1 is an open enrollment class for qualified civilian students and armed professionals. We are currently looking for hosts who would like to bring a unique training experience to their ranges.

NIGHT FIGHTER: Level 1 is designed to arm students with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of night vision operation and usage techniques. Beginning with gear choice and setup, the class provides students the tools for learning to safely / effectively move, shoot, and communicate in low-light / no-light environments. Students will participate in a variety of movement, stalking, and live-fire exercises aimed at producing a core competency with night vision goggles, lasers, and white light.

Don’t have night vision, but still want to train? No problem! We offer rental NVG’s, Helmets, Mounts, and Lasers for an additional fee. If you decide that you want to purchase the gear you rented during the class because it was so awesome and you realized what you’ve been missing, 100% of your rental fee for that item(s) will go towards the purchase of the new product.

Once a class has been set up, we will post it on our site so students can sign up. The host does not need to have a full class roster before coming to us.


NIGHT FIGHTER: Armed Professional (3 Nights – Restricted U.S. Government)

Let’s face it: a disproportionate amount of crime and combat takes place at night. Military, Law Enforcement, and Security Professionals need to be able to meet that threat in a manor that provides them unparalleled advantage to increase officer/public safety. NIGHT FIGHTER: Armed Professional is a restricted class for those going into harm’s way. This class can be private for an individual department, unit, or agency. Or, it can be open to representatives from multiple departments, units, or agencies. We are currently looking for departments that would like to host a class in their area.

NIGHT FIGHTER: Armed Professional provides advanced instruction to armed professionals who have already mastered the fundamentals of low-light / no-light operation. This class focuses on increasing the students’ night vision skill sets during real world operations. Students will participate in a variety of evolutions including team movement and communication, movement to target, stealth search to contact, target discrimination/engagement, vehicles, and CBRN integration.

TNVC Presents Night Fighters

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Night Fighters is a new series of short films produced by TNVC, and directed by SilentR Productions. In their own words, Warfighters and Armed Professionals discuss the role of low-light / no-light operations on today’s and future battlefields as well as the importance of leading the fight and staying ahead of the opposition as technology evolves.


TNVC – GoPro Adapters Now Shipping

Sunday, February 7th, 2016

TNVC’s GoPro Adapter Allows You To Record Ultra HD Video Through Your NVG


The NVG Adapter will attach any HERO model to a night vision goggle with a PVS-14 Eyepiece Assembly. While the TNVC NVG Adapter for GoPro HERO will technically interface with all standard HERO models, it is optimized for the HERO4 Black and Silver as well as HERO3 and HERO3+. A translucent Wilcox Industries amber beam-splitter attaches to the rear of the goggle, bouncing the night vision image 90° into a perpendicular-mounted GoPro HERO camera. The camera mounts snugly against the goggle to minimize profile, via a clamp arm that attaches around the NVG Eyepiece Locking Ring. The user sees through the beam-splitter eyepiece normally while the first person POV is recording.

Un-Filmed White Phosphor Gen3 Night Vision Available From TNVC

Saturday, January 9th, 2016


Un-Filmed White Phosphor Gen3 Night Vision is now available in TNV/PVS-14 and TNV/Sentinel NVG’s. L-3 Un-Filmed White Phosphor tubes are currently in use by SOF units for their increased clarity, 15-20% more light transmission, and increased performance in lower light conditions. These same exact tubes are now available at TNVC.

TNVC – Torch PRO Mk.II IR Illuminator

Friday, December 18th, 2015


The TNVC Torch PRO Mk.II is the latest generation of the Torch line of Infared Illuminators. Made of Type III Hard Anodized aerospace-grade aluminum, the PRO Mk.II produces a focusable beam of infrared light from a high-power LED, which can be adjusted between 3° and 12°. The PRO Mk.II also has an effective range of 1000+ yards, a runtime of 10-12 hours from 2 3V CR123A batteries, and is waterproof up to 6′ for 30 minutes.

MDH-Torch Pro MKII-17 500yds wide

The Mk.II offers the ability to customize the output based on mission requirement, as users can change out the infrared LED pill for varying wavelengths. The unit comes standard with an 810nm LED, but 880 and 910nm modules can be purchased separately.