Night Vision Operator Course

5 Days (40 Hours)

1200 Rounds Rifle
300 Rounds Pistol
10 LLIM (If Issued)
600 Rounds UTM/SIM – Rifle
100 Rounds UTM/SIM – Pistol (OPTIONAL)



The Ridgeline Night Vision Operator Course is designed to assist SWAT and Advanced Capability Patrol Officers with full spectrum integration of Night Vision Devices and required support equipment into the Law Enforcement tactical mission set.

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Must be ACTIVE Law Enforcement Officer, Military Personnel, or credentialed Government Contractor. Should be a graduate of a Basic SWAT course.

Subjects Covered:

  • Night vision theory
    • Optic manipulation
    • Laser manipulation & laser zeroing
    • Manipulating the environment
  • Individual equipment set up
  • Rifle/Handgun/SWS/DM Rifle/LLM Launcher set up
  • Night carbine operation
    • Low/No Light fundamentals
    • Loading/Reloading
    • White light integration
  • Night pistol operation
    • Low/No Light fundamentals
    • Rifle to pistol transitions
    • White light techniques
  • Combative application
    • Individual movement techniques
    • Working cover/terrain
    • Self-aid
  • CBRN/Chemical agent deployment under NODS
  • LLIM employment and transition
  • Rural movement/Small unit tactics
  • Armored vehicle operations under NODS
    • Rigging
    • Driving
    • Rescues
    • Port and turret firing
    • Breaching
    • Gas injection
  • K9 integration
  • TECC under NODS
  • Patrol/UCC vehicle NV techniques
    • Rigging for night operations
    • Driving with NODS
  • Close quarters tactics and techniques/Structure clearance
  • Breaching
  • NOD pistol qual
  • NOD rifle qual
  • NV employment during SWAT mission profiles
    • HR
    • Barricades
    • High risk arrests
  • Shaping the tactical environment to maximize NV equipment advantages
  • Mission planning with NOD integration
  • Culmination scenarios/FOF
  • Fracticide prevention/Signaling/Integration of aerial assets

Equipment List:


  • Rifle with Optic, Weapon Light, Sling
  • Full Power IR Laser/Illuminator (i.e. MAWL, NGAL, PEQ-15, LA5)
  • Handgun with Red Dot Sight, Weapon Light
    (IR capable weapon light recommended but not required)
  • Snipers: SWS with clip on, in line night vision system
    (i.e. CNVD-LR, PVS-27, etc)
  • Issued Less-Lethal Launcher/Shotgun
    (Red dot optic strongly recommended)


  • Minimum (4) Magazines per Platform
  • Plate Carrier
  • Duty Belt
  • Assault Pack
  • Helmet with NV mount
  • Night Vision Device
    (recommended binocular i.e. PVS-31, but single tube i.e. PVS-14 is acceptable)
  • Gasmask

The Following Items are ALLOWED and/or RECOMMENDED


  • Knee Pads
  • Sun Block
  • Chapstick
  • Insect Repellent
  • Handwarmers
  • Cooler with drinks
  • Lunch/Snacks
  • Camp Chair/Stool

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NVOC – Night Vision Operator Course 1-5 April 2024 (9 in Stock)



Night Vision Operator Course

All course purchases are final and subject to Ridgeline's Terms and Conditions that include a no cancellation/no transfer policy.


The Ridgeline Training Center is a premier, purpose-built tactical training school. Located in Dalton, NH the school offers next generation courses and world class experiences for civilians, the corporate world, government agencies, law enforcement and military special operations groups. The Ridgeline team maintains a simple but important focus that THE INDIVIDUAL STUDENT AND THEIR GOALS ARE ALWAYS OUR HIGHEST PRIORITY.

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Dalton, NH 03598

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