ANVIS AN/AVS 6 Generation 3 Night Vision Systems

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ANVIS AN/AVS 6 Generation 3 Night Vision Systems

The AN/AVS-6 (ANVIS) is a lightweight, helmet-mounted, self-contained night vision system.
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ANVIS AN/AVS 6 Generation 3 Night Vision Systems

Sierra Pacific Innovations offers the high performance ANVIS night vision goggles. The AN/AVS-6 (ANVIS) is a lightweight, helmet-mounted, self-contained night vision system. The AN/AVS-6 provides imagery sufficient for an aviator to complete night time missions down to starlight and extreme low light conditions.

ANVIS goggles allow pilots to see at night, With its super high resolution and ultra lightweight, the ANVIS goggles allows pilots to navigate at the nap of the earth. The ANVIS is an elite dual tube night vision goggle which offers the user total depth perception. ANVIS goggles mount to a single point on the pilot’s helmet visor guard. No face mask is required, this allowing nearly full peripheral vision. The ANVIS night vision systems offer state of the are Generation III night vision technology along with distortion free optics, high gain and superior performance at very low light levels.

The ANVIS system has dramatically extended the operational mission capability of helicopter crews. Pilots can now carry out search and rescue (SAR) along with nap-of-the-earth flights under moonlight or starlight. The primary features of the ANVIS include: MIL-spec. design and construction, normal peripheral vision, comfortable 25mm eye relief, low fatigue design, flip-up stowage when not in use, superior light sensitivity and quality, fast flash response, simple adjustments, fast critical situation breakaway, easy upgrade potential, and multiple system redundancy for safety. The system is designed to be fully compatible with the SPH-4 series of U.S. Army aviator’s helmet and can be modified to fit foreign aviator helmets. The ANVIS series is designed to satisfy the mission requirements for covert night combat, border patrol, engagement and support, troop transport, reconnaissance, mine sweeping, and navigation.

Ideal For

  • Precision night time weapons sighting
  • Street Gang Observation
  • S.W.A.T Close-Range Shotgun Maneuvers
  • Counter terrorism
  • Drug Enforcement Covert work
  • Patrol and Security
  • Search and Rescue Operations
  • Night Pursuit
  • Firefighting
  • Boating Piloting and navigation
  • Paramedic Needs
  • Infrared Light-Source Detection
  • Hypersensitive Film Manufacture and Processing
  • Night Driving
  • Mining
  • Low-light Quality Control and Inspection

ANVIS AN/AVS 6 Generation 3 Night Vision Systems Technical Data

  • Field of View: 40
  • Magnification: 1x
  • Weight: 0.6kg
  • Resolution: 1.3 cycles/mr
  • Adjustments for: Interpupillary distance
  • Fore/aft position
  • Vertical position
  • Diopter range
  • Tilt position


  • Gen III Image Intensifier Tube Technology 45 to 64 lp/mm
  • 25mm eye relief eyepieces with improved collimation
  • Independent Interpupillary adjustment
  • Graduated markings on fore/aft slide and pivot and adjustment shelf
  • Increased fore/aft adjustment & vertical adjustment
  • Uni-body monocular housing with anti-wobble fix
  • Smoother focus adjustment
  • Improved tube and system resolution
  • Increased reliability (10,000 hours minimum)
  • Accessories: Clip-on Power Source and Velcro Neck Cord Holder

Brief description of ANVIS

1. The ANVIS night vision systems were designed specifically for rotary-wing aircraft, to overcome the shortcomings with the AN/PVS-5 NVG.

2. The ANVIS is a lightweight, high-performance, image-intensification system for optimizing helicopter night flying at terrain-masking altitudes.

3. The III-Gen light amplification tubes provide an operational capability during periods of low ambient light down to overcast starlight conditions.

4. The ANVIS retains the 40-deg field of view.

5. The binocular assembly mounts directly on the flight helmet and allows peripheral vision around and underneath for viewing the instrument panel and obtaining peripheral cues.

6. The ANVIS night vision systems can be worn with aircrew eyeglasses and is compatible with most oxygen masks.

7. Power can be supplied by a standard AN/PVS-5 mercury battery, a lithium battery, two double A batteries with an adapter, or converted from aircraft power.

8. The ANVIS weighs approximately 12 oz. A dual battery pack may be attached to the rear of the helmet. A red indicator light glows when battery power is low. The ANVIS has a flip-up design and can be worn continually in its hot-shoe mount. The NVG power supply will automatically shut off when placed in the up position.

9. Operating Instructions

a. The ANVIS night vision systems operate basically the same as the AN/PVS-5. Focus and interpupillary distance adjustments are located similarly on the mount.

b. The ANVIS night vision systems do not have an IR illuminator.

c. Because of the “look-around” capability, pilots do not normally need to focus the ANVIS for inside-the-cockpit viewing. However, other aircrew members who work inside the aircraft cabin may frequently need to focus for inside tasks.

10. Capabilities – Aircrew members are capable of performing tasks normally performed during daylight (i.e., takeoff, navigation, low-level terrain flight, and landing). However, resolution/visual acuity, depth perception, and field of view are reduced from normal photopic levels.

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