Helmet mounted Thermal optics exist today, it is only logical that they would be distributed in the future as well.
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Use NVG model, add Thermal vision from laser designator at 1x zoom.
Maybe not needed, but certainly realistic.
There's also a hybrid vision model being already deployed by US Army - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AN/PSQ-20
You can be sure this will be added in ACE.
But however I would not enjoy a mission where everybody runs around with these things.
On the other hand: As a gadget for special forces in a huge mission where only 2 out of 100 guys have those it could be an interesting addition.
That's exactly what I'm thinking. Asymmetric scenarios are also very fun (think Insurgency). But, admitting the high skills of ACE devs, it can't be done without engine support. I created a ticket on Community issue tracker to allow this a while ago.
So, the ticket is perfectly viable - if not as "default" piece of equipment, then at least as a potential possibility to add one in mod.