This SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) will specify what type night vision goggles are required, minimum requirements for compatible crew station lighting, aircraft exterior lighting such as anticollision lights and position/navigation lights that are "NVG compatible." Also, this document is intended to set standards for NVG utilization for aircraft so that special use aircraft such as the Coast Guard, Border Patrol, Air Rescue, Police Department, Medivacs, etc., will be better equipped to chase drug smugglers and catch illegal immigrants, rescue people in distress, reduce high-speed chases through city streets by police, etc. Test programs and pilot operator programs are required.
For those people designing or modifying civil aircraft to be NVG compatible, the documents listed in 2.1.3 are essential.
This document is being revised for the references for the Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs) to be corrected to Part 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFRs). Added FAR requirements to reference section and allowance on non-GEN III goggle use.