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Warrior East 18 – Norotos Improved Situationally Adjustable Mount

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Norotos unveiled their new Improved Situationally Adjustable Mount (I-SAM). It can be used in stand alone mode or as an adapter to other mounts.


Originally developed for an international client’s specific Night Vision Device, Norotos modified the I-SAM to accept other, more common systems. For instance, they’ve developed a completely new J Arm which is more compact, lighter, and stronger.


The secret is the clamp adapter which provides interface between device and Mount.

Additionally, they offer a clamp adapter interface for existing PVS-7s. This is particularly effective for 7s which are missing the mounting horn. Many LE organizations still have these devices, so this may be a good fit.


The I-SAM allows a PVS-14 to instantly be swapped from left eye to right eye and even stowed out of the way. Tension is operator adjustable and infinitely adjustable, with no presets, allowing for optimal customization.


US Army Awards Norotos $35 Mil Contract For Night Vision Mounts

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

The US Army recently announced a $35 million contract for the Norotos RHNO II – Helmet Mount configured either for MICH/ACH helmet, or PASGT helmet, as follows:

PN 1955010-1 RHNO II Helmet Mount Assembly, PASGT

PN 1955010-2 RHNO II ACH Helmet Mount Assembly, MICH

Norotos Inc.,* Santa Ana, California, has been awarded a maximum $35,625,106 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for helmet mounts for night vision systems. This was a competitive acquisition with two responses received. This is a five-year contract with no option periods. Location of performance is California, with a March 23, 2023, performance completion date. Using military service is Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2018 through 2023 Army working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland (SPRBL1-18-D-0010).


Warrior West – Norotos Universal Shroud-Light

Friday, May 6th, 2016

This is an update to the Norotos Universal Shroud-Light, which offers integrated light.

There are two banks of LEDs which consists of four White LEDs, two Red LEDs and two IR emitters. The user can choose between each color and IR as well as intensity from 4% to 100%. Additionally, the IR mode offers constant on or strobe. The shroud uses a single AA which will run the device for up to 14 hours.

A cool feature that Norotos has integrated into the design is that there is a small Red LED on the bottom of the shroud that shines while the IR mode is engaged so you will know it is on. The light is only visibie to the user.


Norotos – Dual Dovetail Adapter

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015


The Dual Dovetail Adapter replaces the standard PVS-14 “J” arm on PVS-14 goggles offering an Anti-Wobble interface. It’s adjustable, incorporates fully sealed circuitry and rapid right-eye to left-eye transition.

Weight: 2.25 oz. / 64 g.
Dimensions: 1.70L x 2.35W x 2.35H


New Norotos Helmet Mounts

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

While Norotos is constantly working on new products, I got to check out two new items that I think you’re really going to like.

First up is the Low-Sto which is the lightest, most compact mount on market. While it wasn’t appreciably lighter than its predecessor, its small stature means that your NODs will sit closer to your head when in the up, or stowed position. In addition to its compact size, It also features their new adjustable breakaway which can be set via the screw head seen in the upper left of the mount in the photo. Set at 10 lbs from the factory, it is adjustable from 5-30 lbs of force.


Even cooler is this next item, one of those, “Why didn’t I think of that?” products. The Universal Shroud Light is available in Black, Tan or Coyote. Just like the name implies, it integrates six angled LEDs into the housing which work in two banks (two and four LEDs). On the model I looked at the bottom two were Blue and the upper four were White light but they can configure them how ever you need. The beauty here is that the light source goes wear you are looking so you don’t have to constantly adjust a beam or crane your neck like on a side mounted light.


Looking at the shroud, the top right recessed button activates the light function such as bottom two or top four. The left button controls intensity from 4% up to 100%. It is powered by a single AA battery which stows in the integrated compartment below the shroud. The shroud incorporates a smart battery sensor which blinks twice once the battery reaches 50% of used capacity and steps the intensity of the beam down. It does this until the battery is exhausted. With a AA battery on low setting it will run over 40 hours.


Norotos INVG Mount

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

We’ve written several times about Norotos and their Improved Night Vision Goggle Mount and Dual Dovetail Adapter. This video we ran across is pretty good but ya gotta love the look on the guy’s face.


Norotos Product Briefing

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Norotos Director of Manufacturing Rob Prendergast gave us a great rundown on three products during last week’s Warrior Expo West.

The Universal Shroud fits helmets with one or three holes and can be fitted with a strap for helmets that are not drilled. It also features a low profile as well as a breakaway tether plug.

Adaptable to the PVS 7,14,15,18,21, the Improved Night Vision Goggle Mount is backward compatible to any standard mount out there. Of all three of these products it is the most versatile and most applicable due to its compatibility with a variety of systems and unparallelled adaptability.

Finally, the Dual Dovetail Adapter allows you to rapidly transition the sight from right to left eye or vice versa. It also turns the PVS14 off when in the up position and turns it back on when lowered.


Norotos products are available for agency purchase from www.ADSinc.com/Norotos.

Wilcox Lanyard/Norotos Universal Shroud Kitbash from GGT

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Grey Group Training has put out an excellent article explaining how to combine the new Wilcox Industries’ flush mount retractable NVG Lanyard with Norotos’ Universal Shroud. These new Wilcox lanyards are designed to flush mount on an Ops-Core VAS mount, but many troops are running Norotos mounts which do not have a lanyard. It seemed like a great combination to Grey Group, kind of like peanut and chocolate so they worked out how to mash them together.

Learn how here community.greygrouptraining.com.