Robinson Helicopters has received FAA certification for its Night Vision Goggle (NVG) configuration on its R66 Police helicopter. For NVG compatibility, the helicopter’s interior and exterior lighting along with the aircraft’s instruments and avionics, were assessed. The Florida Polk County Sheriff Office’s second R66 helicopter is fully NVG compatible and served as the test bed for certification.

The Polk County Sheriff Office provides air support over two thousand square miles in Central Florida, an area consisting mainly of lakes and flatlands with little or no illumination, making NVG essential.