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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) and Armasight, Inc..[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. Nord Atlantic USA is the Military and Law Enforcement distributor of the AN/PVS-14 Gen 3 Autogated. [3] Morovision Night Vision is the Law Enforcement distributor of the NEPVS-14 for ITT Exelis.[4]

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 (1) AA size
  • 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. ^ "PVS-14D night vision monocular goggle". Retrieved 2016-01-09. 
  2. ^ "Exelis - AN/PVS-14 Night Vision Monocular Device". Retrieved 2016-01-09. 
  3. ^ "PVS-14 Night Vision". Retrieved 2016-01-09. 
  4. ^ [1] Archived November 27, 2013 at the Wayback Machine