Soldier Combat Identification (Combat ID)

QinetiQ helps customers choose and deliver effective, value-for-money Combat ID capability that enables the rapid and accurate positive identification of troops in complex operational environments.

We provide independent advice on selecting, procuring, applying and integrating the right technologies and equipment into the Combat ID solution, and ensuring a coherent and timely introduction of the capability into service.

Combat ID

Our Combat ID solution for the individual dismounted soldier includes:

  • a personal beacon kit
  • a thermal beacon that can be identified by all NATO thermal sensors at beyond weapons engagement range, in a unit weighing less than 330g.

The personal beacon kit consists of an active NIR component that reduces close-range dazzle by spreading the emission over a wider area, and an integrated pair of passive Mirage® cold-sky reflector halos mounted onto the soldier’s helmet.

Designed to achieve the optimum balance between endurance, weight and operating range, the system requires only two AA batteries per 15 hours of use, and is fully operational in less than 60 seconds. It is modular and flexible to allow the soldier or commander to manage its performance based on local intelligence and mission objectives.

Effective Combat ID reduces ‘friendly fire’ or fratricide incidents in operations by enabling military personnel to distinguish between friend and foe in combat – improving situational understanding and firing efficiency. To enhance identification and interoperability across coalition and allied forces, QinetiQ’s solutions are compliant with NATO standard STANAG 2129.

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Combat Identification Of Dismounted Soldier

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