Night vision goggles provide a severely restricted field of view. Based on my own experience from the armed forces, basic tasks (moving around on foot, setting up a tent, etc) are surprisingly difficult with NVGs, because the narrow FOV detracts from overall situational awareness, to the point that you bump into stuff and so on. Vehicle operation of any kind is inherently dangerous with NVGs, and is only practiced under a strict training regimen with restrictions on speed, procedures and operating environment. It is an attainable skill, but far from a trivial one.
During navigation and pilotage, your job basically boils down to being aware of your surroundings, and employing a tool that sacrifices this for improved detail perception doesn’t sound like a good idea. On top of that, using NVGs destroys your night vision, and renders you blind for a good while in case of equipment failure. Not good if you’re navigating visually at night.
I have a bit of experience with FIR ("thermal) cameras on fast craft. They have some light haze penetration ability, and are good for spotting unlit heat signatures, but utterly useless for navigating and otherwise maintaining situational awareness. The tech you’re looking for is a RADAR set.