The AN/PVS-14 Monocular Night Vision Device (MNVD) is a head- or helmet-mounted passive device that amplifies ambient light and very near infrared energy to enable night operations. The system is designed for use in conjunction with rifle-mounted aiming lights.
The AN/PVS-14 incorporates an infrared (IR) illuminator with a momentary and continuous-on switching function. IR operation and low-battery indicators are displayed within the Soldier’s field of view. The AN/PVS-14 has a lightweight, fully adjustable military head strap that allows for comfortable long-term use. A wide range of optional accessories includes high-magnification lenses and a helmet-mounting bracket. The AN/PVS-14 can be mounted to the M16 Rifle/M4 Carbine receiver rail.