<XML><RECORDS><RECORD><REFERENCE_TYPE>7</REFERENCE_TYPE><REFNUM>7808</REFNUM><AUTHORS><AUTHOR>Johnson,C.W.</AUTHOR></AUTHORS><YEAR>2004</YEAR><TITLE>The Operational Strengths and Weaknesses of Night Vision Equipment</TITLE><PLACE_PUBLISHED>In the UK Defence Management Yearbook 2004, PCSA International </PLACE_PUBLISHED><PUBLISHER>N/A</PUBLISHER><PAGES>72-75</PAGES><ISBN>1742-8335</ISBN><LABEL>Johnson:2004:7808</LABEL><KEYWORDS><KEYWORD>Night vision</KEYWORD></KEYWORDS<ABSTRACT>The UK Ministry of Defence (2003) recently argued that the use of night vision equipment improves ‘shared situation awareness’ and ‘greatly enhanced operational effectiveness… in surveillance and target acquisition in close combat’. They are ‘particularly effective in the urban environment’ and in support of ‘marshalling and logistic maneuvers at night’. However, there is good evidence to suggest that this equipment poses significant risks to military personnel. </ABSTRACT></RECORD></RECORDS></XML>