Tactical Classes

Classes specialized in the teaching of combat proven, adapted, legitimate light infantry tactics, techniques and procedures.

H.E.A.T. Night Operations

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Compilation of Observations on Gear / Classes by Scott (‘First Sergeant’).

Range Safety for Classes

HEAT Night Operations is an annual class held at the end of the year. This is a two-night class held over a Friday and Saturday night which is primarily nocturnal in nature. This class combines training developed over previous MVT Classes and combines it into full night operations. Also, we run a Night Operations class as part of the Texas Alumni Live Fire training week.

Prerequisites: HEAT 1 & HEAT 2. You must have trained with MVT within 1 year of the Night Operations Class.

Note: You must bring your own equipment (see below).


HEAT NIGHT OPERATIONS is designed to develop competence in night vision equipment, weapon and aiming devices followed by conduct of tactical live fire operations in a controlled training environment. 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 (see below).

Inaugural Night Ops Class, Second Night, Nov 2019.

Outline Training Plan



  • Reception and administration
  • Equipment / lessons

Evening / Nightfall:

  • zeroing
  • Flat Range Drills

NightFall – Midnight Approx:

  • Flat Range Drills
  • Flat Range low light drills
  • Basic Tactical Exercise
  • Night Jungle Walk


  • Nocturnal tactical exercises
  • Night Ambush
  • Night Raid

Sunday Morning: class dismissed.

Necessary Equipment:

  • Body Armor: minimum Level III+ Special Threat or Level IV hard ballistic plates, front and back.
  • Ballistic Helmet (not bump) with attachment for night vision device.
  • Quality hands free night vision device that will not fail on you, i.e. PVS-14, head mounted.
  • Infrared aiming laser (DBAL / Otal type or similar), mounted on the weapon with a momentary on / off switch.
  • Weapon mounted White Light. IR function optional. Momentary on / off switch.
  • Electronic Ear protection.
  • Clear eye protection.
  • Headlamp for night admin.
  • IR strobe. This is for safety. The preferred strobe is  HELSTAR-6, which is not overly bright.

Ammo: 400 – 1000 rounds. This is a live fire class.

Price: $1,200

Class Size: limited to 8 max.

Recommended sources of night vision equipment and aiming lasers: JRH Enterprises.

Note: Due to pre-deployment training for Special Military Units being conducted at the VTC, we reserve the right to cancel or reschedule classes at the VTC with 30 days notice.