Currently in use by US Armed Forces, the PVS-14 is the first choice for conducting combat operations to include dismounted terrain navigation in extremely low light conditions. The highly versatile PVS-14 system can be used as a hand-held or hands-free single eye goggle, or as a night vision weapon system when coupled to a daytime close quarters battle sight. Simple user controls include a 3-position switch (OFF/ON/Momentary and constant IR). The system's Generation 3 or Generation 2 (NO-6015 variant) image tube features Automatic Brightness Control and is protected by fully-automated sensors that shut off the unit within seconds if accidentally exposed to bright light. Sophisticated electronics turn off the PVS-14 when removed from the head or helmet mount or when shifted into to the "UP" position. Light weight, rugged and waterproof, the PVS-14 is a powerful performer for use in confined as well as open spaces.