Harris AN/AVS-9 Aviator's Night Vision Imaging Systems

Harris' AN/AVS-9(V) series of aviator's night vision systems are available in more than 40 different configurations that allow pilots to conduct critical operations on the darkest of nights. The type of aircraft and type of helmet determine the configuration–existing or customized–that will best meet our customers’ requirements.

Aviation night vision goggles

The F4949 (AN/AVS-9) night vision system has continually improved and is now designated the AN/AVS 9(V) by the U.S. Government.

Rotary-wing versions of the F4949 feature a rear-mounted, low-profile battery pack using four AA alkaline batteries that allow operation for more than 50 hours. Power is provided by a cable extending from the battery pack, over the helmet and into a connector in the mount.

Fixed-wing versions feature a front-mounted battery pack using two 1/2 AA lithium batteries that provide over 16 hours of operational life. If pilot ejection is not a consideration, an optional battery pack adapter connects the fixed-wing F4949 to the rear-mounted battery pack, providing the same operational time as the rotary-wing version. An optional clip-on power source allows hand-held operation of the binocular without use of a flight helmet.

Key Benefits

  • Generation 3 tube performance offering high resolution, high gain, photoresponse to near infrared and exceptional reliability.
  • Class A, B, C, an​d UK 645 minus-blue filters for objective lens available to suit all types of cockpit lighting, including color displays and fighter HUDs.
  • Helmet mount configurations designed for fixed-wing and rotary-wing applications, adapting to most aviator helmets. (U.S. HGU-55/P, HGU-56/P, HGU-84/P, SPH-4HF, SPH-4B, SPH-5; British Alpha 202, and Mk4; French OS and CGF). Other mounts available upon request.
  • 25-mm eye-relief eyepieces easily accommodate eyeglasses
  • Low-profile battery pack improves aviator head mobility and increases battery life
  • Other features include flip-up/flip-down capability, simple binocular attachment, individual interpupillary adjustments, tilt, vertical and fore-aft adjustments to fit all aviators.