Night vision technology, including cameras, goggles and sights greatly improves enemy awareness and offers significant advantages. One thing must be understood however, no amount of technology will beat an enemy well trained and proficient at engaging in darkness.
The night provides the ultimate theater for combat.
The art of making ones self stealth during the night takes far less effort than in the light of day. Coupled with effective night fighting knowledge and strategy, individuals and small patrols can inflict major damage upon an enemy that lacks knowledge of night combat.
The following handbooks teach battle proven night combat techniques and strategy. Also included is information on improving natural night vision.
The Marines, Rangers and Handbook, is wide-ranging book on Marine and Ranger combat techniques. Topics covered included; Protective Measures, Entrenchments, Camouflage, Scouting and Patrolling and Interpretation Of Signs. Additionally it will discuss about Rangers, their Squad Tactics on displacement, Staining, General Rules, Combat techniques, Weapons used, Strategies and Strategic Thinking.
This rare translation of the original (1913) Japanese military text details methods and techniques of night fighting. The original manual was used to train snipers, scouts, and saboteurs in World War II. After the war, it became one of the many classic manuals used by insurgents in many parts of the world.
Find out more about night combat tools and techniques used during military operations. Night operations call for disciplined, cool, self–reliant troops as the mental strain involved in night combat can be severe. This article highlights techniques and methods used to ensure efficient and safe night operations.