The AN/PVS-7 is a Gen III, single tube NVG, known in the IDF as “Achbar”. It entered service with the IDF in the early 1990's and widely used with both SF and regular units.

AN/PVS-7 with a face harness.

AN/PVS-7 fitted with optional X3 (left) and X5 (right) magnifiers.

MATILAN operators during training. Both operators are armed with Colt Commando fitted with Trijicon Reflex and flashlights. Left operator is wearing an AN/PVS-7.


Operators during deployment in the Territories. All operators are armed with CAR15 fitted with an Elbit Falcon. Left soldier is wearing an ITL N/SEAS. Middle operators is wearing an AN/PVS-7.


PALSAR 401 operator during training armed with a M4A1 fitted with a Trijicon ACOG 4x32, a flip-up sight, a forward grip and a flashlight. Note an AN/PVS-7.


PALSAR 7 operators during training. Left operator is armed with a CAR15 fitted with a Meprolight Mepro 21 and is also equipped with an AN/PVS-7. Right operator is armed with a M4A1 fitted with a Litton Aquila X4. Note HMMWV in the background.


Egoz operator during training. The operator is wearing equipped with an AN/PVS-7 is armed with a Micro Tavor fitted with a LI-OR X3, bipod, forward grip and AN/PEQ-14. The operator is also  (photo: IDF).


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).

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