Thermal film has advantages in the day and night
The reliability of thermal film in the day or night and all weather conditions is slowly gaining momentum as the “go to” choice for IFF protection and Search and Rescue operations. Thermal films are versatile and can be used as patches for personal identification, panels for personal and vehicle ID, markers for vehicle ID as well as training targets.
Unlike IR film, thermal films need no illuminator to be seen, and when identified with a thermal device (FLIR) the film will appear dark or cold. Another advantage to thermal films is that the patch, panel, or marker on the user/vehicle can be seen through smoke, rain, or fog making it an excellent deterrent against IFF casualties.