NIGHT VISION OPERATOR

Level 1 – Night vision Operations

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION 

 

This 2-Day/24hr course of instruction has. been designed to teach trainees the initial set up and tactical application of organic night fighting equipment including image intensified night vision goggles and IR aiming lasers and illuminators. 


During this course of instruction, trainees will receive a combination of classroom lecture and practical hands on training that will include the correct function, set up and tactical application of their night fighting equipment. Classroom lectures will encompass laser safety and zeriong while practical equipment lessons will include the correct operation and fitting of night vision goggles, infrared aiming lasers and illuminators,  helmet adjustments and mounting for tactical shooting as well as propper weapons set up. 


Practical live fire will include, zeroing procedures of combat optics and IR visible lasers and illuminators as well as in modern combat shooting techniques and procedures at ranges between 5-200 yards. Trainees will receive lessons in close quarters combat shooting and shooting at intermediate ranges by day and night while using night fighting equipment. Trainees will be taught engagement methods to dynamically acquire and engage targets using various firing positions including standing, kneeling and prone. Trainees will be taught immediate action drills and stoppage clearances as well as barricaded shooting and shoulder transitions. Close quarters shooting will include, ready positions, scanning and assessing, rifle to pistol trainsitions, recovery drills, combat and tactical reloads, static power turns, recoil mangement and sight management. Terminal learning objectives will include dynamic shooting assessments at intermediate ranges and static engagements at close quarters where trainees will be assessed on their speed and accuracy. 


Trainees will participate in training evolutions that will develop situational awareness, enhance survivability and increase officer safety while employing night fighting equipment. 

 
2 Days — $575
 

Prices vary for group and departmental bookings

 

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PRE-REQUISITES:  

 

Full time law enforcement or active duty military.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES:  

 

  • Familiarize students with Night Fighting Equipment (NFE), capabilities and set up
  • Demonstrate safe weapons handling procedures while using NFE
  • Negotiate terrain effectively using NFE
  • Zero the duty carbine and in-service IR laser & Illuminator
  • Engage targets at intermediate ranges using passive and active targeting methods
  • Engage targets at close quarters using active targeting methods
  • Identify and clear stoppages as they occur
  • Conduct rifle to pistol transitions
  • Participate in a validation practice IAW RB1 CQB CT requirements
  • Demonstrate individual proficiency operating in a darkened environment 

 

SUBJECTS COVERED:

 

  • Weapon set up
  • NVG & Helmet set up
  • Laser safety
  • Zeroing procedures
  • Situational awareness
  • Positive Target Identification
  • Static Power Turns 
  • Combat Shooting Terminal Learning Objective (Day/Night)

 

  • Positional shooting
  • Ready Positions
  • Scanning & Assessing
  • Rifle to Pistol Transitions
  • Immediate Actions & Stoppage Clearances 
  • Intermediate range shooting
  • Active & passive targeting
  • Barricaded shooting

 

EQUIPMENT:

 

The following equipment list is considered to be the minimum standard for students to arrive with. Students may augment this list with other personal equipment as required.

 

  • Ballistic helmet
  • Body armor
  • Ballistic eyewear
  • NVG’s (Dual Tube Preferred)
  • IR Laser / Illuminator
  • Hearing Protection
  • Shooting Gloves
  • Combat uniform
  • Gun belt
  • Pistol Holster
  • Magazine carrier, rifle (enough for 4 magazines)
  • Magazine carrier, pistol (enough for 2 magazines)
  • Magazines, rifle x 5

 

  • Magazines, pistol x 3
  • Service Carbine
  • Combat optic
  • Combat sling
  • Weapon mounted white light
  • Issued Pistol with weapons mounted light
  • Weapons cleaning kit
  • Water Bottle or equivalent 
  • Boots/suitable footwear
  • Note taking materials
  • Inclement weather gear (seasonally appropriate)
  • Batteries for all equipment

 

AMMUNITION:

 
  • Carbine - 1000 rounds 
  • Pistol - 500 rounds

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