Night vision goggles provide pilots with increased situational awareness at night, which enhances safety and allows us to fly in more difficult terrain, such as mountainous regions.

Did you know?

  • Until 1998, the technology was
    not available to the civilian market.
  • STARS’ first NVG mission was in early 2003.
  • STARS earned a Nighttime Vision Mark of Excellence award for its work on NVGs in 2015.
  • Given that NVGs are federally regulated, they are stored in a gun safe at all of our six bases when not in use.