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AN/PVS-23 Night Vision Binocular System

The AN/PVS-23 (F5050) binocular has aviation standard optics and high-resolution Gen 3 F9800 image intensifier tubes. It has outstanding performance because each eye receives a unique image giving greater clarity than can be obtained from single-tube devices. With a different image in each eye, it is easier to judge distances and relative motion so the ability to perform tasks such as driving is greatly improved. The binocular includes a powerful infrared (IR) illuminator with wide or narrow beam capability. The AN/PVS-23 (F5050) can be hand held, head mounted or helmet mounted. When hand held or head mounted, it is powered by a single AA battery integral to the binocular. When helmet mounted, it is powered by a rear-mounted battery pack that contains two pairs of AA batteries for extended operational endurance. The basic AN/PVS-23 (F5050) system includes the binocular, rear mounted battery pack, soft carrying case, and accessories. To complete the system, an optional bracket and strap assembly tailored to specific helmets is required. When ordering the F5050, please specify the exact type of helmet that will be used.


  • High performance Generation 3 tubes
  • Binocular vision for greater depth perception
  • Mounts available for most types of helmets
  • Integral battery for hand-held or head-mounted use
  • Adjustable (spot/flood) IR illumination
  • Independent eye-span adjustment
  • Binocular detaches easily from mount
  • Rugged construction


View the AN/PVS-23 Night Vision Goggle data sheet.
View the AN/PVS-23 Night Vision Goggle data sheet (Arabic).
View the AN/PVS-23 Night Vision Goggle data sheet (French).
View the AN/PVS-23 Night Vision Goggle data sheet (Spanish).



Exelis Night Vision
7635 Plantation Road
Roanoke, Virginia 24019
Phone: +1 800.533.5502 or +1 540.563.0371
Fax: +1 540.362.4979

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