NIGHT Vision OPERATor

Level 2 – Night VISION Operations  

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION 

 

This 3-Day/ 32hr intermediate level course of instruction has been developed to train and qualify attendees in the application, employment and integration of image intensified Visual Augmentation Systems including Night Vision Goggles and both visible and infra red aiming laser and illuminator during tactical operations including urban combat shooting and close quarters battle training.


During this course of instruction, attendees will participate in three blocks of instructor lead training and practical exercises. The initial block commences during the day with zeroing combat optics and visible lasers and focuses on live fire combat shooting at intermediate distances of 50 -200 yards. Students will be taught dynamic movement and engagement techniques using various shooting positions including prone, kneeling and standing, urban shooting techniques using barriers and shoulder transitions and advanced stoppage assessments and clearances while negotiating their night vision goggles. This daytime terminal learning objective will consist of a dynamic shooting assessment that incorporates many of the technques learnt throughout the day. Training will continue into the evening were attendees will replicate daytime curriculum using both active and passive targeting methods that have been designed to introduce concepts for successful near peer engagements. Trainees will participate in practical exercises that will test night fighting equipment and the end users ability to determine positive threat identification. These exercises are crutial to ensure attendees are aware of the effectiveness and limitations of their night fighting equipment and be able to make good decisions under stress in order to manage liability. This block will conclude with practical exercises to develop SOP/s for target approach and advance to contact tactics and procedures.


The second block on day two will focus heavily on close quarters combat engagements where students will learn best practices in safe weapons handling procedures and engagement techniques while using their night fighting equipment. Attendees will participate in validation assessments that have been designed as enabling objectives to evaluate the students ability to quickly and decisively engaged targets in reduced light and no light. Training will include presentations, correct scanning and assessing, rifle to pistol tranisitions, application of white light and infra red pistol engagements, advanced turning procedures, stoppage clearances, shooting while moving, assaulter bail out drills. Terminal testing will be conducting during the day and night with the Redback One Close Quarters Combat Shooting Validation. 


Day three will commence with lessons on deliberate close quarters battle tactics. Attendees will learn leading edge techniques and procedures in the integration of night fighting equipment with deliberate close quarters battle. The block will consist of instructor lead training in two man room combat tactics, techniques and procedures including, points of penetration, corner and center fed rooms, priority of threat, cross pan and sectoring as well as SOP development for hard and soft targets. Attendees will be given instruction in door and entry procedures, movement procedures and room combat problem solving.


Student's attending this course will receive valuable life saving training that has been designed to develop situation awareness, enhance survivability, increase individual skills and targeting. This course will improve the overall night fighting capability of the team and increase individual capability to operate and fight at night in a close quarters combat environment.

 
3 Days — $695
 

Prices vary for group and departmental bookings

 

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PRE-REQUISITES:  

 

Full time law enforcement or active duty military.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES:  

 

  • Review of Image Intensified Visual Augmentation Systems equipment set up for night fighting and CQB
  • Zeroing the IR laser-aiming module and illuminator
  • Complete validation range practices IAW RB1 CQB CT & Land Warfare requirements
  • Engage targets at close range using combat optic while wearing Night Fighting Equipment
  • Engage targets at intermediate range using combat optic while wearing Night Fighting Equipment
  • Engage targets at close range using combat IR aiming laser while wearing Night Fighting Equipment
  • Engage targets at intermediate range using IR aiming laser and illuminator while wearing Night Fighting Equipment. 
  • Engage targets using passive and active engagement methods. 
  • Participate in target approach training.
  • Participate in live fire advance to contact training.
  • Understand limitations of night vision goggles and conduct positive identification assessment.
  • Perform advanced level weapons handling drills with CQB weapons and NFE by day and night.
  • Display situational awareness as an assault team member
  • Employ Deliberate CQB room combat techniques.
  • Employ thresh-hold clearing options prior to entering a room
  • Utilize the strong-wall and points of penetration to penetrate a room
  • Employ Deliberate CQB room combat techniques by day and night, integrating NVG’s & IR Lasers systems
  • Participate in indoor, multi room, combat range practice, in a darkened enrironment as part of an assault team

 

SUBJECTS COVERED:

 

  • Review Equipment set up and new equipment
  • Zeroing procedures for day & night
  • Combat set ups
  • Dynamic movement procedures
  • Advanced intermediate range engagements 
  • Advanced passive & active targeting application 
  • Intermediate range dynamic live fire validation  
  • Barricaded Shooting
  • Active and Passive targeting
  • Positive threat identification
  • Target Approach Training
  • Advance to contact tactics
  • Stoppage clearances 
  • Positional shooting 

 

  • Ready positions 
  • Rifle to pistol transitions 
  • Combat and Tactical Reloading 
  • Shooting while moving
  • Advanced static turns
  • Barricaded shooting
  • Shoulder transitions
  • Close quarters live fire validation
  • Deliberate Clearance Procedures and SOP
  • Corner & Center fed rooms
  • Thresh hold clearance procedures
  • Two Man Room Combat Problem Solivng
  • Door & Entry Procedures
  • Movement Procedures

 

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 for 4 carbine magazines
  • Magazine carrier for 2 pistol magazines 
  • Magazines, rifle x 5 

 

  • Magazines, pistol x 3
  • Service Carbine
  • Non Lethal Training Weapons (carbine & pistol)
  • Combat optic
  • Combat sling
  • Weapon mounted 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
  • Non Lethal Training Ammunition - 100 rounds

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