Infrared Googles is a tier 1 upgrade available to Russian Federation
With the advancements and progress in warcraft and stealth technologies, the base defenses have lost their ability to detect stealthed units. Therefore, commanders now have to deploy units designed to detect the stealthed units. While other factions have special units to detect stealth, Russian commanders equip their conscripts with infrared googles for this purpose. Thanks to their ability to detect infrared light with ease, Conscripts can use IR googles to detect hidden units quite easily, even from within the garrisons or transport, giving stealth detection ability to that transport or garrison. Therefore, all transports, from basic Maulers to Heavy Hind Gunships, can be used for stealth detection when carrying even a single conscript.