Budd Light

A device designed by Budd Croley of the US Army Matériel Command to decrease ‘friendly fire’ causualties. It consists of a pulsed IR beacon visible by night-vision goggles and used for vehicular and personnel identification and for marking obstacles, passage points, helipads, and minefields. It can be attached to vehicles or carried by individual soldiers as a command and control device when operating at night, to signal air support, or give a location of friendly troops