Binoculars are a device which allows the user to view distant objects by magnifying them via a system of lenses and prisms.
Binoculars are generally used by United Nations Space Command military forces to observe the battlefield, gather information and locate enemies. Marine sniper-spotter teams have spotters with binoculars to observe and locate targets for the sniper. The UNSC binoculars have a digital display, which shows the temperature, as well as the distance to the target. Certain models of UNSC military binoculars are equipped with a stand to keep the device steady.
MJOLNIR Mk VI featured in Halo 2 was the first armor to have magnification system in-game. The MJOLNIR armor's binocular system featured in Halo 3 has the same radius as the one in Halo 2. The only difference is that it is more detailed and that it shows distance to the target. The Sangheili combat harness also has a built-in magnification system. Otherwise similar to the MJOLNIR's binoculars, it has a slightly different visor shape.
A marine sniper-spotter team with binoculars.
Cal-141 using binoculars to scope out the alien ruins.
An Unggoy Minor is detected scouting the ruins.
Observing two Kig-Yar standing guard.
 List of appearances
- Halo 2
- Halo 3
- Halo Wars
- Halo 3: ODST
- Halo: Reach
- Halo 4
- Halo: The Fall of Reach (First appearance)
- Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe
- Halo: Helljumper
- Halo Legends