GREATER SYSTEM PROTECTION FROM RECOIL AND MOISTURE
The HYPER-14TM is a modular, ruggedized, PVS-14 variant engineered to stand up to the physical stresses of battlefield.
Improved environmental specifications give the unit much higher tolerance to submersion, heavy rain and heavy sand. The junctures for batteries and J arms have been reinforced, virtually eliminating screw threads. Optical threads have also been strengthened to allow for longrange lenses and a more waterproof seal while the internal configuration utilizes a custom sleeve to protect the tube from shock.
MEANINGFUL PVS-14 HOUSING UPGRADE
The Chassis may look somewhat similar to a legacy PVS-14 housing, but that's where it ends. The Hyper's design improvements span the entirety of the chassis including the objective bore structure, objective bore threads, objective lens retaining ring, helmet mounting systems, gasket channel, battery compartment screw holes, IR illuminator and light sensor widow, multiple other interior and exterior surfaces, and the list goes on. These meaningful improvements were all engineered to increase chassis impact resistance, image tube stability, and sheer surface strength. This makes the Hyper-14 is a worthy upgrade for any PVS-14.
DECREASED SURFACE COMPROMISE RISK
The entire chassis is made of ultra-rugged anodized aluminum. The windows for the IR illuminator and light sensor have a decreased radius and are thicker than a legacy housing. This design does not effect the function of the electronics, but does dramatically increase the strength of the windows and surrounding housing.
IMAGE TUBE PROTECTION
The Hyper-14 integrates with virtually any 11769 image tube, interface hardware, or furniture design architecture making is a solid foundation for the most modular applications. These integrations significantly improve image tube protection and positioning coupled with the ability to modernize the system with accessories and high yield optical trains. The Hyper-14's proprietary 210 degree tube retention and internal shock mitigation system provide for a more reliable.
All exterior corners of the Hyper-14 are filleted for additional support and the Hyper-14 is also thicker than a legacy PVS-14 housing where the thread relief meets the body. The improved exo-skeleton allows for enhanced optical augmentation, expanded environmental, operational protection, and life-cycle increase.
LOGISTICAL EASE IN MAINTENANCE
The Hyper-14 objective bore features a "Burke Ring" for easy removal of the objective lens which translates to added logistical ease in maintenance. The Burke Ring, named after the designer, is an external stop system that allows the objective lens housing to be changed without dissembling the entire monocular. To remove the objective lens assembly on a legacy PVS-14 system you have to remove the battery housing, eye piece assembly, tube retainer ring, light pipe, image tube, and close focus stop ring.
THREAD SURFACE INCREASE
Thread material from a cross-threaded tube retainer ring is one of the most common sources of debris between the eye piece and image intensifier on a legacy PVS-14. The thread surfaces on the Hyper-14 are uninterrupted and machined with more thread surface.
Comparing the Hyper to a legacy housing we immediately noticed 2 additional levels of threads for the objective lens assembly which provide better concentricity and lens stability while focusing objective lens. The increased thread surface/stability in the objective bore makes the Hyper-14 submersion tolerant and offers better optics support. The chassis is still 100% compatible with legacy optics.
DUAL SIDED INTERFACE POINTS
One of the most notable additions to the Hyper-14 are the 2 mounting positions for RQE dovetail shoes. The mounting points are reinforced and are the only shoes that make a PVS-14 TRULY ambidextrous. The RQE shoes are offset appropriately for the right and left side and feature a patented "tolerance tooth" so that the shoe will always fit any helmet mount snugly. The Hyper-14 still has the standard 1/4-20 mounting hole to maintain legacy PVS-14 accessory compatibility, but after we tried the RQE shoes we don't see any reason to go back.