North Star Beacon

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The North Star is a miniature laser beacon powered by a single 123 battery. Use it to covertly mark personnel, vehicles, or hard targets for either combat ID / IFF or tagging and tracking purposes. Multiple North Stars can be synchronized to flash in unison. It is available with up to 250 mW of optical power making it visible at extended ranges, even indirectly (reflected off the ground) for over 3 km. Covertly mark blue force personnel, vehicles, DZs, LZs, etc.

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Product Features: 
  • TTL – Tag and track red force personnel, vehicles, etc. in rural and urban environments
  • High optical output and synchronous flashing ensure excellent long range visibility
  • Available in several wavelengths including 850 nm, 1064, and 1550 nm
  • Miniature package with a spring clip, tie down tabs, and neodymium magnets
  • On-board microprocessor allows factory programming of custom flash patterns
  • Now available in NIR and SWIR bandwidths


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