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L3's Binocular Night Vision Device (BNVD) AN/PVS-31A is a compact, lightweight, Gen III dual tube goggle.

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 BNVD is a follow-on to the legacy, battle proven AN/PVS-15.

P/N: BNG-001-A48M, White Phosphor, Unfilmed,


SKU: 01112NT
  • Manual system gain and focus adjustments for custom image quality optimization

    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

    Internal low battery indicator visible in optic when ≥10 minutes

    Replaceable I2 tubes (accepts MX-11769 or MX-10160)

    Compact design reduces head borne weight and decreases neck strain

    Low stow position decreases snag hazard

    4 cell battery pack provides ≥50 hrs of performance using readily available AA batteries

    Works with currently fielded dovetail helmet mounts and is compatible with a variety of equipment

    Improved situational awareness and I2 tube performance with manual brightness control

    Optional Snap-on diopter lenses optimize operator preference for visual acuity


    Available for purchase by US Citizens

  • Dimensions: 4.2” L x 4.2” W x 3.4” H

    Weight: 450 g (1 lb) including AA battery

    Battery Type: (1) AA lithium

    Battery Life: ≥16 hrs on a single AA lithium battery

    ≥50 hrs on 4 AA lithium batteries (with included 4 cell battery pack)

    Field of View: 40° ± 2° deg. (horizontal & vertical)

    Objective Focus: 18” to infinity

    Eyepiece Diopter: -0.5 ± 0.1 (factory setting) adjustable from +2.0 to -2.5

    Image Intensification: U.S. manufactured MX-10160 Gen III variable gain tubes

    Waterproof: 66 ft immersion for 2 hours


    Available with thin filmed and unfilmed autogated image intensifiers

    Part Number.


    BNG-001-A48M, White Phosphor, Unfilmed, Autogated

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