The AN/TVS-5 is a portable, battery-operated electro-optical instrument used for observation and aimed fire of weapons at night (Figure G-14 and Table G-4). It amplifies reflected light such as moonlight, starlight, and sky glow so that the viewed scene becomes clearly visible to the operator. The sight does not emit visible or infrared light (except from the eyepiece) that can be detected by the enemy. By using this device, the gunner can observe the area and detect and engage any suitable target.

Figure G-13. Mounting the HWTS on MK 19.

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