The NVAG-9 consists of a lightweight binocular, which can be mounted to a variety of helmets using the mounting adapter. Simple to operate, the system is powered by a dual-battery compartment power pack that provides the pilot with immediate reserve power. The power pack uses AA alkaline batteries (provided).
The NVAG-9 goggles are available with a range of image intensifier tube performance levels. These specifications combine to offer significantly improved performance for the user, regardless of the light levels. For domestic use the NVAG-9 is equipped with DO-275 specified class B coatings on the objective lenses.
The 27mm eye-relief eyepieces consistently provide high quality imagery regardless of eyepiece positioning. Most importantly, they ensure that all air crew members retain the full 40° field of view, even those who wear prescription corrective lenses. The binocular also provides individual interpupillary adjustment. This simplifies the task of centering the eyepiece to each eye. To maximize viewing and comfort, the NVAG-9 also features a fore /aft adjustment over a range of 27mm and a tilt adjustment over a range of 10 degrees.