Another system - one that actually saw some use in Desert Storm - is the BUDD light, named after its creator, Budd Croley, of the Night Vision Electro-Optics Directorate, Ft.
The Budd Light is still available for those units that wish to use it in a deployment, but the idea of mounting or worse, wearing, a beaconing light in these days of increasing NVG availability (there are now commercial camcorders available with crude night-vision capability) is one that would undoubtedly be unpopular with troops, regardless of the actual fielded capability of an enemy army.
One of the first devices to reach the theater was the BUDD Light, so named after its creator, Budd Croley, of the Night Vision Electro-Optics Directorate, Ft.
Although conceptually the same as the BUDD light, the DARPA light was considerably larger, allowed control of the focal plane and was more intense, making it easier to see from the air.
Two years after the end of Operation Desert Storm, the AMC has performed extensive user evaluation of the BUDD light based on its experience in the Gulf, said Bird.