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071-710-0006 (SL1) - Plan Use of Night Vision Devices

Standards: Made a plan that designated who would operate night vision devices and what, where, and when they would do so.

Conditions: In a combat environment, given a platoon with a requirement to plan for the use of night vision devices.

Standards:  Made a plan that designated who would operate night vision devices and what, where, and when they would do so.

Performance Steps

1.   Analyze the platoon's mission.

2.   Analyze the terrain.

3.   Determine what operational (working properly) night vision devices the platoon has on hand (assets available).

4.   Consider the operating range of the platoon's reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition (RSTA) devices as well as how badly inclement weather could limit those ranges.

5.   If the platoon has Bradley fighting vehicles (BFVs) or similar vehicles, develop and include a plan to rotate observation responsibilities between vehicle crew members.

6.   If the platoon has BFV(s) or similar vehicles, include a plan for recharging the vehicle and equipment batteries during limited visibility conditions.

7.   Include in the plan the mounting of the night weapon sights on the various weapon systems. State how the platoon will use them in both surveillance and target acquisition role.

8.   Discuss how the platoon will coordinate with other units to ensure overlapping sectors of observation (if applicable).

9.   Establish a procedure for implementing the platoon OPLAN.

10. Ensure the OPLAN is disseminated.

Evaluation Preparation: 

Setup: Provide the leader with equipment and RSTA assets.

Brief Soldier: Tell the soldier that soldiers using night vision devices lose their visual efficiency after about 30 minutes. Therefore, to avoid eye fatigue, the OPLAN should require that the soldier using the equipment rest after each 30-minute shift, and after 1 ½  to 2 hours, observation duty rotates to another soldier.

Performance Measures

GO

NO GO

1.   Analyzed the platoon's mission.

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2.   Analyzed the terrain.

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3.   Determined what operational (properly working) night vision devices the platoon had on hand.

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4.   Considered the operating range of the platoon's RSTA devices as well as how badly inclement weather could have limited those ranges.

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5.   If the platoon had BFVs or similar vehicles, developed and included a plan to rotate observation responsibilities between vehicle crew members.

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6.   If the platoon had BFVs or similar vehicles, included a plan for recharging the vehicle and equipment batteries during limited visibility conditions.

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7.   Included in the plan the mounting of the night weapon sights on the various weapon systems. Stated how the platoon would use them in both surveillance and target acquisition roles.

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8.   Discussed how the platoon would coordinate with other units to ensure overlapping sectors of observation (if applicable).

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9.   Established a procedure for implementing the platoon OPLAN.

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10. Ensured the OPLAN was disseminated.

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Evaluation Guidance:  Score the soldier GO if all performance measures are passed. Score the soldier NO GO if any performance measure is failed. If the soldier fails any performance measures, show what was done wrong and how to do it correctly.

References

 

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FM 3-21.71