AN/PVS-30 Night Vision Scope
Night Vision Scopes

AN/PVS-30 Clip-On Night Vision Sight

In this article we’re going to take a close look at the AN/PVS-30 Clip-on Sniper Night Sight (COSNS) as used by the U.S. Army and other armed forces. A Night Vision Scope let’s you see in the dark – and in particular accurately aim a weapon in the darkness. Here’s the gear we’re going to review: These types of sights [READ MORE…]

AN/PAS-13 Thermal Weapon Sight mounted on an M240B machine gun.
Night Vision Scopes

Thermal Weapon Sight – AN/PAS-13

There’s more than one way to see in the dark. In this article, we’re going to take a close look at a thermal weapon sight used by the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, and others. The AN/PAS-13 is a Thermal Weapon Sight used in the US military. It enables night vision capabilities, although thermal sights are useful in the daytime too. [READ MORE…]

AN/PEQ-15A - the DBAL-A2 - the latest version of the PEQ-15
Night Vision Scopes

Dual Beam Aiming Lasers

In this article we’ll take a close look at Dual Beam Aiming Lasers (DBAL), such as those from Steiner Defense. First of all – what is a Dual Beam Aiming Laser? It’s a laser pointing device that contains both a day-light visible red or green laser combined with a co-aligned Infrared (IR) laser that is visible only with night vision. [READ MORE…]

AN/PEQ-16B mounted on an M4 carbine.
Night Vision Scopes

US Army Aiming Lasers

The US Army and US Marine Corps use a variety of weapon sights and scopes. We’re going to review the current crop of sights and scopes – and explain what they are used for. We’re going to start with aiming lasers – also called laser pointers, target pointers, or target designators. The US armed forces consider optics, sensors and lasers [READ MORE…]