Night Vision Goggles

May 2010

A huge milestone was reached at Top Aces in early May. The engineering and operations team successfully integrated the Night Vision Goggle (NVG) system into the cockpit and flew the first NVG sortie.

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Top Aces achieved both operational and technical airworthiness certification for Night Vision Goggle (NVG) operations.  To accomplish this, the Alpha jet required extensive modifications, as well as an NVG training plan for both the pilots and maintainers at Top Aces.  This new capability enhances safety during night taskings and is essential for night close air support training missions.   NVG’s also enhance night fighter support missions allowing all aircraft to use the night aided training rules.

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