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Images Of Prototype 100-Degree Field Of Vision Helicopter Goggles

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June 2000 -- Military helicopter pilots can view areas in the dark nearly three times wider when they wear new prototype night-vision goggles (NVGs) instead of current equipment, according to Army Aviation and Missile Command engineers.

A test pilot, who looked like a science fiction "cyborg" when he donned the night-vision goggles, made evening test flights with an Army/NASA Cobra helicopter in April, May and June 2000 at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA. The goggles were developed for the Air Force by Night Vision Corp., Lincolnwood, IL, and were loaned to Ames for the experiment.

(Thumbnail jpeg image of night vision helicopter goggles
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thumbnail image, night vision goggles
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Please credit photos to Eric James, NASA Ames Research Center. June 2000.

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