Currently standard issue for the US Armed Forces, the PVS-14 is the first choice for conducting combat operations to include dismounted terrain navigation in extremely low light conditions. This version of the PVS-14 utilizes a white phosphor tube which projects in black and white. Gradations of black and white are preferred over the traditional green color by many who report the new white phosphor tubes are less straining to the eyes during extended viewing and users are able to detect a greater range of detail and contrast over green.
The highly versatile Sentry PVS-14 system can be adapt from a hand-held to a hands-free single eye goggle, or as a night vision weapon system when coupled to a daytime close quarters battle sight.
Simple user controls include a 3-position switch (OFF/ON/Momentary and constant IR). The built-in IR light is practical for map reading and illuminating close targets in complete darkness. The system’s Generation 2+ 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 down to 66 feet, the PVS-14 Sentry is a powerful performer for use in confined as well as open spaces.