RANTEL is a multi-functional, high performance, modular, hand-held, passive night vision mini-monocular. It utilizes a single, 18mm ANVIS type GEN II+ or GEN III image intensifier tube to provide crisp, clear images under the darkest conditions. The “single tube/single eyepiece” approach to night vision missions is based upon the proven concept that independent use of each eye maximizes the ability of the user to operate under a wide range of low light conditions. With the RANTEL, the user retains his full peripheral vision in the unaided eye in conjunction with the 40° Field-of-View offered by the night vision device. The RANTEL can be hand-held or installed on a variety of standard and optional head mount/ helmet mount assemblies for hands-free use. The integrated near-IR illuminator enhances the ability of the user to read maps and operate in confined spaces. The RANTEL is compatible with all weapon mounted near-IR laser aiming and illuminating devices.