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Land Warrior PVS-14 Night Vision Device.jpg
An AN/PVS-14 night vision device.
Type Passive/Active
Place of origin  United States of America
Category Head-mountable
Service history
In service 2000 – present
Used by United States Armed Forces, Canadian Armed Forces
Wars Global War on Terrorism
Production history
Designer ITT Industries
Designed 2000
Manufacturer ITT Industries
Number built > 15,000
Variants AN/PVS-14D, NEPVS-14, PVS-14
Weight 392 grams
Dimensions (LxHxW) 4.5 inches (l) x 2.14 inches (h) x 2 inches (w)
Resolution (lp/mm) >64 lp/mm
Mode of Operation Passive
II Tube MX-11769
Tube Form Factor 18mm
Field Of Vision 40 degrees
Range of Detection 350m (Starlight)
Range of Recognition 300m (Starlight)
System Zoom
Generation 3
Can use these tubes ITT F9815

The AN/PVS-14 Monocular Night Vision Device (MNVD) is in widespread use by the United States Armed Forces as well as NATO allies around the world.[1] It uses a third generation image intensifier tube, and is manufactured by Litton Industries (Now L-3 Warrior Systems) as well as the ITT Corporation (Now ITT Exelis).[2] 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 U.S. Army's Land Warrior program. The PVS-14 is used by the Law Enforcement community under the name "Night Enforcer NEPVS-14". Morovision Night Vision is the Law Enforcement distributor of the NEPVS-14 for ITT Exelis.[3]

The designation AN/PVS translates to Army/Navy Portable Visual Search, according to Joint Electronics Type Designation System guidelines.

  • Resolution: 64 lp/mm (Typ)
  • Film: Thin-Film
  • Gate: Auto-Gated
  • Brightness Gain: Adjustable from 25 to more than 3000 fL/fc
  • Magnification: 1x
  • Field of View: 40º
  • Objective Lens: f/1.2
  • Eyepiece Lens: EFL 26 mm
  • Diopter Adjustment: +4 to -6
  • Range of Focus: 25 cm to infinity
  • Voltage Required: 1.5 Volts
  • Battery Type: One (1) AA size
  • Battery Life: Approx. 50 hrs at room temp
  • Weight: 12.4 oz (351.53 grams)
  • Dimensions: 4.5” (L) x 2” (W) x 2.25” (H)
  • Operating Temperature: -51°C to +49°C
  • Storage Temperature: -51°C to +49°C

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