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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.

2.   Analyzed the terrain.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

9.   Established a procedure for implementing the
platoon OPLAN.

10. Ensured the OPLAN was disseminated.

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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