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Beacons, Tags, IFF

NOVA - Multi-Spectral Combat ID Beacon

The Nove is a multi-spectral combat ID beacon for covertly marking blue force personnel and vehicles. It includes broadband thermal, NIR and white LED emitters. When operated in thermal mode, it emits no visible signature and is undetectable by conventional night vision equipment. The Nova has an optical output of approximately 480 mW in the mid-wave IR band (3 to 5 micron), 104 mW in the long-wave IR band (8 to 12 micron), 450 mW in the NIR band (850 nm), and 80 lumens in the visible spectrum. The beacon's wide divergence and high power ensures high visibility to air or ground mounted thermal imaging systems and night vision devices. The self-contained unit can be easily configured for use on a helmet, MOLLE vest, pack, or vehicle. 

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Star Thermal IFF Beacon

The Star Beacon is a thermal combat ID beacon for covertly marking blue force personnel and vehicles. It emits no visible signature and is undetectable by conventional night vision equipment. The Star Beacon has an output of approximately 2300 mW in the mid-wave IR band (3 to 5 micron) and/or 400 mW in the long-wave IR band (8 to 12 microns). The beacon emits in a full hemispherical pattern for high visibility to air or ground mounted thermal imaging systems. The emitter head, battery pack, and mount system can be easily configured for use on a helmet, vehicle, MOLLE vest, or pack. 

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North Star Combat ID / IFF

The North Star is a miniature laser beacon powered with a single 123 battery. Use it to covertly mark personnal, vehicles, or hard targets for either combat ID / IFF or tagging and tracking purposes. Multiple North Stars can be synchronized to flash in unison. NIR and SWIR versions are visible directly for more than 30 km and indirectly (reflected off the ground) for over 3 km.

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Octopus TTL Beacon

The Octopus beacons are externally powdered miniature NIR, SWIR, Thermal or dual band beacons. They are specifically designed to outfit a vehicle or fixed asset with 360 degree coverage for covert blue and red force tracking, The output in the SWIR is 200 mW for the dual band beacons and 400 mW for the SWIR only beacons making them visible directly for 30 km and indirectly reflected off the ground for over 5 km. The thermal beacons use high efficiency emitters and microprocessor controlled drive circuits to produce the highest available in-band MWIR and LWIR optical output for their size.  

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Beacons for ISR and Combat ID / IFF

Beacons for TTL and Combat ID / IFF

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