Knight’s Armament Company has a long history of building and delivering combat-tested night vision devices to NATO Special Operations Forces. Their Clip-On Night Vision Devices (CNVD’s) have been serving both military and law enforcement units throughout the Global War on Terror and have earned a reputation as high performing, durable optics.
The AN/PVS-30 is a MIL-SPEC, SOCOM-issued CNVD designed to attach to a weapon system in front of an existing day optic. It provides operators with instant nighttime engagement capabilities, providing extreme flexibility on the battlefield because operators do not need to carry a separate weapon platform dedicated to night use. When the sun sets, the AN/PVS-30 is simply removed from a pack and attached to MIL-Standard M1913 Picatinny Rail in front of the day optic. It is just as easily removed when the sun returns.
The AN/PVS-30 has been faithfully serving US Special Operations Forces during the Global War on Terror. It is appropriate for long range rifles. The long refractive lens gathers a very large amount of ambient light. The system is carefully collimated (boresighted) at the Knight’s Armament factory to within 0.5 MOA. This means that any POA/POI shift will be mechanically less than ½ MOA. Depending on the individual rifle’s setup, it is possible that no deviation will occur. The Harris Exelis (ITT) PINNACLE image intensification tube is shock isolated to withstand large bore recoil including .50 BMG. It delivers a stunning amount of light amplification. The power knob doubles as a manual gain control, allowing operators to adjust the intensity of the image to the amount of ambient light. Focus is quick and easily adjusted by turning a large collar studded with little knobs for extra purchase while wearing gloves.
The AN/PVS-30 is ideal for use with high magnification day optics on long-range weapon systems. At the same time, it can easily pair with intermediate range scopes. The sweet spot for magnification is between 12-15X, but urban areas and full moons will allow for usable resolution up to 20X. A grown man can be recognized out to 1,000 meters under a ¼ moon.
Knight’s Armament patented Single Interchangeable Battery (SIB) technology allows the AN/PVS-30 to function off of commonly fielded batteries. It can run for up to 24 hours off a single AA or CR123 battery. The tethered battery cap can be flipped to accommodate either while a rubber cap protects the exposed/unused side. In fact, the highly efficient circuit allows use of a depleted flashlight battery to provide several hours of operation.
Export of Night Vision Equipment or related accessories (such as manuals) is strictly regulated by the US Department of State in accordance with the guidelines of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). It is a major crime to ship or carry US manufactured night vision devices outside the borders of the United States, punishable by fines and prison sentences. Ignorance of these regulations will not hold up in court. By purchasing night vision equipment from TNVC, you attest that you will not attempt to export or carry this night vision equipment outside the borders of the United States. Also, it illegal to allow a non-US Citizen to look through US Gen3 Night Vision Devices, even on US soil. Again, this is a crime punishable by fines and prison sentences.