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A flexible material, six inches (152.4 mm) or less in width, coated or
impregnated with reflecting material. It may have an adhesive backing. For
items more than six inches (152.4 mm) in width, see SHEETING, REFLECTIVE.
For items with luminescent material, see TAPE, LUMINOUS.
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III PART NAME ASSIGNED BY CONTROLLING AGENCY
14 IN. X 2 IN.
Easily and permanently attaches to vehicle
Only visible through illuminating night
Approved by the Joint Combat
Identification Marking System
14" on longest side x 2"
Two complete V's per package
Permanent peel-and-stick adhesive backing
relies on the simple principle that selected light wavelengths can be either
reflected or absorbed. This simple principle, translated into Warrior GloTape,
is becoming the standard equipment for the future warrior.
In the same way that coatings on modern combat fighter jets are tuned to
absorb radar wavelengths, Warrior GloTape uses a specially-formulated coating
to catch select visible light bands and only reflect IR wavelengths. While it
is true that some visible light is reflected back from the surface, reflection
in low-light conditions is considered to be almost zero. The reflected IR
light amount is substantial, and coupled with military night vision IR systems
creates a beacon of light which marks a friendly unit to team members.
Reflected high-frequency light (IR) can
come from ambient light, illuminated ENVIS gear, or lasers. Targeted lasers
provide the greatest infrared return while viewed through Night Vision (Image
Intensified or I2) equipment.
Products made from the Warrior GloTape materials are durable and easy to care
for. Much of this is owed to the technology behind the patch and construction
3M reflective material provides the basic
reflective qualities for Warrior GloTape. Familiar in construction and highway
use, the 3M layer is pliant and extremely durable. A masking is applied to the
surface of the 3M material, effectively turning the layer black and non
reflective to all but infrared light.
All layers, plus any design art, are
permanently adhered to a hook-and-loop substrate using Warrior GloTape
exclusive Fused Edge technology. Fused Edge patches and
labels will not separate, tear, or fray.
Warrior GloTape technology is extremely application flexible. Currently it is
being used to protect soldiers with Patches, Armbands, and Helmet SCHIMS.
The same protection is offered to these heavy
and light vehicles in the form of side markers.
INCREASED TROOP SURVIVABILITY
Will not reveal unit location to
combatants - To the naked eye, Warrior GloTape looks like black duct
tape, yet with NVG equipment, it provides a stealth method for
teams to identify specific units.
Limited field of IR reflection
- Infrared light is only reflected back to the viewer in a 5 degree cone from
center. Only those meant to identify troops or vehicles will be able to do so.
- When illuminated with military ENVIS equipment, Warrior GloTape markers are
visible at up to 800 meters. Military teams are given enough time to identify
and react to ground movement.
SIMPLE AND DURABLE
Nothing to break -
Warrior GloTape is not powered internally, has no light-emitting elements and
needs no batteries.
Cost effective - Troops
and vehicles can be outfitted and thus protected with smaller cost per unit as
compared to other identification systems.
Long life-span - Patches
and labels have a seven-year weather exposure life.
technology - Patches do not have seams or stitching to tear or wear
ULTIMATE FLEXIBILITY AND SECURITY
Exclusive distribution -
Warrior GloTape products are only supplied to approved military and civil
Full range of uses -
Protects both individual troops and vehicles in combat situations.
Added personalization -
Custom unit markings can be created for approved military and civil
is an infrared (IR) reflective material intended for the covert combat
identification of troops, vehicles and equipment. It is most commonly used to
prevent fratricide (the inadvertent killing of friendly forces). To the naked
eye, GloTape appears to be similar to black duct tape in both texture and finish
without a visible reflective glow. When illuminated with the infrared diode on
standard Night Vision Goggles (NVG's), the GloTape gives a bright reflection that
is clearly visible up to 70 meters away. The bright reflection from an infrared
laser can be seen up to 900 meters using a 6-power night vision scope. GloTape
is available in a variety of sizes and cuts to fit the individual needs of the