Photonis Defense PD-PRO-Q Panoramic Night Vision Goggle

The PD-PRO-Q panoramic night vision goggle from Photonis Defense is the lightest and most compact panoramic NVG on the market today. Designed for Tier 1 operators, Special Operations Forces and SWAT Teams the PD-PRO-Q was designed around a shortened 4G filmless hybrid-18mm image intensifier tube, creating a system that is 33% smaller and 9% lighter than any other panoramic goggle available. By using hybrid-18mm tubes the PD-PRO-Q also gives operators a 104° field of view (FOV) vice the  97° FOV offered by our closest competitor. The PD-PRO-Q is also equipped with Hypersense™ a unique feature that expands the detection range from below 400nm to above 1,000nm, allowing to see and use laser illuminators that are not visible to standard military issue NVGs.  Gain a notable advantage in a multitude of environments worldwide with a system designed for the modern night vision user. *Note: The PD-PRO-Q is only available in the USA from Photonis Defense and a network of distributors.

8 Responses to “Photonis Defense PD-PRO-Q Panoramic Night Vision Goggle”

  1. Richie says:

    That is pretty cool… but the obvious followup question, who is using ultraviolet weapon lasers or illuminators?

    • Gyrfalcon says:

      Dont fall for the advertising. First they used a mix of different Phosphors – THAN the argument followed, that this blend is responding to some “extended” wavelength compared to P43 and P45 alone. The sub 400nm isnt really intersting yet, like you mentioned, so the only core benefit is the 850nm vs 940nm argument. To make use of this benefit you have to consider high-light scenarios where the Photonis blend “shines”: Less High Light Resolution loss, more UV reflection, more >850nm lights, and your >850nm light sources. On the other hand, if you are in no light scenarios the Photonis blend will grant you a theoretical wider band to respond to, but the image intesifier just has not enaugh gain, so you end up seeing less compared to some L3 filmless – so in that situation, you can not make use of the >850nm range. At the end: Generation 2 blends are responsive to the higher IR range, and while this is nice in theory, it makes no use in the real world.

  2. Ed says:

    How much we talking here, $$$ ? Couldn’t find the price on their website/link.

    I’d stick with L3 Harris GPNVD’s, battle tested and proven.


    • HSR47 says:

      I clicked the “find a distributor” link, and the first distributor’s site I checked had this listed for $40,300.

      • Ed says:

        Good for you! I’m not a distributor, love your condescending reply! No wonder not as many people comment here anymore.

        • some_guy says:

          I’m not a distributor and I was able to find it. Not sure how that reply was condescending.

        • HSR47 says:

          I wasn’t trying to be condescending, I was trying to be as helpful as possible with the information that I had. I was also trying to avoid writing a novel (which I tend to do).

          I gave details beyond “$40,300” because I stopped looking after I concluded that it was well beyond what I’m currently willing/able to spend on NV. I didn’t check their other listed distributors, and I imagine that the pricing could easily swing significantly between distributors.

          In other words, I was saying “It looks like it’s priced somewhere around $40,000, but if you price shop their distributors you might be able to grab them for less than that.”

    • BiblicalViolence says:

      Like the TNVCs, the end-user will be investing 40grand +/-