Army rotary wing pilots flying with AN/AVS-6 night vision goggles (NVG) and Color Night Display Modules (CNDM) reported excessive vibration during flight.
This vibration created blurring of the CNDM displays, as viewed through the NVGs. This blurring rendered the CNDM displays unreliable, causing aircrew to discontinue use of the CNDM altogether.
ADS and partner Syncro saw this challenge as a critical operational deficiency. In response, the team designed and developed a custom stabilizing retention system for the Army’s AN/AVS-6 NVGs to reduce vibration during flight.
The ADS/Syncro NVG Stabilizers system equips Army AN/AVS-6 NVGs with retention collars to maximize their stiffness and stabilize the CNDM. The NVG Stabilizers allow the full range of NVG movement and adjustment.
Stabilizing Retention System for Night Vision Goggles
LIGHTWEIGHT: 20 grams
VERSATILE: Allows full-range goggle adjustment and non-reflective
USER FRIENDLY: Easy-to-install clip
The U.S. Army is currently testing AN/AVS-6 NVGs and CNDMs outfitted with ADS/Syncro NVG Stabilizers in operational rotary wing aviation squadrons. Testing is expected to lead to full rate production and delivery of NVG Stabilizers in the coming months.