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E19767G AN/PAS-13D(V)2 Medium Weapon Thermal Sight (MWTS) and (V)3 Heavy Weapon Thermal Sight (HWTS)

The Thermal Weapon Sight is a selfcontained lightweight, compact, durable, battery-operated, infrared imaging sensor used for target acquisition. It can be used under conditions of limited visibility such as darkness, smoke, fog, dust and haze, and is effective during daylight hours. The MWTS and HWTS have the same design but the difference lies in the telescope and the software. The system comes with a MIL-STD-1913 rail grabber interface, including a vertical spacer. The MWTS can effectively engage targets out to 1,100 meters while the HWTS can effectively engage targets out to 2,200 meters. The U.S. Marine Corps is procuring both the Medium Weapon Thermal Sight (AN/PAS-13D (V)2) and the Heavy Weapon Thermal Sight (AN/PAS-13D (V)3).

The AN/PAS-13D (V) 2 can be mounted on the M240B Machine Gun and the M249 series. The AN/PAS-13D (V) 3 can be mounted on the M16A1/A2 Rifle, M4 series, M2 Machine Gun, and the MK19 Machine Gun.

These items are replacing the AN/PAS-13B (V) 2 Medium Weapon Thermal Sight (MWTS) and (V) 3 Heavy Weapon Thermal Sight (HWTS).

E1975 AN/PAS-13B (V) 2 Medium Weapon Thermal Sight (MWTS) and (V) 3 Heavy Weapon Thermal Sight (HWTS)

The Thermal Weapon Sight (TWS) is a lightweight, low power, high performance forward looking infrared (FLIR) device that will augment existing crew-served night vision sights. TWS is completely passive and although primarily designed for target detection and engagement with individual and crew-served weapons, it can also be utilized for all weather surveillance. The U.S. Marine Corps is procuring both the Medium Weapon Thermal Sight (AN/PAS-13B (V) 2) and the Heavy Weapon Thermal Sight (AN/PAS-13B (V)3). The MWTS can effectively engage targets out to 1000 meters while the HWTS can effectively engage targets out to 2000 meters.

The MWTS will be mounted to the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) and M240G Medium Machine Gun. The HWTS is intended to be mounted to the M2 .50 cal Heavy Machine Gun, and MK19 40mm Machine Gun.

These items are being replaced by the AN/PAS-13D (V) 2 Medium Weapon Thermal Sight (MWTS) and (V) 3 Heavy Weapon Thermal Sight (HWTS)

E1710 Trijicon Rifle Combat Optic (RCO) AN/PVQ-31A (A4)

The RCO is a fixed 4x optical aiming sight designed for use with the service rifle configured with the MILSTD-1913 Rail Adapter System. It attaches to the rail to provide the user a targeting tool to engage distant daylight and near low-lit targets with increased identification certainty. The reticles of the two RCO scopes appear identical. However, each reticle is specific to the ballistics of the weapon and is marked with identification (A4 or M4) at the bottom center of the reticle display.

E11627G AN/PVS-17B Miniature Night Sight (MNS)

The AN/PVS-17 is a lightweight compact high performance device that will use the OMNI IV MX 10160 image intensifier tube. The system weighs less than two pounds, comes with a MIL-STD-1913 rail grabber interface, and is immersible to 66 feet. The AN/PVS-17 consists of two configurations, the AN/PVS-17B and AN/PVS-17C. The 17B incorporates a 2.25x magnification and the 17C incorporates a 4.5x magnification.

The AN/PVS-17 can be mounted to any weapon that uses the standard MIL-STD-1913 rail and will replace the AN/PVS-4 in select units. The 17B is intended to be mounted on the M16 and the 17C is intended to be mounted on the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) and M240G Medium Machine Gun via the carrying handle utilizing a V-Mount interface.

AN/PVS-17B was replaced by the AN/PVS-17C.  Serial Numbers w/o "R" before serial number and "C" after serial number are PVS-17A/B and should be retrofitted.

E11607G AN/PVS-17C Miniature Night Sight (MNS)

The AN/PVS-17 is a lightweight compact high performance device that will use the OMNI IV MX 10160 image intensifier tube. The system weighs less than two pounds, comes with a MIL-STD-1913 rail grabber interface, and is immersible to 66 feet. The AN/PVS-17 consists of two configurations, the AN/PVS-17B (obsolete) and AN/PVS-17C. The 17B incorporates a 2.25x magnification and the 17C incorporates a 4.5x magnification.

The AN/PVS-17 can be mounted to any weapon that uses the standard MIL-STD-1913 rail and will replace the AN/PVS-4 in select units. The 17B is intended to be mounted on the M16 and the 17C is intended to be mounted on the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) and M240G Medium Machine Gun via the carrying handle utilizing a V-Mount interface.

Serial Numbers should have "R" before serial number and "C" after serial number to be AN/PVS-17C.

E11567G AN/PVS-9 SIMRAD NIGHT VISION SNIPERSCOPE SIGHT

The SIMRAD KN203FAB will allow the user to engage and/or identify targets during periods of low-light or nighttime operations when used with the sniper day sight. The SIMRAD is equipped with a mounting system that allows it to be attached to a sniper day scope and a field adjustable bore-sight that enables the system to be bore-sighted to any weapon system on which it is mounted.

The AN/PVS-9 (V)4 will primarily be mounted to the M40A3.

E11542B AN/PVS-14 MONOCULAR NIGHT VISION DEVICE

The Night Vision Image Intensifier is a Generation III Image Intensification device which is similar in performance to the AN/PVS-7B/D, Night Vision Goggle. The AN/PVS-14 is smaller and lighter than the AN/PVS-7 and provides a much greater latitude of employment. The AN/PVS-14 can be used as a hand-held, pocket scope, carried in the utility uniform pocket, mounted to a held or helmet mount, or mounte to a weapon. The AN/PVS-14 is issud to Marines in infantry, armor and reconnaissance units whose duties or equipment are inconsistent with the use of the AN/PVS-7B/D.

E11522B AN/PVS-7B/D NIGHT VISION GOGGLES

The Night Vision Goggle, AN/PVS-7B/D, is a third generation (GEN III) passive, night vision system intended to provide the operator an improved capability to conduct night combat operations, conduct night land navigtion, perform a wide variety of manual tasks, provide medical aid, operate motor transport assets and MRC vehicles, and condut surveillance under low light conditions.

E0957 AN/PEQ-14 Integrated Laser White Light Pointer (ILWLP)

Characteristics/Description: The AN/PEQ-14 ILWLP is a Class 3b laser device which provides the user with either visible or infrared illumination of the target for target acquisition, and either visible or infrared target aiming point for fire control. Both laser beams can be zeroed to the weapon and each other. The laser beams can also be operated in combination with the visible and IR illumination beams.

Weapon Platforms: The AN/PEQ-14 is the replacement for the AN/PEQ-6A and is intended for use on the M9, CQBW and capable of attaching to any weapon that utilizes a MIL-STD-1913 rail.