Aerial firefighters have an essential mission: to utilize the aircraft while combating fires and supporting firefighters at the fire front on the ground. Fire emergencies can happen at any time. Night flying during firefighting operations can get incredibly challenging.
At Night Flight Concepts, we recognize the extreme and hazardous conditions our aerial firefighters face. Our primary goal is to incorporate innovative night vision solutions into aerial firefighting to ensure safe and efficient missions.
Effective and Sustainable Aerial Firefighting Capabilities with NVGs
Aviation NVG is an aerial firefighting technology that significantly improves firefighting and fire suppression during nighttime, low-light, or extremely smoky conditions. Wildfires can run as hard in the night hours as in the daytime.
With night vision technology, aerial firefighters no longer have to halt operations and wait for daylight to perform their mission safely. These state-of-the-art night vision devices help aerial firefighters suppress fire to prevent it from further threatening communities. It highly contributes to civil aviation safety.
Night Vision Goggles: A Game Changer in Aerial Firefighting
Land and aquatic aerial firefighting have a long military and civilian history. Since aerial firefighters respond to life-threatening and critical incidents, they require specialized tools and equipment to protect and aid their fellow first responders during hazardous conditions. Throughout the years, NVGs assisted aerial firefighters during night flying for better emergency management.
Gen 3 Night Vision Goggles for Fire Fighting and Detection
Fire departments nationwide that utilize the use of NVGs, especially those under Generation 3. They are called ANVIS 9 night vision goggles and are classified as AN/AVS 9. From the L3 EOS M949 night vision goggles (formerly Litton/Northrop Grumman) to the Harris F4949 (formerly ITT night vision goggles), we offer top-of-the-line ANVIS-9 NVGs.
To know the right aircraft NVG configurations and aircraft modifications that will meet the demands of your aerial firefighting missions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our helpful representatives are available to help you.
Efficient Aerial Fire Detection with NVG’s
Spotting a fire can be extremely difficult. Fortunately, aerial fire detection with night vision goggles has allowed firefighting teams to locate and contain fires before it gets out of control.
The development of this night vision technology has dramatically helped in fighting fires during fire season. It benefits states prone to wildfires and their fire agencies, such as Los Angeles County, Orange County Fire Authority, and San Diego Fire-Rescue Department in Southern California.
Aerial fire detection team using NVGs during nighttime operations allows for the more accessible and sensitive discovery of small fires that would otherwise be harder to detect during the day.
Our aerial firefighting programs focus on detecting and reliably identifying potential fires at night using NVGs and acting accordingly to contain them.
NVG For Aerial Firefighting Operations
The night vision goggles revolutionized aerial firefighting missions, from detecting fire to combating wildfire flames, even at night.
Firebombing helicopters do not go into an area without a pre-determined target during nighttime operations. Unlike the daytime, each water drop from the water source or air tankers is a precision drop at night because it’s so expensive, so we don’t send a firebombing helicopter into a fire area without a well-planned strategy.
Skimming into water sources to refill a helicopter’s tanks can also be challenging at night, but NVG helps get water from lakes, rivers, or reservoirs.
With the help of NVGs, aerial firefighters can locate hot spots and water sources that the naked eye can’t.
Gen 3 Aerial Firefighting Night Vision Goggle (NVG) Upgrades
More familiarity and understanding of night vision technology meant more evolution for Generation 3 NVGs. The top-of-the-line Gen 3 Pinnacle is the next breakthrough for the ANVIS 9.
From a higher photoresponse rate and improved signal-to-noise ratio to an overall more excellent range of vision at night, the Gen 3 Pinnacle is regarded as the highest-performing NVG to enter the market.
Night Flight Concepts is your go-to NVG solution provider for Gen 3 NVG technical support, training, repair, inspection, and maintenance.