Clip-on Sniper Night Sight (Clip-on SNS), AN/PVS-29

Clip-on Sniper Night Sight (Clip-on SNS), AN/PVS-29

This week’s equipment piece of the week is the AN/PVS-29 Clip-on Sniper Night Sight (Clip-on SNS), a lightweight, in-line weapon-mounted sight used in conjunction with the day optic sight on the M110 SASS. It employs a variable gain image tube that can be adjusted by the sniper depending on ambient light levels. When used in conjunction with the M110 day optical sight, it provides for personnel-sized target recognition at quarter moon illumination in clear air to a range of 600 meters. The Clip-on SNS has an integrated rail adapter that interfaces directly to the MIL-STD-1913 rail for quick and easy mounting to or dismounting from the weapon.

The Clip-on SNS allows a sniper to maintain the current level of accuracy with the M110 and to deliver precise fire within 1 minute of angle. Use of the Clip-on SNS does not affect the zero of the day optical sight and allows the M110 SASS to maintain bore sight throughout the focus range of the Clip-on SNS and the M110 day optical sight.

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