MCID Beacon

MCID Beacon, front view

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  • MCID Beacon, front view
  • MCID Beacon, back view
  • MCID Beacon, helmet mount
  • MCID Beacon, helmet mount
  • MCID Beacon, helmet mount
  • MCID Configuration Flexibility
  • Beacons at Distance


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).

Overall 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.

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