FALLUJAH, IRAQ – JULY 27: A U.S. Navy SEAL prepares his night vision goggles for a mission to capture Iraqi insurgent leaders July 27, 2007 near Fallujah, Iraq. American Special Forces operate throughout Iraq, targeting “high-value targets” in commando raids, often at night to take advantage of their night vision superiority. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

First time to see the patch on the photo, I thought it was just a simple IR patch with white stencil number spray paint on it and I did not know what was the patch for either. Later on when I was able to get my hands on this patch I realize it is much better then what I just though the patch would be, It is a reversable, dual IR unit patch for the SEAL operators, the number indicates or identify the operator among the SEAL TEAM members, they would just fast glim on the number and know who is their fellow brother beside them during combat missions. the black side I called it “SIDE A” have both IR reflection and night glow on the letter 13 so the operator can also see it without the NVG and the IR function is much brighter then the “SIDE B” Khaki side.

This is the “SIDE B” the low profile khaki side of the patch, it is not as easy to identify as the “SIDE A” because it is specially design for when operators are using NVG during their operation. on the patch they used tan color codura for covering the IR and only expose the number with laser cutting on the codura so I think this work craft is really complicated and it has real IR reflect function, it is way better then other fake IR patches out there in the market.

Will post the night glow and under NVG mode patch photos soon.

Cheers. Hooyah!!!


7 responses

  1. 20

    你好,請問一下 我有看到你賣場之前有賣 V23 的臂章,我在網路看圖片有看到 V23 E01 T31 之類的臂章,小弟不知道 “V” “E” “T” 這類代號是指?? 麻煩您解惑一下…謝謝

    August 24, 2009 at 4:00 AM

    • SilentPro


      September 3, 2009 at 5:10 AM

  2. ethan

    hi silent pro, i would also like to know more about the above question. seems your patch(even in your picture that the patch carried by seal) does not have any letter as well. can u explain abit more, cheers

    August 25, 2009 at 5:16 PM

    • SilentPro

      Actually I am not really sure about the letter + numbers or just numbers, but with my expreience I think the one with the letter for example “E17” is attach with the different platoons so you can tell which platoon the operators is from for example like “Echo 17”, the one just have the number “13”, the operator is within the single SEAL TEAM missions, they only need numbers to identify who is who in the operations.

      Hope this info helps you out. Cheers.

      September 3, 2009 at 5:17 AM

  3. Chris Vargas

    Where can i buy these ir patches

    June 29, 2010 at 2:22 AM

    • SilentPro

      Hi Chris

      The patches are not for sale since last year. Thank you

      July 8, 2010 at 12:10 PM

  4. US Army Special Forces usually wear patches with a letter designating their fire team and a number designating their squad position. Example D05 designates Fire team Delta Squad member 5. watch/pause at 2:32 and you will see what I mean.

    September 21, 2011 at 7:16 PM

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