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.