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Land Warrior PVS-14 Night Vision Device.jpg
An AN/PVS-14 night vision device.
Place of originUnited States
Service history
In service2000–present
Used byUnited States Armed Forces, Canadian Armed Forces, Ukrainian Armed Forces
WarsGlobal War on Terrorism
Production history
DesignerITT Industries
ManufacturerITT Industries
Unit cost$4,650 (1996)[1]
No. built> 500,000+
VariantsAN/PVS-14D, NEPVS-14, PVS-14
Weight316 grams
Dimensions (L×H×W)4.5 inches (l) x 2.14 inches (h) x 2 inches (w)
Resolution (lp/mm)>64 lp/mm
Mode of OperationPassive
II tubeMX-11769
Tube form factor18mm
Field of vision40 degrees
Range of detection350m (Starlight)
Range of recognition300m (Starlight)
Can use these tubesITT 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.[2] It uses a third generation image intensifier tube, and is primarily manufactured by Litton Industries (Now L-3 Warrior Systems) and ITT Corporation (Now Harris Inc. formerly Exelis [3] )[4] 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. Nord Atlantic USA is the Military and Law Enforcement distributor of the AN/PVS-14 Gen 3 Autogated. [5] Morovision Night Vision was the Law Enforcement distributor of the NEPVS-14 for ITT Exelis.[6]

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: 1×
  • Field of View: 40°
  • 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 AA battery
  • Battery Life: Approx. 50 hrs at room temp
  • Weight: 12.4 oz (351.53 grams)
  • Dimensions: 4.5″ (L) × 2″ (W) × 2.25″ (H)
  • Operating Temperature: −51°C to +49°C
  • Storage Temperature: −51°C to +49°C

See also[edit]


  1. ^ OICW Overview, 5 January 1996,slide 62,
  2. ^ "PVS-14D night vision monocular goggle". Archived from the original on 2014-11-13. Retrieved 2016-01-09.
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Exelis - AN/PVS-14 Night Vision Monocular Device". Archived from the original on 2016-01-01. Retrieved 2016-01-09.
  5. ^ "PVS-14 Night Vision". Retrieved 2016-01-09.
  6. ^ Enforcer.html Archived November 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine