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 Harris (Formerly ITT Exelis) Gen3 PINNACLE image intensifier tube. These tubes are hand-selected to meet current U.S. Military OMNI VIII contract specs and provide some of the cleanest images available. Harris is one of two factory manufacturers of image intensifier tubes in the United States and the largest producer of night vision in the world. They provide build the standard issue AN/PVS-14 for the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force. Harris PINNACLE tubes are feature a thinner thin –film than their L3 counterparts. This makes allows them to capture and process more light, providing the user with a brighter image. But, the thin-film means they do not hold up as well to weapon recoil. These tubes are weapons rated for 5.56x45mm NATO. Please note that while the Harris PINNACLE tube is an OMNI VIII Gen3 equivalent tube, 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 Harris 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.
MulticamTM is a patented camouflage pattern developed by Crye Precision and is currently in use by U.S. SOF personnel across the globe and U.S. Warfighters in Afghanistan. It was adopted early on by U.S. Military and Law Enforcement Special Operations units and is the most popular pattern on the battlefield. Like our FDE coating, our MulticamTM TNV/PVS-14’s, are professionally coated by a company that specializes in durable finishes. This officially licensed pattern is applied as a hydro-dip/water-transfer printing process. This is the same process used to produce durable pattern finishes on items such as Ops Core FAST Helmets. So, it is incredibly durable. Several coats of base and color are applied before the hydro-dip film. The unit is finished off with the same automotive/marine matte clear coat as the FDE units. While hydro-dipping will create some minor imperfections, they do not affect the performance or durability of the finish.
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.
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.
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