CO-MR
CO-MR MG
Night Vision Clip-On Systems
Operation and
Maintenance Manual
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SAFETY SUMMARY
Before operating this product, carefully study this Operation and Maintenance Manual.
The Armasight CO-MR Night Vision Clip-On System is a precision electro-optical instrument and requires careful handling. To avoid physical danger or equipment damage when using the CO-MR, follow
all WARNINGS, CAUTIONS and NOTES.
Below you will find definitions of the alerts that appear throughout this Manual:
WARNING — Identifies a clear danger to the person operating the equipment.
CAUTION — Identifies risk of damage to the equipment.
NOTE — Serves to highlight essential procedures, conditions, statements, or conveys important instructional data to the user.
The information provided in this manual is for familiarization purposes only; the contents may undergo further
changes with no commitment by Armasight© to notify customers of any updates.
Armasight© assumes no responsibility for any misprints or other errors that this manual may contain.
©2012 by Armasight. All rights reserved.
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WARNING:
This product contains natural rubber latex which may cause allergic reactions! The FDA
has reported an increase in the number of deaths that are associated with an apparent sensitivity to natural latex proteins. If you are allergic to latex, it is good idea to learn which products
contain it and strictly avoid exposure to those products.
WARNINGS:
• When installing the equipment on a weapon, be sure the weapon is clear and the safety is on
before proceeding.
• It is recommended that you use an eyecup on the eyepiece of the day scope, allowing for the
eyepiece diameter and eye relief and having side paddle preferably in order to escape detection.
• The light from the infrared illuminator is invisible to the unaided eye. However, the light can
be detected by other night vision devices.
CAUTION:
• DO NOT dismantle the equipment.
• Keep the equipment clean. Protect it from moisture, dramatic temperature changes, and electric shocks.
• DO NOT drop or hit the equipment.
• Protect the equipment from overexposure to light: DO NOT activate the equipment in daylight with the objective lens cap removed; DO NOT aim the equipment at bright light sources
(a fire, car headlights, lanterns, street lamps, room lights, etc.).
• DO NOT force the equipment controls past their stopping points.
• DO NOT leave the equipment activated during breaks in operation.
• Verify that the equipment is off before installing a battery.
• DO NOT store the equipment with the battery still in it.
• To avoid deformation or damage, remove the light suppressor from the CO-MR before placing
the equipment in storage.
• Thoroughly clean and dry each item before placing them into the storage case.
• Scope Mounting Systems are not recommended for installing the CO-MR on firearms having
vigorous recoil (0.308 Win or stronger).
NOTES:
• Optical axes of the CO-MR and day scope should align. It is not recommended for the distance
between the axes to exceed 3 mm. If the difference in the axis heights of the CO-MR and day
scope above the weapon rail exceeds 3 mm, you will need to replace the day scope mounting
rings or monoblock.
• At operating temperatures below -20 °C (-4 °F), alkaline battery life will be severely reduced.
Under said conditions, the use of lithium battery is recommended.
• The equipment requires some level of ambient light (moonlight, starlight, etc.) to function
correctly.
• Performance of the device in nighttime conditions depends on the level of ambient light in
the environment. Please remember the following:
— The level of ambient light is reduced by the presence of clouds, shade, or objects that
block natural light (trees, buildings, etc.).
— The equipment is less effective when operated in shadows and other darkened areas.
— The equipment is less effective when operated in rain, fog, sleet, snow, dust or smoke.
— The equipment will not “see” through dense smoke.
• For the purpose of returning defective components, retain all packaging materials.
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LIST OF CONTENTS
TITLE
Safety Summary
List of Contents
List of Figures
List of Tables
How to Use This Manual
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1. INTRODUCTION
1.1 General Information
1.1.1 Type of Manual
1.1.2 Model Number and Equipment Name
1.1.3 Purpose of Equipment
1.1.4 Reporting Equipment Improvement Recommendations
1.2 Warranty Information and Registration
1.2.1 Warranty Information
1.2.2 Limitation of Liability
1.2.3 Product Warranty Registration
1.2.4 Obtaining Warranty Service
1.3 Cross References
1.4 List of Abbreviations
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2. DESCRIPTION AND DATA
2.1 System Description
2.2 Specifications
2.3 Standard Components
2.4 Optional Equipment
2.5 Key Features
2.6 System Limitations
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3. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
3.1. Installation and Mounting
3.1.1 CO-MR Battery Installation
3.1.2 IR850 Battery Installation
3.1.3 Installing the CO-MR on a Picatinny/Weaver Rail
3.1.4 Clamping Device Adjustment
3.1.5 Installing the CO-MR on the Lens of a Day Scope
3.1.6 Installing the Platform Ring on a Day Scope
3.1.7 Installing the Weaver Rail on the CO-MR
3.1.8 Fastening a Advanced Wireless Remote Control to Weapon
3.1.9 Installing the IR850
3.2 Controls and Indicators
3.2.1 CO-MR Controls and Indicator
3.2.2 IR850 Controls
3.3 Operating Procedures
3.3.1 Operating the CO-MR
3.3.2 Operating the IR850
3.3.3 Operating in Changing Light Conditions
3.3.4 Shut-Down
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4. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE AND TROUBLESHOOTING
4.1 Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS)
4.2 Operator Troubleshooting
4.3 Inspection Criteria for Proper Image Intensifier Tube Operation
4.3.1 Operational defects
4.3.2 Cosmetic Blemishes
4.4 Maintenance
4.4.1 General
4.4.2 Cleaning Procedures
4.4.3 Battery Removal and Replacement
4.5 Return Instructions
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APPENDIX
A. Estimation of Ambient Illumination Level
B. List of Spare Parts
C. Product Warranty Registration Card
Alphabetical Index
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LIST OF FigureS
FIGURE TITLE
2-1
2-2
2-3
2-4
3-1
3-2
3-3
3-4
3-5
3-6
3-7
3-8
3-9
3-10
3-11
3-12
3-13
3-14
4-1
4-2
4-3
4-4
4-5
4-6
B-1
CO-MR Night Vision Clip-On System as Delivered
CO-MR Night Vision Clip-On System
Standard Components
Optional Equipment
The CO-MR. Battery Installation
Positions of the Adapter in the Battery Cap
The IR850. Battery Installation
The CO-MR on a Picatinny Rail in Front of a Day Scope
Mount. Top View
Mount. Underside View
The CO-MR Installed on the Lens of a Day Scope Scope Mounting System
Estimation of the SMS Turning Angle
Platform Ring
Advanced Wireless Remote Control
IR850 Illuminator
CO-MR Controls and Indicator
IR850 Controls
Shading
Edge Glow
Emission Points and Bright Spots
Fixed Pattern Noise
Chicken Wire
Remote Control Unit. Battery Installation
CO-MR Spare Parts
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LIST OF Tables
TABLE
TITLE
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2-2
2-3
2-4
2-5
2-6
2-7
2-8
2-9
2-10
2-11
3-1
3-2
4-1
4-2
A-1
B-1
System Description
System Data
Mechanical Data
Electrical Data
Optical Data
Environmental Data
IR850 Data
Platform Ring Data
Scope Mounting Systems Data
Standard Components
Optional Equipment
CO-MR Controls and Indicator
IR850 Controls
Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
Operator Troubleshooting
Standard Natural Light Conditions and Illumination Values
CO-MR Spare Parts List
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HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
USAGE
You must familiarize yourself with this entire manual before operating the equipment. Before performing any kind of maintenance on your CO-MR, read the section on maintenance in its entirety. Follow all
WARNINGS, CAUTIONS, and NOTES.
MANUAL OVERVIEW
The Manual contains sections on operating and maintaining the CO-MR Night Vision Clip-On System.
Throughout this Manual, the Armasight CO-MR Night Vision Clip-On System will be referred to as the
CO-MR, “the device”, or “the equipment”.
Reference data for the estimation of ambient illumination levels can be found in Appendix A.
A list of spare parts appears in Appendix B.
The Product Warranty Registration Card is located in Appendix C.
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INTRODUCTION
1.1 GENERAL INFORMATION
1.1.1 TYPE OF MANUAL
Operation and Maintenance (including a List of Spare Parts).
1.1.2 Model Number and Equipment Name
Armasight CO-MR Night Vision Clip-On System
Armasight CO-MR MG Night Vision Clip-On System
1.1.3 PURPOSE of Equipment
The CO-MR is a night vision system intended to be used for short to medium ranges (normally up to 700
yards) in conjunction with a daytime sight, or riflescope (hereafter referred to as a “day scope”). When
mounted on a weapon in front of an existing day scope, the CO-MR adds to the scope’s capabilities a
night vision function, without affecting the boresight.
The CO-MR is compatible with most commercial and military specification day scopes or binoculars up
to 7X magnification and fits any Picatinny MIL STD 1913 or Weaver rail via the quick release mount.
Optional adapters make it possible to mount the CO-MR directly to the objective lens of a variety of
day scopes and binoculars.
A long-range IR850 illuminator (hereafter referred to as the IR850) enables use of the CO-MR in extremely low light conditions or total darkness. Other additional equipment, such as an infrared laser,
red dot sight, etc., may also be installed on the CO-MR.
NOTE:
The CO-MR can also be installed in front of the viewfinders of various instruments to widen the
operational illumination range.
1.1.4 Reporting Equipment Improvement Recommendations
Recommendations from the user for improvements to the device are encouraged.
Mail your comments to Armasight Inc., 815 Dubuque Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080, USA.
Or, send an email to info@armasight.com.
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1.2warranty INFORMATION and Registration
1.2.1 WARRANTY INFORMATION
This product is guaranteed to be free from manufacturing defects in material and workmanship under
normal use for a period of two (2) years from the date of purchase. In the event that a defect covered
by the below warranty occurs during the applicable period stated above, Armasight, at its discretion,
will either repair or replace the product; such action on the part of Armasight shall be the full extent of
Armasight’s liability, and the Customer’s sole and exclusive reparation. This warranty does not cover a
product if it has (a) been used in ways other than its normal and customary manner; (b) subjected to
misuse; (c) subjected to alterations, modifications or repairs by the Customer of by any party other than
Armasight without prior written consent of Armasight; (d) special order or “close-out” merchandise
or merchandise sold “as-is” by either Armasight or the Armasight dealer; or (e) merchandise that has
been discontinued by the manufacturer and either parts or replacement units are not available due to
reasons beyond the control of Armasight. Armasight shall not be responsible for any defects or damage that in Armasight’s view are a result from the mishandling, abuse, misuse, improper storage or
improper operation of the device, including use in conjunction with equipment that is electrically or
mechanically incompatible with, or of inferior quality to, the product, as well as failure to maintain the
environmental conditions specified by the manufacturer. THE CUSTOMER IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT
OPERATION OF THE EQUIPMENT DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS OR UNDER ANY EXCESSIVE LIGHT CONDITIONS MAY PERMANENTLY DAMAGE THE INTERNAL COMPONENTS OF THE UNIT AND SAID DAMAGE
WILL NOT BE COVERED UNDER THIS WARRANTY. This warranty is extended only to the original purchaser. Any breach of this warranty shall be enforced unless the customer notifies Armasight at the
address noted below within the applicable warranty period.
The customer understands and agrees that except for the foregoing warranty, no other warranties
written or oral, statutory, expressed or implied, including any implied warranty of merchantability or
fitness for a particular purpose, shall apply to the product. All such implied warranties are hereby and
expressly disclaimed.
1.2.2 Limitation of Liability
Armasight will not be liable for any claims, actions, suits, proceedings, costs, expenses, damages or
liabilities arising out of the use of this product. Operation and use of the product are the sole responsibility of the Customer. Armasight’s sole undertaking is limited to providing the products and services
outlined herein in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. The provision of products sold and services performed by Armasight to the Customer shall not be interpreted, construed,
or regarded, either expressly or implied, as being for the benefit of or creating any obligation toward
any third party of legal entity outside Armasight and the Customer; Armasight’s obligations under this
Agreement extend solely to the Customer. Armasight’s liability hereunder for damages, regardless of
the form or action, shall not exceed the fees or other charges paid to Armasight by the customer or
customer’s dealer. Armasight shall not, in any event, be liable for special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages, including, but not limited to, lost income, lost revenue, or lost profit, whether such
damages were foreseeable or not at the time of purchase, and whether or not such damages arise
out of a breach of warranty, a breach of agreement, negligence, strict liability or any other theory of
liability.
1.2.3 Product Warranty Registration
In order to validate the warranty on your product, Armasight must receive a completed Product Warranty Registration Card for each unit, or the Customer can complete a warranty registration on our
website, at www.armasight.com. Please complete the included form (Appendix C) and immediately
mail it to our Service Center:
Armasight Inc.
815 Dubuque Avenue
South San Francisco
CA 94080
United States of America.
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1.2.4 Obtaining Warranty Service
To obtain warranty service on your unit, the End-user (Customer) must notify the Armasight service
department via email. Send any requests to service@armasight.com to receive a Return Merchandise
Authorization number (RMA). When returning any device, please take in the product to your retailer, or
send the product, postage paid and with a copy of your sales receipt, to Armasight Corporation’s service center at the address listed above. All merchandise must be fully insured with the correct postage;
Armasight will not be responsible for improper postage or merchandise that becomes lost or damaged
during shipment. When sending product back, please clearly write the RMA# on the outside of the
shipping box. Please include a letter that indicates your RMA#, the Customer’s Name, a Return Address,
reason for the return, Contact information (valid telephone numbers and/or an e-mail address), and
proof of purchase that will help us to establish the valid start date of the warranty. Product merchandise returns that do not have an RMA# listed may be refused, or a significant delay in processing may
occur. Estimated Warranty service time is 10-20 business days. The End-user/ Customer is responsible
for postage to Armasight for warranty service. Armasight will cover return postage/ shipping after warranty repair to the End-user/ Customer only if the product is covered by the aforementioned warranty.
Armasight will return the product after warranty service by domestic UPS Ground service and/ or domestic mail. Should any other requested, required or international shipping methods be necessary, the
postage/ shipping fee will be the responsibility of the End-user/ Customer.
1.3 Cross References
Common Name Official Name
Allen Wrench
Socket Head Screw Key
Battery Compartment
Battery Box Cover
Shipping Case
Textile Bag
Cotton Swab
Disposable Applicator
Neoprene Jack Plug
Plug Assembly
O-Ring
Gasket
Safety Screw
Electrical Dial-Knob Lock
Pattern Generator
Optical Instrument Reticle
Lens Covers
Exit Port Covers
Paddle Switch
Remote Cable Switch
Batteries
AA
Technical Manual
Operator and Field Maintenance Manual
Tape Fastener Loop
Fastener, Loop Tape
Tape Fastener Hook
Fastener, Hook Tape
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1.4 List of Abbreviations
C
CCW
Cont’d
CW
F
g
Gen
H
hr
in
IR
IIT
kg
L
lbs
LED
lp/mm
lx
m
mm
MOA
mrad
mrad/lp
mW
nm
NO
NVD
oz
PMCS
RMA#
SEQ
SR
V
W
10
Celsius (Centigrade)
counterclockwise
Continued
clockwise
Fahrenheit
gram
Generation
Height
hour
inch
infrared
Image Intensifier Tube
kilogram
Length
pounds
Light Emitting Diode
line pairs per millimeter
lux
meter
millimeter
Minute of Angle
milliradian
milliradians per line pairs
milliwatt
nanometer
Number
Night Vision Device
ounce
Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
Return Merchandise Authorization number
Sequence
Service Representative
Volt
Width
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DESCRIPTION AND DATA
2.1 System DESCRIPTION
The CO-MR consists of two primary parts: the night vision device (hereafter referred to as NVD) and the
quick release mount, or mount. The CO-MR is delivered already assembled, as shown in Figure 2-1: the
mount (B) should be secured to the seating rail of the NVD (A) with two screws.
A
B
Figure 2-1. CO-MR NIGHT VISION CLIP-ON SYSTEM AS DELIVERED
The optical-electronic system of the NVD includes four main components: the objective and output
lenses, an image intensifier tube, and the body.
The objective lens focuses available light (photons) on the photocathode of the image intensifier tube
(IIT). The light energy causes electrons to be released from the cathode. After being amplified, the electron flow represents an intensified version of the original image of the scene. The electrons then strike
the IIT phosphor screen, which reacts to them by glow that is visible to the human eye. The image is
projected by the output lens from the IIT screen to infinity, and the resulting image is magnified when
viewed through the day scope. As such, when the CO-MR mounted in front of the day scope, it converts
the latter into a night vision sight.
The automatic brightness adjustment system maintains consistent image brightness, even in changing
light conditions.
The CO-MR MG version incorporates manual gain control, which allows the operator to increase or
decrease the brightness of the image to compensate for overly bright or extremely dark conditions.
The bright light protection system controls the existing ambient light through a photoreceiver, and
cuts off the IIT automatically when the illumination level exceeds the limit of 100…150 lx within 10
seconds. The CO-MR turns back on when removed from the excessive light.
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The automatic shut-off function preserves battery life should the CO-MR be inadvertently activated.
The CO-MR is powered by a single AA or CR123A battery.
The CO-MR uses a bi-color LED indicator to show the operator when the bright light protection system
is activated, or to indicate the battery condition.
The Picatinny/ Weaver mount has an adjustable lever-cam clamping device for easy, quick and reliable
mounting and removal of the CO-MR.
The CO-MR is shown in Figure 2-2. The ITEM NO. column in Table 2-1 indicates the number used to
identify items in Figure 2-2.
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2
3
4
10
9
12
8
16
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15
5
6
13
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Figure 2-2. CO-MR NIGHT VISION CLIP-ON SYSTEM
Table 2-1. SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
Item
Description
Item
Description
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2
3
Wired Cover
Battery Cap with Adapter
Focus Knob
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10
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Gain Control Knob*
Objective Lens Cap
Main Body
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5
6
7
8
Output Lens Cap
Turn-Pull Switch
LED Indicator (closed with Rubber Cap)
Battery Compartment
Photoreceiver (closed with Rubber Cap)
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14
15
16
Cam Lever
Lever Holder
Cam
Clamp
Mount
* CO-MR MG model only
2.2 Specifications
Table 2-2. SYSTEM DATA
ITEM
Magnification
Boresight Characteristics:
— Accuracy
— Retention
— Repeatability
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DATA
Unity (1X)
Factory aligned to ½ MOA or better
Permanent to within 1 MOA or better
Within ½ MOA
ITEM
DATA
System Resolution subject to Tube Resolution:
— 45 to 54 lp/mm
— 55 to 64 lp/mm
— Over 65 lp/mm
0.30 mrad/lp
0.25 mrad/lp
0.21 mrad/lp
Table 2-3. Mechanical Data
ITEM
DATA
Dimensions (L×W×H)
Device Weight* (without Mount)
Device Weight* (with Mount)
Light Suppressor Weight (#1/#2/#3)
Height of the CO-MR Axis above Picatinny/ Weaver Rail
184.3×82.6×83.7 mm (7.26×3.25×3.3 in)
0.7 kg (1.5 lbs)
0.75 kg (1.65 lbs)
23g (0.81oz)/ 27g (0.95oz)/ 31g (1.09oz)
37.8 mm (1.49 in)
* Without Battery
Table 2-4. Electrical Data
ITEM
DATA
Battery
Cell Life at 20 °C
Interrupting Time*
Single AA (1.5V) or CR123A (3V)
60 hr (3V) / 30 hr (1.5V)
60 minutes
* Optional feature. Interrupting Time setting can be changed at the production stage or the function can be completely
disabled.
Table 2-5. Optical Data
ITEM
DATA
Objective Lens Focal Length
80 mm
Objective Lens F/number
Focus Range
Field of View
Exit Pupil Diameter
1:1.67
10 m to infinity
12°
21 mm
Table 2-6. Environmental Data
ITEM
Operating Temperature
Storage Temperature
Illumination Required
Immersion
MIL-STD-810
DATA
-40 to +50 °С (-40 to 122 °F)
-50 to +50 °С (-58 to 122 °F)
Natural night illumination (overcast starlight to
moonlight)
10 m for 30 minutes
Complies
Table 2-7. IR850 DATA
ITEM
IR Emitter Type
Peak Wavelength
Half Width
DATA
LED
850 nm
20 nm
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ITEM
DATA
Divergence
Battery
Battery Life at 20 oC (68 oF)
Overall Dimensions with Mount (L×W×H)
Weight (with Mount, without Battery)
Operating Temperature
Storage Temperature
Immersion
MIL-STD-810
6 to 20°
Single CR123А (3V)
1.5 hr
121×41×37 mm (4.76×1.61×1.46 in)
0.08 kg (0.18 lbs)
-30 to +50 °С (-22 to 122 °F)
-30 to +50 °С (-22 to 122 °F)
Waterproof
Complies
Table 2-8. PLATFORM RING DATA
ITEM
DATA
Day Scope Fitting Diameter
30; 25.4 mm
Dimensions (L×W×H)
38×50×53.2 mm (1.5×1.97×2.09 in)
Weight
40 g (1.4 oz)
Table 2-9. Scope Mounting SystemS DATA
Scope
Mounting
System
Scope
Mounting
System 1
Scope
Mounting
System 2
Weight,
g
Overall
Dimensions,
mm
53
39.5×43×52.4
14
30,0
20; 24
38,0
61
44×49×62
42,0
32; 36
46,7
71
Scope
Mounting
System 6
Clear Aperture of Day
Scope Lens,
mm
25,4
Scope
Mounting
System 3
Scope
Mounting
System 4
Diameter of
the inserts,
mm
82
44×57.5×71
44x65.5x79
48,0
48,7-49,0
49,5
50,0
56,0
57,0
40; 42
50
58,7
93
44x70.5x84
62,0
56
Example of the scopes
Leupold 1,5-5x20 PR
Leupold 1,5-5x20 MR/T M2;
Zeiss 1,1-4x24T
Meopta Artemis 2000 4x32
Leupold Mark 4 3-9x36;
Leupold Mark 4 2,5-8x36;
Kahles 4x36
Leupold 3,5-10x40;
Leupold VX-II 3-9x40
Zeiss 1,5-6x42;
Swarovski PV-N 2,5-10x42
Meopta Artemis 3000 3-9x42;
Meopta Artemis 3000 4-12x40
Schmidt&Bender 10x42
Zeiss 2,5 10x50
Schmidt&Bender 3-12x50
Leupold 4.4-14x50;
Leupold VX-III 3,5-10x50
Zeiss 3-12x56;
Swarovski 2,5-10x56;
Kahles CSX 3-12x56
2.3 STANDARD COMPONENTS
The CO-MR standard components are shown in Figure 2-3 and listed in Table 2-10.
The ITEM NO. column indicates the number used to identify items in Figure 2-3.
4
3
5
13
12
1
6
7
8
14
2
9
10
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Figure 2-3. STANDARD COMPONENTS
Table 2-10. STANDARD COMPONENTS
ITEM no.
DESCRIPTION
QUANTITY
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CO-MR Night Vision Clip-On System
A night vision device intended for use in conjunction with a day scope.
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2
Single Lever-Lock Quick Release Picatinny Mount #27
A quick release mount used to install the CO-MR on a Picatinny/ Weaver rail.
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3
М4×8 Flat Head Socket Cap Screw
Used for attaching the mount or the optional Weaver rail to the CO-MR.
2
4
Advanced Wireless Remote Control
Wireless control used to operate the CO-MR in short-time activation mode.
Ensures quick and silent CO-MR activation/deactivation. Delivered with two
CR2016 (3V) batteries installed.
1
5
Picatinny Adaptor for Advanced Wireless Remote Control
A adaptor mounted to the Picatinny rail of an weapon. Allows the Advanced Wireless Remote Control to be installed on the weapon.
1
6
Light Suppressor 1
A rubber cup mounted to the CO-MR output lens to reduce light scattering. Used
when installing the CO-MR in front of day scopes with lens housing outer diameter
over the range 25.4 to 42 mm.
1
7
Light Suppressor 2
A rubber cup mounted to the CO-MR output lens to reduce light scattering. Used
when installing the CO-MR in front of ACOG 4×32 scope.
1
8
Light Suppressor 3
A rubber cup mounted to the CO-MR output lens to reduce light scattering. Used
when installing the CO-MR in front of day scopes with lens housing outer diameter
over the range 47 to 50 mm.
1
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IR850 Detachable Long Range Infrared illuminator
Long-range infrared illuminator equipped with a Weaver mount. Should be used
when there is little to no ambient light.
1
15
table 2-10. continued
ITEM no.
QUANTITY
DESCRIPTION
10
Platform Ring
A mounting system with a Weaver type rail. Allows the IR850 or other additional
equipment to be installed on a day scope with fitting diameter of 25.4 or 30 mm.
1
11
Special Wrench
An instrument used for repositioning the adapter in the CO-MR battery cap,
depending on the battery being installed.
1
12
CR123А Battery
A single lithium battery used to power the CO-MR. A single lithium battery used to
power the IR850.
2
13
Operation and Maintenance Manual
Provides safety information, equipment description, mounting procedures,
operating instructions, and preventive maintenance checks and services
(including a List of Spare Parts).
1
14
Hard Case
A protective case used for shipping/storage of the CO-MR and its accessories.
1
2.4 Optional Equipment
Optional items are shown in Figure 2-4 and listed in Table 2-11.
The ITEM NO. column indicates the number used to identify items in Figure 2-4.
The PART NO. column indicates the primary number used by the manufacturer to identify an item.
1
3
2
4
Figure 2-4. OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
Table 2-11. Optional Equipment
ITEN NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
Mount for IR illuminator #60
A Weaver type rail mounted to the CO-MR in place of its mount. Allows
the IR850 or other additional equipment to be installed on the CO-MR.
2
Scope Mounting System 1 #40
A mounting system used to install the CO-MR on the lenses of specified day scopes. Includes a clamp with inserts that will fit 25.4 and
30mm diameters.
Scope Mounting System 2 #41
A mounting system used to install the CO-MR on the lenses of specified day scopes. Includes a clamp with inserts that will fit 38 and
42mm diameters.
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Part no.
ANAM000031
ANAM000009
ANAM000010
table 2-11. continued
ITEN NO.
-
-
-
3
4
DESCRIPTION
Scope Mounting System 3 #42
A mounting system used to install the CO-MR on the lenses of specified day scopes. Includes a clamp with inserts for 46.7, 48, 48.7-49, 49.5
and 50mm fitting diameters.
Scope Mounting System 4 #43
A mounting system used to install the CO-MR on the lenses of specified day scopes. Includes a clamp with inserts for 56, 57 and 58.7mm
fitting diameters.
Scope Mounting System 6 #44
A mounting system used to install the CO-MR on the lenses of
specified day scopes. Includes a clamp with inserts for 62mm fitting
diameter.
Extended Rail Adapter #85
A mounting system used to install a day scope behind the CO-MR on
a weapon, using a short-mounting Picatinny/ Weaver rail.
SKB Mil-Standard Hard Shipping/Storage Case
A protective case used for shipping/storage of the CO-MR and its
accessories.
Part no.
ANAM000011
ANAM000012
ANAM000013
ANAM000045
ANHC000004
2.5 Key Features
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Converts your day scope, sight, or binoculars into night vision device
Mounts in front of any day scope with no re-zeroing required
Available in a variety of high performing Gen 2+ and Gen 3 image intensifier tube options
Wireless remote control
Automatic brightness control
Manual gain control for the best possible image contrast in both high and low light conditions (CO-MR MG model)
Powered by a single AA or CR123A battery
Bright light cut-off system
Bright light cut-off and battery condition indications
Interrupting Time 60 minutes (optional feature)
Filled with dry nitrogen to prevent internal fogging
Mounts on Picatinny/ Weaver rail with a quick release mount
Mounts on the lenses of specified day scopes with the optional adapters
Long-range IR850 illuminator
Mil Standard compliant
Limited two-year warranty
2.6 System limitations
The CO-MR requires some ambient light (moonlight, starlight, etc.) to operate. Factors that can reduce
natural night light and negatively affect the efficiency and operation of the CO-MR include: rain, fog,
sleet, snow, and smoke; passing cloud cover and objects that produce shadows; and low-contrast environments such as snow-covered territory, sandy deserts, large bodies of water or grassy hills.
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3
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
3.1 Installation and Mounting
CAUTION:
To protect the image intensifier tube when the device is not in use or when it is being operated
in daylight, keep the protective objective lens cap securely fitted over the lens.
3.1.1 CO-MR Battery Installation
NOTE:
At operating temperatures below -20 °C (-4 °F), alkaline battery life will be severely reduced.
Under said conditions, the use of lithium battery is recommended.
CAUTION:
Ensure that the device is off before installing a battery.
Install the battery as follows (refer to Figure 3-1):
1. Unscrew the battery cap (A) and check the position of the adapter (B). See Figure 3-2 for the correct
positioning of the threaded adapter, which changes depending on the battery being installed.
2. If necessary, change the adapter position in the cap.
3. Install the battery (C) into the battery compartment (E). Follow the battery symbol (D).
4. Replace the battery cap (A).
A
B
C
d
E
Figure 3-1. THE CO-MR. BATTERY INSTALLATION
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Battery cap
Battery cap
Adapter
Adapter
CR123A
AA
Figure 3-2. POSITIONS OF THE ADAPTER IN THE BATTERY CAP
3.1.2 IR850 Battery Installation
CAUTION:
Ensure that the IR850 is off before installing the battery.
Install the CR123A battery as follows (refer to Figure 3-3):
1. Unscrew the battery cap (A).
3. Install the battery (B) into the battery compartment. Align the plus sign on the battery with the plus
sign on the cap face.
4. Replace the battery cap (A).
B
A
Figure 3-3. IR850. BATTERY INSTALLATION
3.1.3 Installing the CO-MR on a Picatinny/ Weaver Rail
WARNING:
When installing the equipment on a weapon, verify that the weapon is clear and that the safety
is on before proceeding.
WARNING:
It is recommended that you use an eyecup on the eyepiece of the day scope, allowing for
the eyepiece diameter and eye relief and having side paddle preferably in order to escape
detection.
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NOTE:
Optical axes of the CO-MR and day scope should align. It is not recommended for the distance
between the axes to exceed 3 mm. If the difference in the axis heights of the CO-MR and day
scope above the weapon rail exceeds 3 mm, you will need to replace the day scope mounting
rings or monoblock.
Install the CO-MR on a Picatinny/ Weaver rail in front of a day scope as follows:
1. Unscrew the output lens cap and place it in the storage case.
2. Remove the light suppressor from the storage case. Screw it into the output lens’ thread in place of
the cap.
3. Unlock the clamping device of the CO-MR mount by pushing down on the lever holder (B, see Figure
3-5) and unlocking the cam lever (A).
4. Install the CO-MR on the Picatinny/ Weaver rail in front of the day scope so that the stop (B, see Figure
3-6) slides into one of the rail’s transverse slots. The light suppressor should cover the day scope’s
objective lens.
5. Affix the CO-MR to the rail by locking the cam lever (A, see Figure 3-5).
6. Verify that the clamping device is firmly holding the CO-MR. If necessary, adjust the clamping device
as detailed in Part 3.1.4 (Clamping Device Adjustment).
Figure 3-4 shows the CO-MR and a day scope installed with the optional Extended Rail Adapter on a
weapon, using a short-mounting Picatinny/ Weaver rail.
Figure 3-4. THE CO-MR ON A PICATINNY RAIL IN FRONT OF A DAY SCOPE
LOCKED
POSITION
UNLOCK
POSITION
B
A
Figure 3-5. MOUNT. TOP VIEW
A
B
C
LOCKED
POSITION
UNLOCK
POSITION
Figure 3-6. MOUNT. UNDERSIDE VIEW
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3.1.4 Clamping Device Adjustment
Adjust the mount clamping device as follows (refer to Figure 3-6):
1. Unlock the clamping device and remove the CO-MR from the weapon.
2. To tighten/loosen the clamping device, push the cam (C) towards the arrow (which will cause the nut
(A) to slide out of its hollow) and turn the nut (A) CW/CCW respectively, in one-two increments (see
note below). Much like when the cam (C) is released, backward-moving springs will cause the nut (A)
to slide back into its hollow.
NOTE:
The eight-sided nut of the clamping device will only fit into its hollow if turned in one of the
discrete positions using increment equal to 360°/8.
4. Verify that the adjusted lever-cam lock holds the weapon/ TAM mounting rail firmly.
5. Repeat the procedure to adjust the clamping device’s second lever-cam lock.
3.1.5 Installing the CO-MR on the Lens of a Day Scope
Use the optional Scope Mounting System (SMS) to install the CO-MR on the lenses of day scopes.
NOTE:
The adapters differ in attaching diameters and must fit with the day scope parameters specified
in Table 2-9 (Scope Mounting Systems Data).
NOTE:
The CO-MR cannot be attached to the scope having a focus ring on the objective lens’ housing.
CAUTION:
The Scope Mounting Systems are not recommended for installing the CO-MR on firearms having vigorous recoil (0.308 Win or stronger).
The CO-MR installed on the lens of a day scope is shown in Figure 3-7.
Figure 3-7. THE CO-MR INSTALLED ON THE LENS OF A DAY SCOPE
Install the CO-MR on the lens of a day scope as follows (refer to Figure 3-8):
1. Using a 2.5 mm Allen key, unscrew the both М4×8 screws fixing the CO-MR mount. Remove the
mount from its seating rail and put it with the screws into the storage case.
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2. Take off the output lens cap and put it into the storage case.
3. With the nut (B) loosened, place the insert (C) into the SMS’s clamp (A).
4. Screw the SMS into the CO-MR’s output lens thread.
5. With the nut (B) loosened, slide the CO-MR with the SMS onto the lens of the day scope as far as it
goes.
6. Tighten the nut (B) using a screwdriver.
e
f
A
b
d
c
Figure 3-8. Scope Mounting System
If the position of the SMS’s clamping nut is unhandy, it is possible to change it as follows:
1. Decide on desirable position of the nut and estimate the angle through which the SMS should be
turned CW (see Figure 3-9).
2. Remove the SMS from the CO-MR.
3. Using a screwdriver, remove the both M2×2.5 screws (F, see Figure 3-8) and then unscrew the ring
(E).
CAUTION:
To loosen the ring (E), only use its two auxiliary non-threaded holes (D), avoiding the use of the
threaded ones.
4. Using a turning machine, cut the inside face of the ring (E). The value of cutting (in millimeters) is
equal to the value of turning angle (in angular degrees) divided by 360°.
5. Screw the ring (E) into the SMS’s body with its cut end directed inwards and tighten it.
6. After applying a small amount of thread lock to the threads, affix the ring (E) with the two M2×2.5
screws (F).
Desirable Position
of the Nut
Nut
Figure 3-9. ESTIMATION OF THE SMS TURNING ANGLE
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3.1.6 Installing the Platform Ring on a Day Scope
The platform ring installed on a day scope is shown in Figure 3-4.
Install the platform ring on the mounting tube of the day scope as follows (refer to Figure 3-10):
1. Using a 3 mm hex key, unscrew the both clamp screws (C).
2. Place the ring’s clamps (D, E) onto the scope’s mounting tube with/ without the pair of inserts (A), depending on the mounting tube size (25.4/ 30 mm respectively). Screw the clamps together without
tightening the screws (C).
3. Adjust position of the platform ring until its Weaver rail (B) is level. Apply a small amount of thread
lock to the threads and tighten the screws (C).
c
b
d
A
e
Figure 3-10. PLATFORM RING
3.1.7 Installing the Weaver Rail on the CO-MR
The CO-MR with the optional Weaver rail is shown in Figure 3-7.
Install the Weaver rail on the CO-MR as follows:
1. Using a 2.5 mm Allen key, unscrew the both М4×8 screws fixing the CO-MR mount. Remove the
mount from its seating rail and put it into the storage case.
2. Install the Weaver rail in place of the removed mount, and after applying a small amount of thread
lock to the threads, affix the rail with the two M4×8 screws.
3.1.8 FASTENING A Advanced Wireless Remote Control TO WEAPON
Using Velcro tape (A), fasten the Advanced Wireless Remote Control (B) (Figure 3-11) to your weapon in
an easily accessible place (e.g., on the front of the rifle stock) on the side of the CO-LR’s control compartment preferably.
If your rifle has a Picatinny or Weaver rail on the forend you can use the Picatinny adaptor for Advanced
Wireless Remote (C). Install adaptor on the rail. Insert the remote control unit in the adapter.
A
B
B
C
Figure 3-11. Advanced Wireless Remote Control
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3.1.9 Installing the IR850
The IR850 (Figure 3-12) is delivered ready-assembled with a dedicated mount, to be installed on the
Weaver rail of the CO-MR. The mount clamp (A) has a spherical hinge that allows to tilt the IR850.
Mount the IR850 on the Weaver rail as follows:
1. With the nut (D) loosened, install the mount (B) on the Weaver rail so that the stop (C) slides into one
of the transverse slots of the rail.
2. Tighten the nut (D) using a screwdriver.
A
B
C
D
Figure 3-12. IR-850 Illuminator
3.2 Controls and Indicators
CAUTION:
DO NOT force the equipment controls past their stopping points.
3.2.1 CO-MR Controls and Indicator
The CO-MR controls and indicator are shown in Figure 3-13 and defined in Table 3-1. The ITEM NO. column indicates the number used to identify items in Figure 3-13.
4
3
2
1
Figure 3-13. CO-MR CONTROLS AND INDICATOR
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Table 3-1. CO-MR CONTROLS AND INDICATOR
item no. CONTROL/INDICATOR
1
FUNCTION
Turn-Pull Switch Activates the CO-MR, when turned to ON position.
NOTE:
Both ON and “BATTERY” end positions of the switch can only be entered
if the spindle is pulled before turning.
Actuates the battery check mode, when turned to “BATTERY” position (see
note above).
Actuates standby mode, when turned to STB.
Deactivates the CO-MR, when turned to OFF.
Bi-color LED
PERMANENT GREEN GLOW indicates excessive light conditions. After 10
Indicator
seconds the image intensifier tube will be cut off. The CO-MR turns back
again when moved away from the excessive light.
PERMANENT RED GLOW indicates usable condition of the battery.
FLASHING RED LIGHT indicates a low battery.
Gain Control
Adjusts the brightness of the image.
Knob*
Focus Knob
Focuses the objective lens. Adjusts for sharpest view of the scene. The
total focus range is covered with 0.5 turn of the knob. Directions of focus
(sharper to softer) are designated by a double arrow on the knob.
Remote Control Activates/deactivates the CO-MR in standby when pressed/released.
Button
2
3
4
-
* For CO-LR MG model only
3.2.2 IR-850 Controls
The IR850 controls are shown in Figure 3-14 and defined in Table 3-2. The ITEM NO. column indicates the
number used to identify items in Figure 3-14.
A
B
Figure 3-14. IR850 CONTROLS
TABLE 3-2. IR850 CONTROLS
item no. CONTROL/INDICATOR
1
Power Switch
2
Lens
FUNCTION
Switches the IR850 on/ off and adjusts for radiated power. Four on-positions are located between two OFF positions, and are each marked with a
different-sized spot. The larger the spot, the greater the radiated power.
Adjusts for IR beam divergence. Adjustment range is covered with approximately one turn of the lens.
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3.3 OPERATIng Procedures
3.3.1 Operating the CO-MR
Operating procedures should be performed in night light conditions only.
CAUTION:
Use of the CO-MR in brightly lit conditions may damage the image intensifier tube.
CAUTION:
Pay attention to the caution notice on the objective lens cap: “DO NOT REMOVE IN DAYLIGHT”.
CAUTION:
Remember that external light indication is one of the factors which make you detectable. Mask
the LED indicator with the cap, if necessary.
1. Verify that the battery is installed as required.
2. Perform a visual estimation of the illumination level in the viewing area, using the reference data
presented in Appendix A. You can begin operating the CO-MR if the illumination level is less than
1 lx.
3. Remove the objective lens cap and place it over the lens’ housing.
CAUTION:
Before removing the objective lens cap, verify that the photoreceiver is open.
4. Verify that there are no bright light sources in the CO-MR’s field of view. Turn the device on. After a
slight delay, a green glow will appear in the day scope’s output lens.
CAUTION:
Avoid exposing the device to bright light sources such as firelight, headlights, searchlights, etc.,
as these can damage the CO-MR.
5. To operate the CO-MR in short-time activation mode, turn the device on standby. To activate the COMR, press and hold the remote control button. Release the remote control button to deactivate the
CO-MR.
6. Observe the scene. Adjust the focus by rotating the CO-MR focus knob until the image becomes
clear and sharp.
7. Adjust the image contrast by rotating the CO-MR gain control knob.
8. If the day scope includes a focusing ring (i.e., parallax adjustment knob), adjust the focus for a parallax free image.
9. Turn on the day scope’s reticle illumination and adjust the reticle brightness.
CAUTION:
DO NOT leave the CO-MR activated if it is not being used.
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NOTE:
Automatic interrupting time is 60 minutes. To resume operation, you will need to restart the
CO-MR..
3.3.2 Operating the IR850
Use the IR850 in poor light conditions or complete darkness.
CAUTION:
The light from the IR illuminator will be invisible to the naked eye. However, the light can be
detected by other NVDs.
CAUTION:
DO NOT leave the IR850 activated when the device is not in use.
1. After examining a scene with the CO-MR, turn the IR850 on.
2. To change the radiated power level, turn the power switch to one of the spots between the two OFF
positions.
3. To adjust IR beam divergence, turn the lens.
4. To adjust the IR spot position in the field of view, loosen the clamp screw and tilt the IR850 as required in the spherical clamp hinge. Tighten the screw using a 2.5 mm hex key.
3.3.3 Operating in Changing Light Conditions
If a mission must be carried out in changing light conditions, you can deactivate the bright light protection system of the CO-MR. To shut down the protection system, close the photoreceiver with the cap.
CAUTION:
After your mission is complete, open the photoreceiver by removing the cap.
3.3.4 Shut-Down
Shut-down the CO-MR as follows:
1. Turn off the device. The green glow will disappear.
2. Place the cap over the objective lens.
3. Place the cap over the LED indicator.
4. Remove the CO-MR from the weapon/ day scope lens.
5. Remove the light suppressor from the output lens.
6. Screw the cap into the output lens thread.
7. Remove the IR850 from the CO-MR.
8. Remove the batteries.
CAUTION:
DO NOT store the equipment with the battery still in it.
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CAUTION:
Remove the light suppressor from the CO-MR to avoid deformation or damage.
9. Ensure that the CO-MR and any accessories are clean and dry before placing them into the storage
case.
10.Place the CO-MR and any accessories into the storage case.
11.Store the CO-MR and accessories in the appropriate locations in the case and close the cover.
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4
PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE AND
TROUBLESHOOTING
4.1 Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
(PMCS)
Table 4-1: Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services, has been provided so that you can keep your
equipment operable and in good condition.
Perform all functional tests in the order listed in Table 4-1.
Operating Procedures are detailed in Chapter 3.
Always observe any CAUTIONS that appear in the table.
Explanation of Table Entries:
“SEQ NO.” column. Sequence numbers are for reference and appear in the order required to perform
checks and services.
“LOCATION/ ITEM TO CHECK/SERVICE” column. Indicates the location and the item to be checked
or serviced.
“PROCEDURE” column. Details the checking/ servicing procedure.
“NOT FULLY MISSION CAPABLE IF…” column. Indicates what faults will prevent your equipment
from operating successfully.
TABLE 4-1. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
Seq
No.
Location Item to
Check/Service
PROCEDURE
Not Fully Mission
Capable If ...
BEFORE OPERATION CHECKS
1
Completeness
Inventory items by comparing them with the data specified Items are missing.
in this manual.
2
Body
Inspect for cracks or damage. Scratches and gouges are OK Cracked or damaged. Screw or knob is
if operation is not affected. Inspect for missing parts (screws, missing.
knobs).
3
Objective Lens Cap
Inspect for cuts, tears and dirt. Clean as required.
4
Output Lens Cap
Inspect for dirt. Check ease of installation and removal. Clean Cap is difficult to remove.
as required.
5
Battery Compartment/ Cap with
Adapter
Check to make sure the adapter is present. Check for corro- Retainer is broken. Cap, O-ring or battery
sion, cap damage or retainer breaks. Check O-ring for cuts or adapter is damaged or missing.
damage.
6
Switch
Check for operation (without battery).
Cap is torn or cut.
Switch is inoperative.
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table 4-1. continued
Seq
No.
Location Item to
Check/Service
PROCEDURE
Not Fully Mission
Capable If ...
7
Lenses
Inspect for cleanliness, scratches, chips or cracks. Clean as Chipped or cracked. Scratches hinder virequired.
sion through the CO-MR.
8
Focus Knob
Check to ensure there is free rotation through full range of Knob is inoperative.
travel (0.5 turn).
9
Photoreceiver with Inspect the photoreceiver for cleanliness, scratches. Clean as Photoreceiver is damaged. Cap is damCap
required. Check for cap damage or retainer breaks.
aged. Retainer is broken.
10
LED Indicator with
Cap
Inspect the indicator for cleanliness, scratches. Clean as re- Photoreceiver is damaged. Cap is damquired. Check for cap damage or retainer breaks.
aged. Retainer is broken.
11
Remote Control Unit Check for damage. Check Velcro tape for wear.
12
Light Suppressor
Inspect for cuts, tears. Check ease of installation and re- Light suppressor is torn or cut.
moval.
Damaged. Unit or tape is missing.
13
Mount
Inspect for damage or corrosion, and for missing parts. Check Damaged. Some parts are missing. Clampfor proper operation.
ing device is inoperative.
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Platform Ring
Inspect for damage and missing parts.
Damaged. Missing parts.
15
IR850 Body, Mount
Inspect for damage and missing parts.
Damaged. Missing parts.
16
IR850 Battery Cap,
Power Switch
Check O-ring for damage. Check for proper operation.
O-ring is damaged or missing. Switch is
inoperative.
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IR850 Lens
Inspect for cleanliness, scratches, chips or cracks. Clean as re- Lens is chipped or cracked. Lens is sticking
quired. Check to ensure there is free rotation through the full or too loose when turned.
range of travel (one turn).
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Scope Mounting
System
Inspect for damage and missing parts.
Damaged. Missing parts.
OPERATIONAL CHECKS
CAUTION:
The objective lens cap has an axial pinhole, which allows operational testing of the CO-MR in daylight. Activate the CO-MR in daylight
with the objective lens cap on or in dark conditions.
NOTE:
Daylight checks are described below.
CAUTION:
DO NOT forget to open the photoreceiver after finishing operational checks.
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Turn-Pull Switch
Insert the battery. Remove the output lens cap. Close the No green glow.
photoreceiver with the cap. Turn the device on. Look for
green glow in the output lens (after a slight delay).
Open the photoreceiver and LED indicator. Look through the Green glow is present. Green glow of the
output lens and wait about 10 seconds for the green glow to indicator is absent.
disappear.
Turn the switch to “BATTERY” position. Look for the red glow Red glow is absent.
of the LED indicator.
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Remote Control
Close the photoreceiver. Turn the device on standby. Press Green glow is absent.
and hold the remote control button. Look for the green glow
in the output lens. Release the button. Turn off the device.
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Gain Control Knob*
Turn the device on. Rotate the gain control knob to ensure it Knob does not adjust the screen brightadjusts the screen brightness.
ness.
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Viewed Image
Inspect for any operational defects (refer to Section 4.3: Shading, edge glow, flashing, flickering,
Inspection Criteria for Proper Image Intensifier Tube Opera- and intermittent operation, or excessive
tion).
cosmetic defects are found.
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IR850 Illuminator
Insert the battery. Mount the IR850 onto the CO-MR. Turn the No light appears on the wall.
IR850 on. Direct the radiated beam at a wall from a distance of
about 5 m. Look through the CO-MR. A square of light should
appear on the wall.
AFTER CHECKING PROCEDURES
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* For CO-LR MG model only
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Turn off the IR850 and CO-MR. Screw the protective cap
into the CO-MR output lens thread. Place the cap over the
LED indicator. Remove the batteries. Return the CO-MR and
all accessories to the storage case.
4.2 Operator TROUBLESHOOTING
The purpose of troubleshooting is to identify the most commonly occurring equipment malfunctions,
their probable causes, and the corrective actions required to fix them.
Table 4-2 lists the common malfunctions that may occur during the operation or maintenance of the
CO-MR. Perform the tests, inspections, and corrective actions in the order listed in the table.
This table cannot list all of the malfunctions that may occur with your CO-MR, or all of the tests
and corrective actions that may be necessary. If you experience an equipment malfunction that is
not listed, or is not fixed by the corrective actions listed in the table, please contact Armasight’s Customer Service center.
TABLE 4-2. Operator Troubleshooting
Malfunction
CO-MR fails to activate.
Poor image quality.
PROBABLE CAUSE/ TEST/INSPECTION
Corrective Action
Battery is missing or improperly installed.
Insert battery or install correctly.
Battery is dead.
Replace the battery.
Battery surfaces or contacts are dirty or
corroded.
Clean the contact surfaces with a pencil eraser
and/or alcohol and cotton swabs.
Remote control unit is damaged.
Please contact Customer Support.
Remote control batteries are dead.
Replace the batteries as per Part 4.4.3.
Defective image intensifier tube.
Please contact Customer Support.
Check focus.
Refocus.
Objective and output lenses are dirty.
Thoroughly clean the surfaces of each lens.
Damaged optical components.
Please contact Customer Support.
LED indicator fails to activate.
Visual inspection.
Please contact Customer Support.
CO-MR affects boresight after
installation or during the firing.
Factory alignment is broken.
Please contact Customer Support.
Hindered rotation of the battery cap.
Dirty cap thread.
Clean the thread.
Damaged cap thread.
Please contact Customer Support.
Battery adapter difficult to remove.
Check for damaged battery adapter and
battery cap.
If damaged please contact Customer Support.
Light visible around light suppressor.
Incorrect position of the CO-MR in relation
to the day scope.
Reposition the CO-MR on the Picatinny/ Weaver
rail.
Check the light suppressor resilience.
If light suppressor is defective please contact Customer Support.
IR850 fails to activate.
Battery is missing or improperly installed.
Insert battery or install it correctly.
Battery is dead.
Replace the battery.
IR850 damaged.
Please contact Customer Support.
4.3 Identification of Operational Defects
4.3.1 Operational defects
Operational defects relate to the reliability of the intensifier, and are an indication of instability. If identified, the user will need to return the CO-MR immediately. Operational defects include shading, edge
glow, flashing, flickering, and intermittent operation.
A. Shading
If shading is persistent, you will not be able to see a fully circular image (Figure 4-1). Shading is a very
dark, high-contrast area with a distinct line of demarcation present, and you cannot see an image
through it. Shading always begins on the edge, and will eventually migrate inward until it spans across
the entire image area. If you notice shading with your device, please contact Customer Support.
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SHADING
Figure 4-1. shading
NOTE:
Verify that any shading is not the result of improper eye-relief adjustment.
B. Edge Glow
Edge glow is a bright area (it sometimes appears to be coloring) in the outer portion of the viewing area
(see Figure 4-2). To check for edge glow, block out all light from the device by cupping a hand over the
lens. If the image tube is displaying edge glow, the bright area will still show up; if edge glow occurs,
please contact Customer Support.
EDGE
GLOW
Figure 4-2. EDGE GLOW
C. Flashing, Flickering, or Intermittent Operation
The image may appear to flicker or flash. If there is more than a single flicker, check for a loose battery
adapter or a weak battery. If flickering continues, please contact Customer Support.
4.3.2 Cosmetic Blemishes
Cosmetic blemishes are usually the result of manufacturing imperfections. They do not affect the reliability of the image intensifier, and are not normally a cause for returning the CO-MR. However, some
types of cosmetic blemishes can worsen over time and interfere with the user’s ability to properly operate the device during missions. If you believe a cosmetic blemish is cause for returning the device, record the specific nature of the problem on the maintenance forms and use the clock method to identify
the position of the blemish and its approximate distance from the center (e.g., 5:00 toward the outside,
2:30 near the center, or 1:00 midway).
The following are examples of cosmetic blemishes:
A. Bright Spots
A bright spot is a small, non-uniform bright area that may flicker or appear constant (Figure 4-3).
Not all bright spots make the CO-MR returnable. Cup your hand over the lens to block out all light. If the
bright spot remains, please contact Customer Support.
Bright spots usually go away when all light is blocked out. Verify that any bright spots are not simply the
result of bright light in the area you are observing. Bright spots are acceptable if they do not interfere
with the user’s ability to view the scene or perform missions.
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B. Emission points
Emission points are steady or fluctuating pinpoints of bright light in the image area that do not go away
when all external light is blocked from the objective lens (Figure 4-3). The position of an emission point
within the image area does not move. Not all emission points are cause to return the CO-MR. Verify that
emission points are not simply light sources present in the scene you are observing. Emission points are
acceptable if they do not interfere with the user’s ability to perform missions.
EMISSION
POINT
BRIGHT
SPOT
Figure 4-3. EMISSION POINTS AND BRIGHT SPOTS
C. Black Spots
Black spots are cosmetic blemishes in the image intensifier or debris between the lenses. Black spots are
acceptable as long as they do not interfere with the user’s ability to observe the scene. No action is required
if this condition is present, unless the spots interfere with the operator’s ability to perform missions.
D. Fixed-pattern Noise
Fixed-pattern noise is usually a cosmetic blemish characterized by a faint hexagonal (honeycomb) pattern that appears throughout the viewing area. This typically occurs in excessively lit environments or
when viewing very bright lights (See Figure 4-4). This pattern can be seen in every image intensifier if
the level of light is high enough. This condition is acceptable as long as the pattern does not interfere
with the user’s ability to view an image or interfere with their ability to perform missions.
Figure 4-4. FIXED-PATTERN NOISE
E. Chicken Wire
Chicken wire is an irregular pattern of dark thin lines that can appear in the field of view, either throughout the image area or in sections of the image area (See Figure 4-5). In the worst-case scenario, these
lines will form hexagonal or square, wave-shaped lines. No action is required if this condition is present,
unless it interferes with the user’s ability to view the image or their ability to perform missions.
Figure 4-5. CHICKEN WIRE
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4.4 Maintenance
4.4.1 General
The section regarding CO-MR operator maintenance consists of operational tests, inspections for unit
serviceability, cleaning and mounting procedures, troubleshooting, and replacement instructions for
a limited number of parts. Maintenance instructions covered elsewhere in this manual (PMCS, troubleshooting, etc.) are not repeated in this section.
CAUTION:
The CO-MR is a precision electro-optical instrument, and must be handled carefully at all times
to prevent damage to the device body or mechanisms.
4.4.2 CLEANING PROCEDURES
CAUTION:
Thoroughly dry each item before placing them into the storage case.
Clean the CO-MR and IR850 as follows:
1. Gently brush off any dirt from the device’s body using a clean soft cloth.
2. Moisten the cloth with fresh water and gently wipe external surfaces (except for glass surfaces).
3. Dry any wet surfaces (except for glass surfaces) with another clean, soft, dry cloth.
4. Using a lens brush, carefully remove all loose dirt from the glass surfaces.
5. Slightly dampen a cotton swab with ethanol. Gently and slowly wipe the lenses (including the photoreceiver and LED indicator). Without touching the lens holders, clean the glass surfaces in circular
movements, beginning in the centre and moving out towards the edge. Change the cotton swab
after each circular stroke. Repeat until the glass surfaces are clean.
6. Clean the battery surfaces and contacts with a pencil eraser and/or alcohol-dampened cotton
swabs.
Clean optional equipment with a soft brush (cloth), soap, and water as required.
4.4.3 Battery Removal and Replacement
Refer to Parts 3.1.1 and 3.1.2 for the CO-MR and IR850 battery installation procedure, respectively.
Replace the remote control batteries as follows:
1. Using a screwdriver, unscrew the four screws (A, Figure 4-6) that affix the cover to the bottom of the
unit. Remove the cover.
2. Replace the batteries with two new ones (CR2016, 3V). Stack the batteries in its place under the leaf
contact spring with the minus contacts directed towards the electric board, as the minus sign etched
on the board indicates.
3. Replace the cover and retighten the screws (A).
A
Figure 4-6. Remote Control Unit. Battery Installation
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4.5 Return Instructions
For service, repair or replacement, please email: service@armasight.com.
To assist the Service Representative (SR) with determining whether or not an item is repairable, please
provide the following information:
1. Serial Number of the defective item. This is engraved on the CO-MR’ seating rail.
2. Thorough description of the malfunction, defect or damage.
3. An explanation of how the malfunction, defect or damage occurred, if known.
If the SR determines that the item is under warranty or should be returned for repair, a Return
Material Authorization number (RMA#) will be provided. RMA can be obtained via e-mail to
service@armasight.com or via phone by calling Armasight Customer Service at (888)959-2259 Ext. 2 or
via fax (888)959-2260.
When returning the CO-MR for service or repair, the following procedures should be done to prevent
any additional damage:
1. Verify that the CO-MR is free of all contaminants, such as dirt or any other foreign material.
2. Remove the battery.
3. Place the cap over the objective lens.
4. Screw the cap into the output lens thread.
5. Place the caps over the photoreceiver and LED indicator.
6. Place the CO-MR and its accessories into the shipping case.
7. Place the CO-MR and a copy of the test report or detailed description of the failure in a suitable packing/shipping container. Mark the package with the RMA#. Ship using a fast, traceable service. Shipping must be prepaid by the Customer.
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Appendix
A. ESTIMATION OF AMBIENT ILLUMINATION LEVEL
Table A-1 lists some common natural light conditions and their corresponding representative illumination values.
TABLE A-1. Standard Natural Light Conditions and Illumination Values
Standard Natural Light Conditions
Illumination Value, lux
Quarter moon
0.05
Full moon
0.30
Late twilight sky
1.00
Twilight sky
10.00
Overcast sky in the daytime
500.00
B. LIST OF SPARE PARTS
The parts authorized in the below list of spare parts are required for operator maintenance. This list
includes parts that must be removed in order to replace authorized parts.
The ITEM NO. column indicates the number used to identify items in Figure B-1.
The PART NO. column indicates the primary number used by the manufacturer to identify an item; this
number controls the design and characteristics of the item by means of its engineering, specifications,
standards, and inspection requirements.
5
6
4
3
2
11
12
13
14
17
1
16
15
21
10
18
19
7
8
9
Figure B-1. CO-MR Spare Parts
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TABLE B-1. CO-MR LIST OF SPARE PARTS
ITEM NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
DESCRIPTION
Objective Lens Cap
Focus Knob
Battery Cap
Battery Cap Retainer
Output Lens Cap
Turn-Pull Switch
Gain Control Knob (only CO-MR MG)
Single Lever-Lock Quick Release Picatinny Mount #27
Photoreceiver Rubber Cap
LED Indicator Rubber Cap
Advanced Wireless Remote Control
Picatinny Adaptor for Advanced Wireless Remote Control
CR123А Battery
Operation and Maintenance Manual
Light Suppressor 1
Light Suppressor 2
Light Suppressor 3
IR850 Detachable Long Range Infrared illuminator
Platform Ring
Special Wrench
Hard Case
Battery Adapter (not shown)
CR 2016 Battery for RC (not shown)
М4×8 Flat Head Socket Cap Screw (not shown)
PART NO.
COMROBLC
COMRFK
COMRBC
COMRBCR
COMROLC
COMRTS
COMRGKC
COMRQRM
COMRPRC
COMRIRC
ANWR000001
ANRA000002
ALT
COMROMM
ANEC000005
ANEC000006
ANEC000007
IAIR850IR000001
COMRPR
COMRSW
COMRHC
COMRBA
ALT
ALT
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C. Product Warranty Registration Card
In order to validate the warranty on your product, Armasight must receive a completed Product Warranty Registration Card for each unit, or the user must complete warranty registration on our website (www.armasight.com). Please complete the included form and immediately mail it to our Service
Center:
Armasight Inc.,
815 Dubuque Avenue,
South San Francisco,
CA 94080, USA
ARMASIGHT PRODUCT WARRANTY REGISTRATION CARD
PRODUCT INFORMATION
Product Name
Purchased From
Purchase Date
Product Serial #
CUSTOMER INFORMATION
Name
Address
City
Day Phone #
Country
Zip
Home Phone #
E-mail address
Customer Signature Required
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ALPHABETICAL INDEX
A
L
Abbreviations 10
Length 13
B
M
Battery Installation 18
Maintenance 29, 34
Black Spots 33
Mounting 18
Bright Spots 32
O
C
Operating Instructions 18
Cautions 2
Operational Defects 31
Cell Life 13
Operator Troubleshooting 31
Chicken Wire 33
P
Cleaning 34
PMCS 29
Cosmetic Blemishes 32
S
E
Safety Summary 2
Edge Glow 32
Shading 29
Emission Points 32
Shut-down 28
F
Spare Parts 36
Fixed-Pattern Noise 32
System Description 11
Flashing, Flickering, or Intermittent Operation 32
S
G
Turn Switch 12, 25
General Information 7
W
H
Warranty Information 8
Height 13
Weight 13
I
IR Illuminator 15, 24, 25
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CA 94080, USA
Phone: (888)959-2259
Fax: (888)959-2260
Intl Phone/Fax: (650)492-7755
info@armasight.com
CAUTION:
This product contains natural rubber latex
which may cause allergic reactions! The FDA
has reported an increase in the number of deaths
that are associated with an apparent sensitivity
to natural latex proteins. If you are allergic to
latex, it is a good idea to learn which products
contain it and strictly avoid exposure to those
products.
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