AN/TVS-5 Night Vision Sight
The AN/TVS-5 is the second generation replacement for the first generation AN/TVS-2B. It is used for
crew-served weapons such as the .50 caliber machinegun and the MK19. The field of view is 9
degrees. The sight weighs slightly less than 8 pounds. In moonlight it has a range of 1200 meters and
in starlight, 1000 meters. Most importantly, this sight will provide firing accuracy equal to that of
daytime. It is a passive device. Figure 3-4 is an illustration of this device.
Figure 3-4. AN/TVS-5
AN/TRS-2 Platoon Early Warning System (PEWS)
PEWS is a remote electromagnetic sensor system. MP use it on avenues of approach and in dead
spaces or gaps forward of or between MP elements. PEWS has a limited sensor to target range. They
must be positioned with care to get the most benefit from them. When positioned parallel to an avenue
of approach, PEWS can indicate the approximate number of troops and vehicles passing the sensors.
The device will also provide the range of movement.