with little to no degradation of the ANVIS performance when directed through the windscreen of helicopter
cockpits. This laser is deemed acceptable for use. Any class I Near-IR laser is acceptable for use in the
cockpits or cargo compartments of army helicopters.
(3) Laser pointers other than class I Near-IR lasers may only be used in the cargo compartment
of UH-1, UH-60 or CH-47 aircraft, at the discretion of the PC. The PC should include the use of laser pointers
in the crew and passenger briefing.
Users should be aware that any laser can permanently or temporarily degrade the per-
formance of NVGs if used improperly. Any laser that is not a class I laser device has
the potential to cause direct permanent damage to the eye.
(4) Unit commanders will (if applicable) develop SOPS regarding the safe use of laser pointers
during NVG helicopter missions. Guidance regarding hazards associated with tactical laser pointers is avail-
able from the U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine, DSN 584-3932 or (410)
671-3932. EMAIL is mchbdsl@aehal .apgea.army.mil. General guidance regarding the safe use of lasers
is available in the following video tapes:
(a) TVT-20-835, Guidelines for Laser Safety.
(b) TVT-20-854, SAVPIN 705980DA, Lasers in Combat and Training.
(c) TVT-20-855, SAVPIN 705981 DA, Lasers, The New Threat.
IR Bandpass Filters -
(1) The IR filter (pink light), P/N EGD-0931-1 may be installed IAW the applicable aircraft MWO
or in the absence of MWO instruction, based on the operational requirements of the user.
(2) Units are authorized to use the bulb which best suits their operational environment and mis-
sion as follows: