The Au­thor’s Rec­om­men­da­tions

Tactical World - - Special Section -

There are many NVG sys­tems out there, but the ones I have used on a reg­u­lar ba­sis are the PVS-14, BNVD (Binoc­u­lar Night Vi­sion De­vice), and DTNVG (Dual Tube Night Vi­sion Gog­gles).


The PVS-14 is a monoc­u­lar sys­tem that is used over one eye. There are sev­eral ad­van­tages to this sys­tem but the big­gest is price. This is gen­er­ally due to the other two hav­ing two im­age in­ten­si­fi­ca­tion tubes as op­posed to one on the PVS-14. You will also need to pur­chase a J-arm for the pur­pose of mount­ing the PVS-14 to a hel­met.

The PVS-14 comes with an on/off switch and IR flood switch. The PVS-14 comes in 1 or 2 Aa-bat­tery com­part­ment mod­els.

It is man­u­fac­tured or re­branded for a num­ber of com­pa­nies in­clud­ing Ar­masight, ATNM, E-otech, Ber­ing Op­tics and FLIR. Prices range from $2,200 to $42,499 de­pend­ing on op­tions.


The BNVD and the DTNVG each have two im­age in­ten­si­fi­ca­tion tubes, which al­low you to look through both eyes at the same time. Both of these units have a dove­tail in­ter­face that mates with the NVG mount. With these units you do not need to pur­chase a J-arm. The BNVD and DTNVG come with on/off and IR flood switches. Both have CR123 bat­tery com­part­ments.

BNVD-G: $7,914-$8,274 DTNVG Dual Tube Night Vi­sion Gog­gle: $8,730-$9,900

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