Some missions require that a night vision device have multi-use capabilities such as helmet mounting with the ability for quick detachment to transition to picatinny rail mounting. These multi-use devices are best know for use in navigation, identification, and close quarters applications. Their wide field of view and low magnification makes them very useful at close ranges, and limits their abilities at longer ranges. The PVS-14 is by far the most widely used and versatile I^2 night vision device. There are many other multi-purpose I^2 devices you will find in our offering with different sets of advantages and disadvantages, but the PVS-14 is known as the go-to device for multi-purpose I^2 applications. If you are in need of a device to navigate or engage a target at close range, then a multi-purpose night vision device is a great option for your application. Call us for expert advice in selecting the right product at 800.769.0159.