The PVS-14 is the standard-issue night vision optic serving US forces on the front lines of the Global War on Terror. Its phenomenal versatility makes it the premier choice for Law Enforcement Professionals as well. PVS-14’s can be mounted on helmets for hands-free use, behind weapon optics, or simply as a handheld device. As a monocular, the PVS-14 provides Gen3 night vision aid to one of the operator’s eyes, leaving the other to retain its natural night-adapted vision. This is important when changing light conditions in the field cause the user to go back and forth between aided and un-aided vision. Military and Law Enforcement operators need the ability to instantly switch between night vision and white light as the situation develops.
The TNV/PVS-14 is a U.S.-made Generation 3 night vision monocular based on the standard issue AN/PVS-14. Our professionally-trained and experienced technicians assemble the TNV/PVS-14 according to U.S. Military guide lines, using factory-new parts and hand-selected image intensifier tubes. We offer all TNV/PVS-14’s in several kit configurations to make sure end users get everything they want, while not paying for accessories they do not need.
This version of the TNV/PVS-14 is built with a new-production L3 Gen3 image intensifier tube. These tubes meet the current U.S. Military OMNI VIII contract specs and, provide some of the cleanest images available. L3 is one of two factory manufacturers of Gen3 image intensifier tubes in the United States. They provide the majority of goggle systems used by U.S. Special Operations Forces. These tubes are weapons rated for 5.56x45mm NATO. Please note that while the L3 tube tube meets all of the OMNI VIII Military Specifications, the entire TNV/PVS-14 system cannot be classified as MILSPEC because it is assembled by TNVC at our facility. Only fully factory-assembled L3 and ITT systems, built for a U.S. Military contract can be called MILSPEC. However, the TNV/PVS-14 provides the same performance.
The TNV/PVS-14 is available in several colors/finishes. Customers can choose standard black, Flat Dark Earth (FDE), or officially-licensed Crye MulticamTM. All of the housings start off as black. But, pure black sticks out like a sore thumb in the real world. This is why most Warfighters paint their black gear if given the opportunity. So, we have decided to offer the option of having a professional factory finish camouflage available on the TNV/PVS-14 and J-Arm. FDE is the standard base color used to camouflage into most environments. Our FDE coating is an eight-step process. Several coats of base and color are applied to provide a rich, matte surface. The final coats of matte clear are the same used in the automotive and marine industries. They provide a durable protective finish that will hold up to almost anything you can throw at it.
Because TNV/PVS-14’s are built to such a high standard, they require very little maintenance. At TNVC, we use the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine corps standards for both Maintenance and Repair of our PVS-14 monocular systems. These Preventative Maintenance Checks and Services are outlined in: ARMY TM 11-5855-306-10, MARINE CORPS 10271A-10/ 1A. These U.S. Military maintenance standards state that upkeep maintenance is not required unless something is visibly broken or the unit is malfunctioning. A copy of these standards is included with each system. But, if you feel the need to send your TNV/PVS-14 in for us to check over, you can do so once a year at no charge. However, un-needed disassembly can lead to premature parts wear and fatigue of your system. Preventative maintenance is not recommended.