Night Vision Operator Course
Train to Maximize the Effectiveness of Night Vision Technology
Our Night Vision Operator Course is designed to give armed professionals the foundational knowledge needed to work safely and effectively with night vision goggles.
Military operations are frequently conducted during hours of darkness. Statistics show that most crimes- and the vast majority of law enforcement involved shootings- occur during hours of darkness or in low light conditions. Only a small percentage of military and law enforcement training, however, addresses night operations. An even smaller percentage addresses night operations utilizing an important and increasingly popular tool- night vision.
Unfortunately, the huge increase in night vision procurement has not resulted in a corresponding increase in night vision training. As a result, many units and agencies are under-utilizing this powerful tool. In some instances, they are even putting their warriors at risk by allowing them to operate with night vision without fully understanding its capabilities and limitations and without being able to perform even the most basic tasks under goggles (i.e. fire a handgun).
Telluric Group’s 3-Day Night Vision Operator Course is designed to provide students with the foundational knowledge, skills, and tactics needed for the safe, effective use of night vision devices for military, law enforcement, or security applications. It utilizes classroom presentation, range fire, drills and exercises, and scenario-based training. Topics include:
- Physiology and Psychology of Night Operations
- NVG Operation
- NVG Capabilities and Limitations
- Individual Movement and Hand-Eye Coordination
- Subject Restraint and Control
- Handgun Familiarization and Qualification
- Rifle Familiarization
- Driving Considerations
- Basic NV Tactics and Techniques:
- Use of cover
- Moving and shooting
- Use of lighting conditions for tactical advantage
- Countering suspects’ use of white light
- Countering suspects’ use of NV devices
- Team movement and communication
- Mission planning considerations
Our instructors are the most experienced night vision instructors in the world. Our real world experience spans more than three decades, and includes recent operations using the latest and best equipment. We have trained literally thousands of federal, state, and local agents and officers on night vision/ night operations, with outstanding results.
Cost: $750 per student
Prerequisites: Documented training with both the carbine and the handgun.
Equipment/ Ammunition Requirements: Students should bring: duty/ tactical gear; PPE (eye and ear protection and hat or helmet; body armor is optional but recommended); a rifle/ carbine with optical sight and laser (if available) and minimum 3 magazines; and a handgun with a serviceable holster, 3 magazines, and magazine pouches. Tritium sights are required for handgun firing and qualification (but we do have a temporary work-around if necessary). Students will also need at least 300 rounds of ammunition for their rifles and 300 rounds for their handguns. UTM ammunition for exercises and scenarios will be provided.