*NEW* Night Fighting Class: Night Optical Device Firing (NODF)
Due to student request, the following Night Optical Device Firing (NODF) class has been added:
This is an optional class that takes place the evening before CRCD/CRM classes (usually Friday evening for weekend classes). It follows the Combat Lifesaver (TC3)/Rifle Manipulation Primer (RMP) classes that take place that day, but is a standalone class.
Class start time is 2000 hrs (8pm).
Note: this class is designed for you to bring your own equipment.
Background Reading: Considerations for Night Operations
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.
- NOD capabilities and limitations
- Introduction to night operations
- Equipment selection and set up
- Aiming device zeroing procedures
- Tactics, techniques and procedures for NOD usage
- Understanding common countermeasures
- Night firing
- Functioning, modern, magazine fed, center-fire rifle (ex. AR15 family of weapons, AK47 etc.)
- Quality hands free night vision device that will not fail on you, with head mounting ability (skull crusher minimum)
- Infrared aiming laser (DBAL type or similar), ability to mount it on the weapon
- or Quality red dot or holographic weapon sight
- Ability to carry at least two reloads on your person (battle belt, magazine pouch, chest rig, etc.)
- Ear protection (electronic is preferred but we understand the limitations of equipment integration)
- Clear eye protection
- Positive attitude and an open mind
- Seasonally appropriate clothing (obviously the temperature drops at night so be prepared)
- Light weight helmet for your NODs
- Spare batteries for all electronic equipment
- Red lens flashlight
- Notebook and pen or pencil
- Weapons maintenance gear (lube, cleaning kit, sight or weapon specific tools, etc.)
- Knee and elbow pads
Possible sources of night vision equipment and aiming lasers: