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ACR Electronics Launches The New MS-2000(M2) Military Distress Marker Light

ACR Electronics, Inc. has just announced the release of the brand new MS-2000(M2) military distress marker light. The full release can be read below:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida – ACR Electronics, Inc. (ACR), a global leader in safety and signaling technologies has released the next series of military distress marker lights, the MS-2000(M2).The new series of military LED strobes is an upgrade from the original MS-2000(M) model, which has been standard issue for military forces around the world during the past 25 years. The MS-2000(M2) is available in three configurations: MS-2000(M2) Strobe, the Doublefly and the Waterbug.


Each configuration strobes at 41 candela (301 lumens) at max, which can be seen for miles. For the soldier’s protection, the vibration mode indicator is synchronized to the light’s output; this is especially important to indicate when the light is on while in the infrared mode. The Doublefly offers the same powerful strobe as the base model but adds two additional light and vibration modes; a ‘steady-on’ and an ‘SOS mode’. The most feature-rich light is the Waterbug which inherits all the features of the Doublefly but adds the armed water activated mode. When its water sensors come in contact with water, the light is activated.

All three distress marker lights boast an average luminescent output of 205 lumens per flash and are ready to shine with three essential filters: infrared (IR), white or blue. All of this light is produced with just two AA alkaline batteries. On a clear night the MS-2000(M2) can be seen up to 6 miles away and is waterproof up to 50 feet/15m. The MS-2000(M2) series light output, activation modes, vibration indicator, light dispersion, 56-hour battery life and durability are lifesaving features. These lifesaving qualities are what make it the preferred rescue light of elite military forces around the world.

The MS-2000(M2) is sure to serve as the next generation of lifesaving military distress marker lights carried by combat forces around the world. ACR has manufactured lifesaving lights since inception in 1956. ACR distress marker lights have been used by astronauts, military forces, and everyday boaters and outdoor enthusiasts worldwide.

For more information, visit www.acrartex.com.


7 Responses to “ACR Electronics Launches The New MS-2000(M2) Military Distress Marker Light”

  1. Brian says:

    The ms2000 strobe has to be one of my favorite piece of equipment. Not sure what my fascination is with it but they are pretty cool. Too bad it’ll be a long time before these new ones can be acquired as cheaply as the ms2000

  2. SN says:

    Had a ms2000 corrode, sent them an e-mail to try and fix it; nada. I hope they do a better job responding to .mil and .gov e-mails. That said, I agree with Brian when he says it’s a pretty cool piece of gear. Light years over the old strobe system.

    • Brian says:

      Well, there aren’t a whole lot of ms2000 mil surplus that are actually made by acr. A lot, including mine, are made by federal rehab services (as far as I know that’s who makes them).

      Either way, they should last a long time. If you use lithium batteries they shouldn’t corrode.

  3. Invictus says:

    Well, hello there, piece of gear I didn’t know I wanted!

  4. Terry says:

    The MS-2000M is a great bit of kit. An LED update can only be a good thing and the increase in battery life is exceptional.

  5. Kaos-1 says:

    but yet they still have the crappy and “very delicate” flip over IR cover. I don’t now how many of those things I’ve had break off during my deployments. Once that’s gone they’re worthless in a theater of operation. That’s why I stuck with using firefly’s (Phoenix jr). If you need a visible marker that’s what an 8 digit grid and chemlights are for.

  6. Airborne_fister says:

    So since the LEDs do not produce an it glow. Hence why you cannot put an ir filter over a white surefire light. Does this mean it has a special set of LEDs? Or am I just wronger then two boys trapped in a closet on Valentine’s day?