Sunday, November 27, 2022

US donates AN/PVS-14 night vision monoculars to Ukraine

The Armed Forces of Ukraine received new AN/PVS-14 night vision monoculars donated by the United States on 14 February. 

According to the, the equipment was officially handed over in a ceremony at the US Embassy in Ukraine, with the participation of the Head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Viktor Muzhenka.

The United States has donated a total 2500 AN/PVS-14 night vision monoculars worth approximately USD5.8 million to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, noted Ukrainian military website.


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The AN/PVS-14 night vision monocular developed by Harris is in widespread use by the United States Armed Forces as well as NATO allies around the world.  It features the superior performance of the Gen 3 F9815 image intensifier tube with a variable gain control to achieve an optimum balance in the images seen by both eyes.

The AN/PVS-14 provides increased versatility without the need to carry multiple types of specialized equipment.

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For weapon firing, the AN/PVS-14 can be mounted on a MIL-STD-1913 weapon rail behind a standard collimated dot sight. When fitted with the 3X magnifier, the unit fits similarly behind the collimated dot sight. This configuration provides the soldier with a 3X night scope, significantly increasing the range of the AN/PVS-14 for weapon firing. Alternatively, the AN/PVS-14 can be used with the same sight but remain head or helmet mounted for increased situational awareness and mobility. MIL-STD-1913 weapon rails allow use of the AN/PVS-14 with most types of assault rifles. When ordering the AN/PVS-14, please specify the exact type of weapon and/or type of helmet that will be used.

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