The AN/PVS-14 Monocular Night Vision Device (MNVD) is in widespread use by US Armed Forces as well as NATO allies around the world. It uses a third generation image intensifier tube, and is manufactured by Litton Industries as well as the ITT Corporation. 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 US Army's Land Warrior program.

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


  • Field of View (Degrees): 40
  • Magnification: 1X
  • Resolution: 64 lp (typical)
  • Brightness Gain: Adjustable from 25 to more than 3000 fL/fL
  • Diopter Adjustment: +2 to -6 diopters
  • Objective Lens: F/1.2
  • Eyepiece Lens: EFL 26 mm
  • Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
  • Voltage Required: 2.7 - 3.0 Volts
  • Battery Type: Two AA size (although the latest ITT version uses a single AA battery)
  • Battery Life: Approx. 50 hrs at room temp.
  • Weight w/ batteries: 13.5 oz (380 grams)
  • Dimensions: 4.5" (L) x 2" (W) x 2.25" (H)
  • Operating Temperature Range (Degrees Celsius):-51 to +49
  • Storage Temperature Range (Degrees Celsius):-51 to +85
  • NSN: 5855-01-432-0524


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