CORE Technology

CORE™ (Ceramic Optical Ruggedized Engine) Image Intensifier technology

Thanks to the latest advancements in electro optical manufacturing Armasight redefines affordable high performance night vision with CORE™ (Ceramic Optical Ruggedized Engine) Image Intensifier technology.

Unlike Gen 1 Image intensifier tubes that are fragile by a virtue of being 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. This makes CORE™ IITs ideal for weapon sight application. Robust packaging envelop lacks easy-to-break protrusions common in Gen 1 tubes and allows for streamline design of lighter, compact and more reliable night vision devices.

CORE™ platform offers best in class resolution with up to 70 lp/mm, increased photocathode sensitivity level in upwards of 400μA/lm providing image quality in prevalent ambient light condition rivaling high-end Gen 2 image tubes.


  • Recoil proof
  • Superior Image quality
  • Affordable
Key Parameter Gen 1 Armasight CORE™ Gen 2
(Commercial Grade)
Photocathode Sensitivity, white light, μA/lm 150-250 350-400 300-500
Resolution, lp/mm, typical 27-40 60-70 45-55
Signal to Noise Ratio (SN), typical - - 18-21
Recommended Recoil, g, Max 200 500 500

 Armasight Spark CORE Multi-purpose night vision monocular