Star Beacon

Thermal IFF Beacon
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The Star Beacon is a state of the art thermal IFF beacon that is undetectable by the naked eye, night vision goggles or commercial video cameras. It is visible to MWIR targeting pods for up to 8 nautical miles (15 km). Small with a low-profile that easily mounts to helmets and vehicles.

  • Positive ID of blue force assets from air and ground thermal imaging systems
  • Multiple STAR beacons can be synchronized to flash in unison
  • Battery pack with six CR123 batteries provides a minimum of 5 hours of continuous use.
  • External power connector for 12 to 32 volts DC.
  • Full hemispherical divergence for visibility from horizon to zenith


Product Options

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

Star Beacon
Legacy ID
Available Spectral Modes
Multiple Star Beacons can be synchronized
Helmet and vehicle mounts
Detection Distance/Range
Visible to MWIR pods up to 15 km
Battery Life
5+ hours of continuous use
Battery Power
External battery pack with six CR123, also can be wired 12 to 32 VDC
Thermal Detection Direction
Fully Hemispherical

Specifications subject to change without notice.

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