ARMASIGHT Spark CORE Multi-purpose night vision monocular

Part Number: NSMSPARK01CCIC1
$ 499.00

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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.



  • CORE (Ceramic Optical Ruggedized Engine) technology intensifier tube
  • Built-in IR illuminator
  • Left or right eye use
  • Lightweight
  • Compact and robust design
  • Easy to operate
  • Serviceability under severe conditions
  • High-performance
  • Highly reliable
  • Powered by single CR123 battery
  • Weapon-mountable
  • Head or helmet-mountable for hands-free usage
  • Adaptable for use with cameras
  • Compatibility with most weapons, IR laser aiming/ illuminating devices, reflex sights, and scopes
  • Water and fog-resistant
  • Limited two-year warranty


IIT Generation CORE
Resolution 60-70 lp/mm
Magnification 1x, standard (3x, 5x optional)
Lens System F/1.7; 35mm
Field of View 35°
Focus range 0.25m to Infinity
Exit Pupil Diameter 8 mm
Eye Relief 20 mm
Diopter Adjustment -5 to +5 dpt
Infrared Illuminator Yes
IR Indicator Yes (Led)
Power Supply CR123 Lithium 3V (1) or CR123 type rechargeable batteries with voltage 3.2V (1)
Battery Life up to 40 hrs
Environmental Rating Water and Fog-Resistance
Operating Temperature -40° to +50°C (-40° to +122°F)
Storage Temperature -50° to +70°C (-58° to +158°F)
Overall 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
* All data subject to change without notice.  
ARMASIGHT Spark CORE is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Armasight core is spot on! I retired from the US Army after 24 years of service. Over that tenure I used many different brands and types of night vision devices. The Armasight core gives you a great Big Bang for your buck.
Date published: 2016-06-12
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what's the correct helmet mount and AR15 mount for this item?and can you please send quotation for both of them. Also can you shipped to Ireland?

Asked by: goymon123
For a helmet mount there is a couple factors that determine which mount/adapter you need. If your usimg a Norotros Rhino mount then you need a Armasight#37 adapter which is a bayonet style and if your using the newer TATM or Wilcox helmet mounts youll need a Armasight#172 which is a dovetail adapter and imo the better of the 2 by far
Answered by: Corps Tactical
Date published: 2016-09-07

Which swing arm is correct for the Spark CORE? The #37 is listed in the optional accessories, but the Spark is not listed as compatible. Thanks

Asked by: Jesse
The 37 works perfect if using a bayonet mount and the 172 is even better but thats for a dovetail mount
Answered by: Corps Tactical
Date published: 2016-09-07

Is this unit compatible with a helmet (even if I have to buy an aftermarket mounting system)?

Asked by: Shadow
Yes you will need either a Armasight #37 adapter or #172 depending on which helmet mount you have. A regular Rhino mount which is cheap and easy to find youll need the #37
Answered by: Corps Tactical
Date published: 2016-09-07

Is the ARMASIGHT Spark CORE capable of seeing through windows?

Asked by: brad
Yes, and no. If there is enough light on the other side of the window, absolutely. In my experience, the Spark has Gen 2 resolution with Gen 1 amplification. So most times, it needs an IR source for illumination, except for ample ambient light from street lights or a full moon. If you activate an IR flashlight, it will bloom back in the NOD, and you won't see anything through the window.
Answered by: TreeHugR
Date published: 2016-09-04

Does this have bright source protection?

Asked by: Luke
no sir
Answered by: alexp
Date published: 2016-06-27

Can you guys send it to Spain?

Asked by: Santiago12
Ask Saborit International
Answered by: saborit International
Date published: 2016-06-18

Hi,  Is the scope mount available for the spark a front mount or rear?  Also, what is the max caliber recoil the spark can handle? Thanks

Asked by: OCCIV
rear mount, max .308
Answered by: alexp
Date published: 2016-05-05

A couple photos of the SPARK show it in use with an ACOG scope set up in front of the ACOG on the rail. How is this accomplished and with what mount? Thanks

Asked by: Burke
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