The Navy League’s online “Seapower Magazine” has a short post about new equipment being used by Marine Recon and EOD reminded me once again that perhaps the Coast Guard could use more night vision and thermal imaging devices.
Do ships’ look-outs have the use of night vision devices? They could help even normal operations, particularly in rain or fog. Might help find a person in the water in low vis situations or detect a Self Propelled semi-submersible.
We probably don’t need the depth perception provided by the binocular devices. Wonder if there are any of the earlier versions might be available from DOD as excess property?