MCID Beacon

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The Tri-Band MCID is a multi-spectral combat ID beacon for covertly marking blue force personnel and vehicles. With a low-profile design, it matches the shape of a helmet for secure attachment and can also be mounted to MOLLE vests, packs or vehicles. Versions are available with mid-wave infrared (MWIR), near infrared (NIR) and short wave infrared (SWIR) or MWIR, NIR and Visible (VIS).

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Product Features: 
  • MWIR detectable at night at ranges up to10 nautical miles by typical aircraft imaging pods.
  • Covert Ops – Thermal and SWIR modes are undetectable by eye, NVGs and commercial cameras.
  • Low-profile toggle switches provide individual control of thermal, SWIR and NIR emitters.
  • High optical output power – Class I – Eye Safe
  • Powered by (3) CR 123 batteries
  • Hemispherical light distribution for visibility from all directions
  • Multiple MCIDs can be synchronized to flash in unison and can be programmed for custom flash patterns and power output.


Global Item #US Item #WavelengthMaximum Optical PowerTypeMountMaximum Luminous Flux (White)
TBDTBDVIS (white) / NIR (880nM) White – 240 Lumens total; 880 nM - 960 mW;3-4 µm ~ 1,370 mW NIR; SWIRHelmet;Vehicle;MOLLEN/A
US Item #TBD
WavelengthVIS (white) / NIR (880nM)
Maximum Optical PowerWhite – 240 Lumens total; 880 nM - 960 mW;3-4 µm ~ 1,370 mW
Optical DivergenceGreater than hemispherical: 360˚ azimuth x 200˚ elevation
Detectable Range Thermal
Detectable Range SWR5 to 8 km
Battery(3) CR 123
Run Time4.5 to 14 hours
Beacon Dimensions9.5 x 7.5 x 3.8 cm
Weight235 grams / 8.3 ounces
Operating Temperature Range-30°C (-22°F) to 60°C (140°F)
Waterproof10 meters for 30 minutes