L3 Insight – AN/PVS-15 M953 Night Vision Binocular


The M953 is a rugged, lightweight binocular based upon the military nomenclature AN/PVS-15 used by U.S. Special Forces.


  • Twin-tube design comparable to aviation systems
  • Better depth perception than single tube designs
  • Designed to operate during vehicle, assault and amphibious operations
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Can be handheld or helmet-mounted
  • Generation III night vision
  • U.S. manufactured image intensifier (I2) tube
  • Features:
  • Hands-free or one-hand operation
  • Automatic brightness control and high light tube cut-off protection
  • Particularly suited for operations where depth perception is critical for mission performance such as controlling land vehicles and boats at high speeds
  • An active projected infrared LED provides short range illumination allowing such activities as map reading
  • Low battery indicator visible in optic
  • Self-contained system operating on a single AA battery
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Model Item #
AN/PVS-15 M953 Night Vision Binocular 245050-005




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