The AN/AVS-6 Aviator’s Night Vision Imaging System (ANVIS) is a third-generation, helmet-mounted, direct-view, image-intensification device. It enables Aviators to operate more effectively and safely during lowlight and degraded battlefield conditions.
The low-light sensitivity represents a 35 to 40 percent improvement over the earliest ANVIS. Additionally, the gated power supply enables operation at significantly higher light levels than any of the previous designs. All ANVIS systems are capable of operating for 24 hours on a pair of AA batteries.