The SABER-NIR illuminator provides high-power, near-infrared illumination for use with night vision and I2 imagers. With up to 499mW of adjustable NIR illumination, the SABER-NIR provides unsurpassed beam uniformity for the ultimate capability in feature resolution and target discrimination. Small and lightweight, the battery operated SABER-NIR can be rifle-mounted or handheld. With variable beam divergence and variable intensity from 10mW to 499mW, it can be used for both close quarter, long-range, and precision applications. The SABER-NIR provides a key tool for operators day or night.