The US Armed Forces first choice for conducting combat operations
- Advanced US Gen III
- Mil Spec Optics
- Manual Gain Control
- Weapon Mountable
- Internal Low-Battery & IR Indicators
Currently in use by US Armed Forces, the PVS-14 is the first choice for conducting combat operations to include dismounted terrain navigation in extremely low light conditions.
The highly versatile PVS-14 system can be used as a hand-held or hands-free single eye goggle, or as a night vision weapon system when coupled to a daytime close quarters battle sight. Each system ships with a fully adjustable Headmount Assembly and adaptor to allow right or left eye use.
- PVS-14 Night Vision Mono-Goggle
- 1x f1.12 Objective Lens Assembly
- Soft Case
- Head Mount
- Sacrificial Filter
- Demist Shield
- Swing Arm Adapter
- AA Battery
- Lens Tissue
- Operating Manual
Simple user controls include a 3-position switch (OFF/ON/Momentary and constant IR). The system’s Generation 3 or Generation 2 (NO-6015 variant) image tube features Automatic Brightness Control and is protected by fully-automated sensors that shut off the unit within seconds if accidentally exposed to bright light. Sophisticated electronics turn off the PVS-14 when removed from the head or helmet mount or when shifted into to the “UP” position.
Light weight, rugged and waterproof, the PVS-14 is a powerful performer for use in confined as well as open spaces.
Third-generation (Gen 3) image intensifiers were developed in the mid-1970s and became available during the early 1980s. Gen 3 introduced two major technological improvements: the gallium arsenide (GaAs) photocathode and the ion barrier coating to the micro-channel plate. The Gas photocathode increases the tube's sensitivity to light from the near-infrared range of the spectrum, enables it to function at greater detection distances, and improves system performance under low-light conditions. Application of a metal-oxide ion barrier to the MCP increases the life of the image tube. The operational life of Gen 3 tubes is in excess of 10,000 hours, compared to that of Gen 2 tubes which is about 2,000 to 4,000 hours. This generation was implemented to reflect the change in the photocathode (tri-alkali replaced with GaAs).
Gated Filmless Technology
Gated filmless technology was created in 1998, but without the reliability required for military delivery. By removing the ion barrier film and "gating" the system power supply, the technology demonstrated substantial increases in target detection range and resolution. In the process, however, it was discovered by ITT, that the same performance results could be achieved using a Generation 3 tube, but with a thinner ion barrier film and an auto-gated power supply, without sacrificing reliability and life-span of the intensifier tube.
Auto-Gated Power Supply
When the power supply is "auto-gated," it means the system is turning itself on and off at a very rapid rate. This, combined with a thin film attached to the micro-channel plate (an ion barrier) reduces blooming. While "blooming" can be noticeably less on systems with a thin film layer, systems with thicker film layers can be perfectly acceptable depending on the end user's application. Deciding which night vision goggle is better should not be based solely on blooming.
Detailed Product Specifications
|Night Optics USA Part #
||1x (3x, 4x, or 5x optional)
|Field of View @1000 Yards
||40° @ 2184 ft
|Range of Focus
||10" to ∞
||+2 to -6
||Waterproof to 66 ft
||AA(1) /40 hours
||4.5" x 2.25" x 2"
||-60°F to 125°F
-40°C to +50°C
Night Optics USA, Inc. is widely recognized as an innovative industry leader and provider of professional quality, competitively priced night vision products. Their achievements are the result of a highly qualified team of professionals experienced in manufacturing and worldwide distribution of night vision and Thermal technologies for commercial, law enforcement and military applications.
They provide premium quality equipment at competitive prices while achieving the highest levels of customer satisfaction. They continuously evolve product lines to incorporate the latest technological developments and end-user input. They understand that, in some cases, lives may depend on the performance of their products, that is why every unit that leaves their facility must pass tough quality control standards testing.
All Gen 3 and Gen 2+ night vision image intensifier tubes and devices as well as thermal sensors and devices are subject to United States export rules and regulations. Valid export licenses may be issued by the U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, in accordance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR), Title 22, Code of Federal Regulation 120-130; or by the U.S. Department of Commerce in accordance with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), 15 CFR Parts 730-774.