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Provides Soldiers with the capability to engage and execute close combat, combat support, and combat service support operations in very lowlight (starlight) conditions.
The AN/PVS-14 Monocular Night Vision Device (MNVD) is a head- or helmet-mounted passive device that amplifies ambient light and very near infrared energy to enable night operations. The system operates in conjunction with rifle-mounted aiming lights.
The AN/PVS-14 incorporates an infrared (IR) illuminator with a momentary and continuous-on switching function. IR operation and low-battery indicators display within the Soldier’s field of view. The AN/PVS-14 has a lightweight, fully adjustable military head strap allows for comfortable long-term use. A wide range of optional accessories includes high-magnification lenses and a helmet-mounting bracket. The AN/PVS-14 can mount to the M16 Rifle/M4 Carbine receiver rail.