Are you in danger of friendly fire?

Is your IFF protection reliable?  

Your options for IFF infrared combat ID are plentiful on the internet.  But be careful, not all IR patches are reliable. Many are not built to withstand the rigors of your deployment. 

Before you find yourself in a dangerous operation, put your IR patch to the test.

Check your patch for these 5 qualities and stay safe.

1. Your IR Patch Will Not Fall Apart

 Yes, you want an IR patch that will not fall apart.

Our exclusive process – SandStorm Technology™ assures your patch will stay Don't fall victim to a flawed patchintact for a very long time. You  won’t second guess the durability of a SandStorm patch.

This unique one-layer process prevents water and debris from destroying your patch. 

We guarantee it!

2. Your IR Patch Resist Water 

 Water can ruin just about anything.

In the case of your IR patch, you don’t want to worry if your patch is exposed to water.

An IR.Tools™, SandStorm Technology™ patch stays intact and glows before and after it takes a swim.

Though we don’t recommend throwing it in the washing machine. 

3. Your IR Reflection is Bright 

Often we come across IR patches that don’t glow very well. Sad but true.

Keep in mind no glow means no show.  

No show puts you in danger of friendly fire. IR.Tools™ IR patches exclusive reflective materials (SandStorm Technology™) guarantees a glow up to 250% brighter than most IR patches.

You can be confident you will be visible to your unit and prevent friendly fire. 

4. Your IR Patch Resist White Light Reflection

Are you certain you are wearing a covert IR patch?covert white light protection

Check again. By using a flashlight you can check if there is any reflection off your IR patch.

Not all IR patches absorb white light which results in exposing you to the enemy. See the image to the right. The bottom patch is reflecting white light. Where you see gold it should be black.

Our covert IR patches will absorb white light keeping your position hidden from the enemy.

Only a NVG device should be able to pinpoint your location. Therefore, you can move about without fear of friendly fire.

5. Your IR Patch is a WOW! 

 Lets be honest. We all want to wear something that is a WOW!

Custom Hybrid IR patch

An IR.Tools™ custom design laser patch will deliver your style.

We have made some intricate designs for military and law enforcement units and have not disappointed. And the best part is we don’t sacrifice protection for the design.

You will have the same great premium IR patch to protect you from injury. 

It is true, not all IR patches are the same.

Do your homework and be sure you are using a patch that will keep you safe. Your loved ones will be grateful you do.     

Contact us and we will help you solve your IR identification needs.

 The Author

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Tom founded IR.Tools™ in 2006. He has embraced manufacturing premium IR patches, panels, thermal markers, and thermal targets to better protect and train the military and law enforcement communities. Always the innovator, he is always thinking out of the box. Currently he has 21 awarded patents, and 14 patents pending. Tom received his BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from the Univ. of MD, College Park and his MBA from Regents Univ.