This is an optional class that takes place after the training day. Available September thru April only.
Class start time is confirmed at close of play of Friday’s training / depending on time of year.
Note: this class is designed for you to bring your own equipment.
NIGHT OPTICAL DEVICE FIRING
NODF is designed to introduce students to their night vision, weapon and aiming devices. Students will learn how to integrate different systems to allow them to effectively use their weapon at night. Students will also be shown combat proven TTPs for night time operations. Students will get the most out of this class if they come with quality night vision, a reliable weapon and some form of infrared aiming laser. If you are unsure of your gear please email MVT.
Above: Crye Nightcap, PVS-14 w/ shroud, mount and arm
Best Set Up:
The ideal setup for this class, which applies to the actual use of night vision gear at night, is:
Above: PVS-14 on Helmet, either a bump only or ballistic type
If you are able to rig this gear to your head/weapon in advance, that will save time, rather than getting it out of the box on the night. If you don’t have a clue, we will help as necessary. We will give you the basics, and also show you the utility and limitations of this gear. You can’t pull it off the shelf and suddenly own the night! Hours under NVG’s are precious training. If it is dark night and you have never used this gear before, you can feel a frustration and claustrophobia that we will help you with. Training time is vital with this gear.
Under safe and controlled conditions, we will zero your IR laser, get you night shooting, do some controlled movement /target engagement on the square range, and take you out on a simple controlled night ambush on the tactical ranges.
Above: example DBAL fitted on top rail, with helmet with NOD monocular attached.
Recommended sources of night vision equipment and aiming lasers: