In ages past, darkness meant fear. Good people banded together for protection after the dark, for predators hunt in the night.

Cutting-edge night-vision technology now offers the means to dispel the darkness. Mastery of the night is the greatest single tactical advantage U.S. forces have over their adversaries. Nowadays, this same game-changing capability is available to law enforcement agencies and civilians. What follows is a typical cross-section of the tactical tools that will let you own the night.

Scroll the gallery of night-vision gear above.

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