NVGs used by aircrew are not allocated on a Service basis. NVGs are issued to Front Line Commands according to operational requirements and as such, the numbers vary on a day to day basis. As at
In addition to aircrew NVGs the following quantities of night vision weapon sights and goggles are held:
Royal Navy: 455, of which 178 are Weapon sights and 277 are head mounted goggles.
Royal Marines: 1,553, of which 855 are Weapon sights and 698 are head mounted goggles.
Army: 18,541, of which 13,000 are Weapon sights and 5,541 are head mounted goggles.
Royal Air Force: 1,630, of which 1,232 are Weapon sights and 398 are head mounted goggles.