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The Role of Night Vision Equipment in Military Incidents and Accidents

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The Role of Night Vision Equipment in Military Incidents and Accidents
Night vision devices provide enormous benefits. They enable personnel to carry out operations under conditions that would not otherwise be possible. However, these benefits carry considerable risks. For instance, individuals often become over confident about their ability to use image intensification and infrared devices. In consequence, the use of night vision equipment is an increasingly common factor in military incidents and accidents. For instance, the US Army recently found that there were 7.7 serious incidents per 100,000 hours of daylight flight in their helicopter fleet. The rate rose to 13.9 per 100,000 hours for night flight. Of those, the rate for unaided night operations was 9.3 while 15.8 incidents occurred per 100,000 hours for night operations involving vision enhancement systems. This paper uses an analysis of incident and accident data to identify requirements for the successful deployment of night vision equipment. It is argued that these applications must be integra...
Chris W. Johnson
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Updated 31 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2004
Where IFIP13
Authors Chris W. Johnson
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