NATO AGARD Night Vision Systems Testing
TEST WING ( 412TH) EDWARDS AFB CA
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Night vision systems NVSs have revolutionized the combat operations of war fighters by denying the enemy the cover of darkness, and by providing greatly enhanced night flight capabilities. Navigation, safety, loadmaster coordination of air drop, target detection and target acquisition have all been dramatically improved due to the use and advances NVSs. Once limited to weapon aiming and surveillance, modern NVSs provide aircrews with enhanced situation awareness of the night flight envelope, as well as a more effective way to complete military objectives. As NVSs become more common, and more capable, the role of the United States Air Force Flight Test Center AFFTC in testing those systems on aircraft continues to expand.
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