L-3 Harris AN/PVS-31A Binocular Night Vision Device BNVD

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L-3 Harris AN/PVS-31A Binocular Night Vision Device BNVD


The AN/PVS-31A BNVD is a compact, lightweight, Gen III dual-tube goggle with improved white phosphor tube technology for greater target detection and recognition. Low-light and nighttime maneuvers appear more natural in black and white, with added contrast detail in shapes and shadows providing the operator more visual information for assessment and acquisition. White phosphor offer various shades of intensity between black and white (over black and green), resulting in better contrast and depth perception.

It has an ergonomic low-profile design and offers superior situational awareness compared to a single tube goggle. Working directly with input from SOF Operators, the BNVD was designed to increase system resolution, significantly reduce head borne-weight, improve system center of gravity, provide additional operational utility, and improve overall situational awareness as compared to currently fielded dual-tube goggles. The white phosphor BNVD is a follow-on to our legacy, battle-proven AN/PVS-15 and AN/PVS-31 standard green phosphor night vision goggles.

BNG-001-A48: Improved White Phosphor Tubes


  • High performance white phosphor image with enhanced degree of detail in overall contrast and range of shades
  • Provides the operator more visual information for accurate assessment and acquisition


  • Ultra clear White Phosphor
  • Manual system gain and focus adjustments for custom image quality optimization
  • Lightweight ergonomic design reduces head-borne weight and decreases neck strain
  • Snap-on diopter lenses optimize operator preference for visual acuity
  • Rotating binocular design allows low profile against helmet when in stowed position and ability to use as a single monocular
  • Quick release helmet-mount design
  • Auto OFF when stowed; resumes power when deployed
  • Red LED in left and right monocular indicates when 10 minutes or more of battery life remains
  • Replaceable I2 tube assemblies (accepts MX-11769 or MX-10160)


  • Dimensions: 4.2 in. L x 4.2 in. W x 3.4 in. H
  • Weight: 0.99 lbs.) with battery installed
  • Battery Type: (1) AA lithium
  • Battery Life:
    • ≥ 15 hrs. on (1) AA lithium battery
    • (avg. 16 hrs. at 23° C)
    • ≥ 24 hrs. on (4) AA lithium batteries with optional
    • 4-cell battery pack (avg. 50 hrs. at 23° C)
  • Field of View: 40° ± 2° deg. (horizontal & vertical)
  • Objective Focus: 18 in. to infinity
  • Eyepiece Diopter: -0.5 ± 0.1 (factory setting), adjustable from +2.0 to -2.5
  • Image Intensification: U.S. manufactured MX-11769 Gen III, variable gain tubes
  • Minimum FOM: 2376
  • Waterproof: 66 ft. immersion for 2 hours


AN/PVS-31A BNVD Goggle
Padded MOLLE Carry Pouch
Rubber Eye Cups
Sacrificial Windows
Wilcox Amber Filters
Remote Battery Pack
Remote Power Cable
Anti Fog Wipes
Lens Covers