The Vyper™ line of night vision systems extend the life-cycle of existing fielded inventories by offering devices that are interoperable with legacy components, imaging tubes, and accessories.

Simplified Maintenance
Lighter Weight
Improved Operational Flexibility
Greater System Protection

Technical Information

Magnification 1x
Field of View 40 degrees
Objective Lens 27 mm (1.1 in) fl.2
Minimum Focus Distance 25 cm (1.9 in)
Eye Relief 25 mm (1 in)
Diopter Adjustment -2 to +2
Source 1 AA Battery
Battery Life 40 hours at room temperature
Physical Characteristics
Size (Vyper™ 14 & Vyper™ 14-C) 11.4 cm L x 5.1 cm W x 5.7 cm H
(4.5 in L x 2.0 in W x 2.2 in H)
Weight  (Vyper™ 14 & Vyper™ 14-C) 320g with Battery
Specifications Compliance MIL-PRF-49234(CR), MIL-PRF-49427(CR) and MIL-STD-810G shock, drop and water




Defend the homeland with the Vyper™ line of long-lasting night vision devices that are ideally suited for head-worn or binocular applications. The Vyper™ systems are engineered to stand-up to the physical stresses of the battlefield and other dynamic use environments to ensure you will be able to see the details in any night-time environment. The Vyper™ line of modular, ruggedized systems features both PVS-14 (Vyper 14™) and a PVS-14-C (Vyper 14-C™) variants formed of high strength resin. Tested to comply with MIL-PRF-48324(CR), MIL-PRF-49427(CR) and MIL-STD-810G for shock, drop, vibration, and submersion the Vyper™ systems were designed to eliminate the most common causes of field-related failures.

Vyper™ systems were engineered to be strong for the modern night vision user. Offering impact resistance that far exceeds the standard issue PVS-14 or PVS-14-C these ruggedized systems are ready for the battlefield. The chassis walls of both the Vyper 14™ and Vyper 17-C™ encompass the image intensifier tube to maintain the perfect optical alignment while protecting the image intensifier tube from shock. The heli-coiled junctures on both systems were reinforced to prevent damage from shearing or cross-threading. Extend the life cycle of your existing fielded inventories with the ruggedized and modular Vyper™ line of systems.

Photonis’ state of the art image intensifier tubes can be added to both these systems to maximize visibility in night time conditions ensuring that you are the first to see. For military users, Photonis offers the Vyper™ compatible 4G image intensifier tube which sets the benchmark in night vision technology. Photonis’ 4G tube is specifically designed to address the stringent requirements of special forces operators and features ultra-fast auto-gating, the smallest halo and an unrivaled spectral range from ultraviolet to near infrared. Individuals interested in purchasing a Vyper™ line system for non-military reasons can incorporate our commercially available ECHO image intensifier tube.

Ether™ Eyepiece

The ETHER™ eyepiece is available as a rugged upgrade component for the HYPER™ 14 and HYPER MUM™. The ETHER™ eyepiece offers a larger eyebox and reduced overall weight when compared to the eyepiece provided with a standard-issue Night Vision Device. It also includes a diopter adjustment to reduce the need to carry a separate vision correction component. ETHER™ eyepieces provide significant weight reduction – as much as 30% - when compared to the eyepiece provided with most conventional night vision devices. NVD users who frequently experience head and neck fatigue from heavy legacy devices will enjoy the reduced weight of any NVD equipped with the ETHER eyepiece. 


Soft Carry Bag w/ Shoulder Strap
Demist Shield
Lens Cleaning Device
Sacrificial Filter
Tether Cord
J-Arm Assembly



Ether Eyepiece(PDF file, 1.17 MB)

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