The PVS-14 night vision monocular may be the top choice for tactical use by the U.S. military and NATO forces, but its applications extend much further, making it a viable device for many activities requiring powerful night vision capability.
These devices are a favorite among hunters and nighttime wildlife viewers. If you are looking for a superior device for night-adapted vision, the SI/PVS-14 Gen 3 may be just what you need.
What Is the SI/PVS-14 Gen 3 Monocular?
A PVS-14 is a device that provides increased visibility in the dark. The SI/PVS-14 Gen 3 allows you to see using night vision technology through one eye while using the other to see the world through sharp, clear night vision.
Steele Industries offers various types of PVS-14s, two of which use Elbit systems tubes. You can choose between green and white phosphor technologies. White phosphor systems provide superior vision, with grayscale coloration and a better image. However, green phosphor systems are the more affordable options and great for entry-level use. Each of their monocular products has the following features:
Battery operation: Lenses only require single AA batteries to operate and have a 45-hour battery life at room temperature. A low battery indicator lets you know when to swap batteries.
Objective lens: The objective lens has an aperture of F/1.2 and a focus range of 10 inches to infinity, giving you excellent vision for a variety of activities.
Gain control: The system gain control allows for adjustable manual gain control, allowing you to gain upward or downward.
Waterproof: Monocular products are waterproof down to 60 feet for approximately two hours.
Warranty: They guarantee their products for 10 years and provide limited lifetime service.
Comfort: Their monocular products are lightweight, making them comfortable to carry in your hand or on your helmet. The optional soft eye cup adds to the comfort and improves your ability to focus through the lens.
PVS-14s have expansive capabilities and provide the same 40-degree field of vision as many goggles. You may consider optional accessories such as a front lens cap, lens tissue, shoulder strap, camera adapter, and soft carry case. If you are in a moist environment or experience rapid temperature changes, a demist shield also comes in handy.
What Comes in the SI/PVS-14 Parts Kit?
The parts kit allows you to build a system onto an intensifier tube. The kits come with all the parts you need, including:
- Monocular housing
- Tube retainer
- Eyepiece assembly
- Neck cord
- Objective lens cap and lens paper
- Eye cup assembly
- Objective assembly
New battery housing completes the kit, which accepts any Gen 2 or Gen 3 image intensifier tube. You’ll also receive an operator’s manual. Our system complies with all U.S. military specifications.
What Are the Benefits of a PVS-14 Head Mount Assembly?
Helmet-mounted night vision devices allow you to see in extremely dark conditions, improving tactical awareness. Head-mounted systems are hands-free, providing increased mobility and maneuverability. Attaching the 12.4-ounce SI/PVS-14 to your helmet won’t weigh you down. Steele Industries carries bump helmets for head-mounted assemblies.
What Is the Night Fighter Package?
The Steele Industries Night Fighter package is perfect for beginners, giving you everything you need to get started with night vision equipment. The kit provides all the basics, so you’re ready to get started as soon as it arrives in the mail. The Night Fighter packages come with a:
- PVS 14 night vision monocular
- Team Wendy bump helmet
- Wilcox L4 G24 low-profile mount for Mich helmet mount setups
- Wilcox AN/PVS-14 J Arm
- SI/NVG counterweight
The kit also includes a Core Survival HEL-STAR 6 56P strobe and SI/NVG retention lanyard. You may want to purchase a protective system soft carrying case for your assembly.
What Are the Regulations for Exporting Night Vision Products?
If you are purchasing equipment overseas, you must be aware of international traffic export laws. Exporting arms without a valid US Dept of State license is strictly prohibited. Night vision devices like the PVS-14 night vision monocular are included in these regulations. You can apply for a license through the US Department of State Office of Defense Trade Controls.
Where Can You Buy the Best Night Vision Devices?
Steele Industries is a leader in the night vision landscape. They custom-build each device while setting the standard for lead times for order processing. The SI/PVS-14 night vision monocular products combine affordability with quality and reliability. Their team members bring more than 75 years of combined experience in the night vision sector.
When you need a great company that provides expertise and exceptional service, look no further than Steele Industries. Check out their SI/PVS-14 night vision monocular products and accessories.
If you have any questions, the customer service team is always here to help.