Passive Driver's Periscope (PDP)

With over 15,000 units sold since it was first launched, its robust design and excellent optical quality has made PDP the night vision periscope of choice for many armed forces.

Our Passive Driver’s Periscope, or PDP as it has become known, is a plug and play system requiring only vehicle power to operate. This image intensified sight produces a visible image derived solely from the amplification of available natural light in the night sky. Enabling drivers to drive at night, hatch down, without the use of artificial illumination and at speeds comparable to those achievable in daylight.

Kent Periscopes undertook a feasibility study to identify the fit, form and functional replacement components for obsolete parts within the in-service L7A1 PDP sight. Our design team worked hard to come up with a new design that upgraded the obsolete parts whilst utilising the existing housing to ensure that the upgraded unit can be a direct "swap out" for the old unit. The design has been successfully proven with a number of units that have been upgraded and tested.


Passive Driver's Periscope