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What is the PVS-14?

The PVS-14 Monocular Night Vision Device (MNVD) is in widespread use by US Armed Forces as well as NATO allies around the world. It uses a third generation image intensifier tube, and is manufactured by Litton Industries as well as the ITT Corporation. It is often used 'hands free' using a head harness or attached to a combat helmet such as the PASGT, Advanced Combat Helmet, or Marine Lightweight Helmet. It can also be used as a weapons night sight. In addition, it was part of the equipment fielded in the US Army's Land Warrior program.


  • Field of View (Degrees): 40
  • Magnification: 1x
  • Resolution: 64 lp/mm
  • Integrated IR illuminator
  • IR and low-battery indicator in the field of view
  • Diopter Adjustment: +2 to -6 diopters
  • Objective Lens: F/1.2
  • Eyepiece Lens: EFL 26 mm
  • Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
  • Voltage Required: 2.7–3.0 Volts
  • Battery Type: 1 AA Batteries
  • Battery Life: Approx. 50 hrs at room temp. (dependent upon IR use)
  • Weight w/ batteries: 13.5 oz (380 grams)
  • Dimensions: 4.5" (L) × 2" (W) × 2.25" (H)
  • Operating temperature range (Degrees Celsius): -51 to +49
  • Storage Temperature Range (Degrees Celsius): -51 to +85
  • Multipurpose system: can be used hand-held, head/helmet/weapon/tripod mounted
  • U.S. manufactured image intensifier tube.



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