Bangladesh Army uses AN/PVS-14 monocular night vision devices

Bangladesh Army uses AN/PVS-14 monocular night vision devices

Members of the Bangladesh Army use modern night vision devices such as NVG’s and thermal imaging systems. The NVD’s have been purchased from numerous sources including US, Canada and Greece. One such system is the AN/PVS-14 monocular night vision device from the US. It is designed for use by the individual soldier in a variety of ground-based night operations. 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 dark-adapted unaided eye provides situational awareness and vision of close-range objects, while the night vision aided eye provides long-range vision of potential threats and targets. This visual flexibility enables the soldier to move quietly and effectively under all night conditions.

Gen 3 image intensifier technology

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

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.

Key benefits

  • High resolution, high gain, and very high photoresponse in visible and near infrared
  • Multifunctional: Hand-held as a monocular, head-mounted, or helmet mounted as a single-eye goggle, or weapon-mounted as a night scope
  • Variable gain control for enhanced performance in altering light conditions
  • Light weight: 355 grams
  • Uses many components and ancillary accessories common to the AN/PVS-7
  • Uses universally available AA batteries
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