Soldier Systems Daily recently met with ADS Inc to discuss their new Night Vision Device Sustainment Upgrade Program with L3.
When the Army begins to field the new Enhanced Night Vision Goggle – Binocular (ENVG-B) to its Close Combat Forces, PVS-14s previously used by those forces will be redistributed within the Army.
That being said, there are hundreds of thousands of AN/PVS-14 night vision monoculars in service across all of the US services, our allies and with law enforcement agencies. Some have been in use for well over a decade. Most feature Green Phosphor tubes and are in need of an upgrade.
That’s what the Night Vision Device Sustainment Upgrade Program is about. ADS Inc teamed with L3 to offer upgraded tubes (un-filmed 2376 FOM White Phosphor). These White Phosphor tubes offer improved target identification and image clarity as well as decreased eye strain. They also work quite well with clip-on thermal enhancements like the Enhanced Clip-On SWIR Imager from Optics 1.