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Frequently asked questions

What are Infrared Combat ID Patches?

Infrared Combat ID Patches are specialized equipment designed for identification purposes in various military, tactical, and recreational activities. Utilizing advanced IR reflective technology, these patches absorb all visual light spectrum and reflect back only infrared light, making them visible only through night vision goggles (NVG), image intensifiers, or SWIR (Short-Wave Infrared) devices. Our patches are customizable in terms of IR wavelength, design, and material, catering to a wide range of applications.

How do IR reflective products work?

Our IR identification products are made from a passive material engineered specifically to remain covert under normal conditions. They reflect infrared light only when an IR laser or light is pointed at them. The material absorbs all visual light spectrums and reflects back infrared light in a wavelength range of 0.7-1.4 microns. This reflection is directed back in a narrow angle, making it visible only from the viewpoint of the IR source.

Can you customize the IR wavelength on the patches?

Yes, we offer customization of the reflected IR wavelength from 0.7 to 1.4 microns. This feature allows our customers to tailor their IR Combat ID Patches for specific operational requirements, ensuring compatibility with their existing night vision or infrared equipment.

What types of IR patches do you offer?

We offer a wide range of IR patches, including custom-made IR flag patches for identification friend or foe (IFF) purposes, IR callsign patches, reversible callsign patches, IR IFF squares, laser-cut IR patches, dual IR patches with both visual and infrared modes, blood type patches, and photoluminescent ID options. Each product can be customized with various colors, logos, flags, letters, symbols, and backing options like Velcro brand backing for easy application.

Are these patches only for military use?

While our IR Combat ID Patches are designed to meet the stringent requirements of military operations, they are also suitable for law enforcement, security, airsoft, paintball, and other recreational activities where team identification in low-light conditions is crucial. The customizable nature of our products makes them versatile for a wide array of applications beyond military use.

How durable are the IR patches?

Our patches are crafted from high-quality materials, including IR reflective fabrics and durable Cordura, designed to withstand harsh environmental conditions and rigorous use. The laser-cutting technique ensures precision and durability, making them ideal for operational use in any setting.

Can you produce vehicle IR markers?

Yes, we offer custom-sized and shaped vehicle IR markers that adhere to NATO standards. These markers come with options for magnetic or adhesive backing, making them easy to apply and remove from vehicles. They are designed for quick identification in tactical environments, enhancing the safety and coordination of vehicle operations.

What technology underpins the functionality of Infrared Combat ID Patches?

Our Infrared Combat ID Patches are built on a passive material technology designed to absorb the entire visual light spectrum and reflect only infrared light. This allows for covert operations, with the patches becoming visible only when illuminated by an IR laser or light, reflecting a narrow-angle IR light that can be customized between 0.7 and 1.4 microns in wavelength.

How do IR Combat ID Patches contribute to military and tactical operations?

hese patches play a crucial role in identification friend or foe (IFF) scenarios, enhancing the safety and operational efficiency of military and tactical units. They allow for quick and covert identification of personnel in low-light or night-time operations, minimizing friendly fire incidents.

What customization options are available for IR Combat ID Patches?

Our patches can be customized extensively, including IR flags, callsign patches with reversible options, and dual-mode patches that offer both visual and infrared visibility. Customers can select custom logos, flags, letters, symbols, and colors (Tan/OD/MultiCam), as well as choose from various backing options like Velcro.

How do IR reflective patches remain covert in daylight?

The patches are made from materials that absorb visible light, making them appear non-reflective and blend with the background in daylight. Their IR reflective capabilities are activated only under IR illumination, ensuring they remain covert until needed.

Are there IR patches available for non-military applications, like airsoft or paintball?

Absolutely, we provide IR patches designed for airsoft, paintball, and other recreational activities. These patches enhance team identification and strategy in low-light conditions, adding an extra layer of realism and safety to the experience.

Combat ID Patches

IR identification products made from a passive material engineered to absorb all visual light spectrum and reflect back only infrared. Reflected IR wavelength can be customize ( 0.7-1.4 micron ). IR reflective products will remain covert and will be activated only when IR laser / light is pointed at. The reflected IR is returned in a narrow angle and can only be observed from the IR source viewpoint.


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