Infra-Red APALS. A Patent was recently applied for the I/R APALS to help rappel Mosquitoes.
Yep.... put one on a collar or shirt pocket and for some reason mosquitoes do not like you!!! if this is true...they can be life savers!!
I/R APALS were born during war and are responsible for saving hundreds of lives for IFF (Identify Friendly or Foe) purposes. US Soldiers owned the night and many times on missions units would get ready to light up a group of unknowns at night. They put on their NODs (Night Vision Devices) and amazingly...the men they are getting ready to shoot had on I/R identifiers. Many were the APALS. The initial APALS had a much shorter life of 35 hours...now these will run up to 200 hours and more...
Police can track undercover personnel night or day with a quick check through night vision devices.
You can mark vehicles and follow at night from the ground or air!
You can use them in underground or cave searches to help your night vison devices.
APALS® were designed by military operators searching for a low cost, ultra reliable, long lasting combat identifier. APALS® enhance your battlefield situational awareness giving you the ability to safely monitor the movement of friendly forces in a dynamic environment. With visible light and True IR capabilities, the APALS® increases combat leader’s confidence in low light and no light situations. From Close Air Support to Urban Combat and Movement, APALS® greatly improves soldier’s and airman’s ability to engage hostile forces while reducing the risk of fratricide. Completely submersible and dustproof, the hermetically sealed APALS® are intended for use in the worst possible conditions, from the searing heat of the desert to the frigid waters of the harshest seas. With more than 200+ hours of run time, the disposable APALS® will meet the most stringent mission requirements.