Alpha Optics AO-PVS-14 NV Monocular

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Alpha Optics AO-PVS-14 NV Monocular

Key Features:

- Compact, rugged design

- Head or helmet mountable

- Waterproof

- Manual gain control

- Ergonomic, simple, easy to operate controls

- Built-in Infrared illuminator and flood lens

- Bright light cut-off

- Automatic shut-off system

- MIL-STD-810

- Nitrogen purged

Standard Accessories:  

Demist Shield, Sacrificial Window, Neck Cord, AA Battery, Lens Cleaning Tissue, Shoulder Strap, Soft Carry Case

Optional Accessories:        

Head-mount Assemblies, Helmet Mount Assembly; J-Arm; Objective Lenses (3x, 5x, 6x); Weapon Mount; Camera Adaptor; Dual Bridge Mount; AO-ALPHACAM; OTIS lens swabs; Lens cleaning kit; Hard Waterproof Case

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Image Intensifier TubeGen 2+ or Gen 3
Magnification1x standard; 3x, 5x, 6x – optional
Field of View40°
Lens System26 mm; F/1.2
Focus Range0.25 m to infinity
Eye Relief25 mm
Manual Gain Control YES
Diopter Adjustment Range-6 to +4 dpt
Infrared Illuminator with flood lensBuild-in
Control DirectYES
LED IndicatorsYES (in FOV)
Battery TypeOne 1.5 V AA battery
Battery LifeUp to 40 hours at 20°C
Operating TemperatureFrom -51°C to +49°C
Environmental RatingIP67
Impact-ResistantYES; drop-test 1m
Dimensions110 x 61 x 65 mm
Weight w/o battery315 g


The Alpha Optics AO-PVS-14 multi-purpose night vision monocular is an outstanding choice for professional night vision applications. Its design is lightweight and tough with superb optics. The device is a complete unit, including an image intensifier tube, a protective and generally water-resistant housing, compatible with different types of mounting systems. A built-in IR illuminator makes it possible to use the unit in low light or total darkness. LED lights indicate low battery and show the user that the IR illuminator is on.

The AO-PVS-14 equipped with manual gain control enables an operator to manually adjust image brightness to adapt to current ambient light conditions. This feature becomes particularly useful in areas with frequently changing ambient lighting, for example in urban environment. The ability to control output image brightness helps reduce or eliminate the “night blindness effect”. When co-aligned with a red-dot type sight on a Picatinny rail the device becomes an integral part of a formidable night vision weapons sighting system.

The most versatile night vision system on the market, it can be handheld, or head/helmet-mounted for hands-free use, or attached to a camera or camcorder for nighttime photography. Designed for the most demanding nighttime military or law enforcement operations, it is also available for a wide range of applications for civilian users.