The 1990s saw an increased emphasis on night operations within the Army. An integral part of this effort was research to improve the dismounted soldier's ability to see and hit targets at night. Today night equipment, including night vision goggles (NVGs), aiming lights, and thermal sights, is becoming relatively common within the Infantry and other branches of the Army. Initially, ARI conducted research on aiming lights and NVGs.4 44 j Later! marksmanship training and performance with both aiming lights and thermal sights were assessed.47 This chapter summarizes those research efforts.
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