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AN/PVS-15 Night Vision Binocular (M953)

Manufacturer Litton, L3
Year of Manufacture 1990s – 2000s
Country of Manufacture USA
Users US Army, US Navy, US Air force, USSOCOM, US SOF
Color Matte Black
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Gen 3 AN/PVS-15 night vision binocular (M953) is one of the most popular ground operation binocular systems issued to USSOCOM operators.

It offers the same performance of aviation binocular like the AN/VIS-9/6 NVG. Binocular system surpasses single tube system at land navigation and vehicle operation as users appreciate better depth of view.

Self-contained /rugged tube housing design, features eye span adjustment, easy to manipulate objective focus ring and eyepiece focus ring, built in IR flood illuminator with optional spot lens, on board battery compartment, no need for external battery pack. Unit powered by a single AA battery. Submersible to 66 feet for two hours.

Wilcox PVS-15 metal interface shoe, replacing the original plastic interface shoe.

Wilcox filter cover assemblies, assemblies feature an amber lens that quickly attached and detaches to a variety of Night Vision Goggles and Scopes. The unique padded rubber eye cup protects the eye socket from impact injury and the amber filter greatly reduces green eye splash, common condition to all users of NVG devices.
Night vision magnetic compass displays a compass overlaying the night vision scene. The compass is automatically focused for simple operation and easily activated by a momentary-pressure switch, illuminating the compass bearings but not degrading low-light performance of the night vision image. The compass allows you to quickly check your directional heading while navigating the night time environment.It fits other popular NVGs (e.g. PVS-14, PVS-15, PVS-18).


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L3 Communications, Litton

Year of Manufacture

1990s – 2000s

Country of Manufacture



US Air Force, US Army, US Navy, US SOF, USSOCOM


Matte Black