The AN/PVS-7B represents the current state of the art in night vision goggles. Initially, it will augment the AN/PVS-5 NVG, and over time, it will replace the AN/PVS-5. The Marine Corps is interested in procuring a clip-on Night Vision Magnification Device (NVMD) to satisfy the need to see targets at the maximum effective range of its weapons.
The AN/PVS-7B is a single-tube night vision goggle, Generation III image intensifier which uses prisms and lenses to provide the user with simulated binocular vision. The Marine Corps is acquiring the AN/PVS-7B, a model which incorporates a high light level protection circuit in a passive, self-contained image intensifier device which amplifies existing ambient light to provide the operator a means of conducting night operations. A shipping case, soft carrying case, eyepiece and objective lens cap, and filter are ancillary items. A demist shield is also provided to prevent fogging of eyepiece.
ITT, Roanoke, Virginia
Litton, Tempe, Arizona
5.9 inches (14.99 centimeters)
6.1 inches (15.49 centimeters)
3.9 inches (9.91 centimeters)
24 ounces (.68 kilograms)
~Range, Man-Sized Target:
Starlight: Man-Sized Target, 100 meters; vehicle-Sized Target, 500 meters
Moonlight: Man-Sized Target, 300 meters
~Field of View:
Mercury, Nickel Cadmium, or Lithium Battery (2.7V) (BA-5567 or AA Cells)
12 hours on one 2.7 volt battery
~Unit Replacement Cost: