Nova Beacon

Multi-Spectral Combat Identification Beacon
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The Nova Beacon is a multi-spectral combat ID beacon with thermal, NIR and white LED emitters that covertly mark blue force personnel and vehicles. In thermal mode, it emits no visible signature and is undetectable by conventional night vision. The operator can easily set up the Nova for NIR, thermal, visible white light or combinations of thermal and NIR.

  • Positive ID of blue force assets from air and ground thermal imaging systems, targeting systems and NVGs
  • Six emitter locations can be equipped with any combination of emitters
  • Multiple NOVA beacons can be synchronized to flash in unison
  • Flash pattern is programmable to assist in identification of multiple users and teams
  • Completely self-contained. Can be used on a helmet, MOLLE vest, pack or vehicle.

Product Options

Product options listed are available on some models. Please see the specifications chart or contact your BDT representative for specific model details.

NOVA Beacon
Legacy ID
Available Spectral Modes
Versions available in either Visible, NIR, and MWIR Thermal, or NIR, MWIR Thermal, and SWIR
Unison flashing with custom patterns
MOLLE clip and tie down slots
Battery Life
NIR: ~14 hrs, Thermal: ~10-12 hrs, NIR & Thermal: ~8 hrs, White Light: ~ 4 hrs
Battery Power
Two CR123
Thermal Detection Direction
Horizontal and Vertical

Specifications subject to change without notice.

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