AN/PVS-23

The AN/PVS-23 is a Gen III, dual tube NVG, known in the IDF as “Adi”. It entered service with the IDF in the late 1990's and due to its high-cost dual tube design is in primarily used with SF units.

PALSAR Golani operators posing in full gear. From left to right - operator armed with a Sig Sauer P228 handgun (in a thigh holster) and a M4A1 fitted with an ITL MARS, a flashlight and a compensator. The operator is also wearing an ITL Mini N/SEAS; operator armed with a M4A1 fitted with a flip-up sight, a Meprolight Mepro 21, an ITL AIM2000 and a flashlight. The operator is also wearing an AN/PVS-23; operator armed with a M4A1 fitted with a Litton Aquila X4 and a forward grip.

 

YAHALOM operator during training. Left operator is armed with a camouflaged M4A1 fitted with a Meprolight Mepro 21 and a flashlight as well as wearing an AN/PVS-23. Right operator is wearing an ITL Mini N/SEAS monocular.

 

Operator during deployment in the Territories. The operator is armed with a CAR15 fitted with an ITL AIM1/D and is wearing a helmet equipped with an AN/PVS-23 adapter and an optional low-profile external battery pack (seen on the helmet's left side). The battery pack uses four AA alkaline batteries, allowing operation for over 50 hours. The power to the NVG is provided via a cable extending from the battery pack, over the helmet, and into a connector in the mount.

 

Duvdevan operators during training. Foreground operator is wearing an Ops-Core Sentry helmet fitted with an AN/PVS-23 and is armed with a M4 Commando fitted with Meprolight MOR, a rail system and forward grip. Background operator is wearing a helmet fitted with an AN/PVS-7 and a TAR Ideal TL5, and is armed with a M4A1 fitted with an EOTech and a forward grip (photo: IDF).

 

Oketz operator and his dog during training. The operator is armed with a Glock and wearing a helmet fitted with an AN/PVS-23 (photo: IDF).

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