Phoenix Jr. Features:
· Fixed Flash Rate
· Common 9V Battery Operation
· Optional Trip Wire Device
· Optional Vehicle Power Supply
· Optional Waterproof Case
· Covert Marker for use w/Night Vision
· 240˚ x 360˚ Coverage
· Available in Red, Green or Infrared
· Weighs only 8.5 grams (0.3oz)
· Optional CR123 Battery Operation
· Optional Programmable Models
· Optional Synchronized Models
The Phoenix Jr. or IR Firefly as it's named in some circles (NSN: 5855-01-438-4588) is an extremely rugged and low-cost marker beacon. It is used in conjunction with Night Vision goggles (NVG's) and other Night Vision Devices (NVD's), at night, as a covert position marker. The Phoenix Jr. was originally designed as a combat identification marker to minimize fratricide (the inadvertent killing of friendly forces, by friendly forces), and has been widely fielded by American and coalition forces for combat identification.
This tiny beacon has many uses in combat and other covert operations for marking personnel, vehicles, safe pathways, or locations. It incorporates a rapid flash rate that was specified to prevent confusion with small arms-fire. Use the Phoenix Jr. to identify friendly force positions, demarcation lines or perimeters. Since its introduction in 1984, the Phoenix Jr. is the most widely used electronic Combat ID system in the world.
Phoenix Jr. and the war on terrorism.
The Phoenix Jr. (Firefly) beacon has been utilized by American and coalition forces for combat identification in theaters of operation such as Kosovo, Bosnia, Somalia, Afghanistan and Iraq. Use the Phoenix Jr. to identify friendly force positions, demarcation lines or perimeters.
Phoenix Jr. is the world standard for covert signaling and identification of military, law enforcement, SWAT and homeland security assets.
Weight: 0.3 Ounce | 8.5 Grams
Size: 1.19” x 0.9” x 0.574" | 31mm x 22.5mm x 14.6mm
Flash Repeat Cycle: 1.3 Seconds (Fixed)
Flash Duration: 20 Milliseconds (Fixed)
Battery: Common 9 volt
Configuration: 3 Light Emitting Diodes (LED), 880nm
Coverage: 240 degrees x 360 degrees
Light Output Frequency and Ordering Information:
902111IR: Infrared - 880 nm
902111R: Visible Red - 640 nm (For Unit Training or Visible Applications)
902111G: Visible NV Green - 565nm (For Unit Training or Visible Applications)
Alternate frequencies available on request
902212-IR Phoenix 1.5 Encodable Beacon
Simple, ultra rugged personnel, equipment and/or area
The PHOENIX 1.5 IS A
PROGRAMMABLE BEACON. It is used as a covert marker and signaling device
where precise identification of personnel, equipment and locations is
needed. Users can easily install unique signals for
individual identification. Signal is input by using a coin or any metal
object to close the gap between the two pins
on top of the beacon. Removing the battery deletes the stored code.
internal six (6) second memory will accept a field installed flash
(Morse Code-like) signal that the operator
programs via the two programming pins. Miniature indicator lights within the
device will flash the pattern as it is being recorded by the user to confirm
the code being stored. During operation, the user can reactivate the
miniature indicator lights at anytime allowing the operator to confirm the
broadcast code in situations where their own night vision equipment has
become lost or damaged.
SPECIAL FORCES OFTEN RENDEZVOUS WITH INDIGENOUS FORCES AT NIGHT. These
rendezvous are generally preplanned and usually done without benefit of
radio or voice communications.
Pre-Planned codes, transmitted by the covert Phoenix 1.5 Beacon allow for precise identification of the friendly forces.
PHOENIX 1.5 IS A USER PROGRAMMABLE BEACON. With a coin or similar metallic
device, the user can tap in a Morse Code-like signal up to six-seconds in
length. Subminiature light emitting diodes (LED) inside the beacon indicate
the code as it is installed and tell when the memory is full. These
same LED's provide confirmation of both operation and the installed code. To
confirm operation, short and hold the two pins while observing the LED's.
They will repeat the operating code.
902611 Vehicle Auxiliary Power Supply (VAPS or VPAK)
IR BEACONS OPERATE ON THE TIP OF ANTENNAS FOR DAYS. The US Army and others use infrared (IR) beacons attached to the tip of the vehicular antenna for combat identification. For years, they detached and replaced the battery every other day to assure continued operation. The new VPAK-1 takes power from any vehicle or DC power source (10V to 35V) by means of the flying lead cable. The VPAK-1 has integrated surge protection; protecting the installed beacon from voltage surges associated with engine start-up.
DURING NIGHT CONVOY OPERATIONS, IN HOSTILE TERRITORY it is prudent to mark the vehicles with combat identifiers. The most common are the Phoenix, Phoenix Jr. and Pegasus Beacons. Those provide effective IR signaling that is readily identified by Night Vision devices (NVD) equipped support elements. From the air, cover aircraft can easily identify an IR-marked convoy at ranges out to five miles . The marking aids convoy integrity and tracking of a vehicle that may stray from the group.
902801 Poseidon Mounting Clip for Phoenix/Pegasus Series beacons
Operating Depth: The Poseidon — Phoenix / Pegasus Mounting Clip (902801) provides a water tight casing for the beacon and battery assembly. If immersed without the Poseidon case, the unit will continue to operate until the contacts fail due to water and electrolytic corrosion. Given these conditions the depth limitation is solely determined by the battery’s ability to withstand depth.
OPTIONAL CR123 *Battery Operation Models:
902124-IR Phoenix Jr.123 - CR123 Battery Operation
902124-NVG Phoenix Jr.123 - CR123 Battery Operation (Green)
902124-RED Phoenix Jr.123 - CR123 Battery Operation (Red)
*Battery NOT Included
The Pegasus/Phoenix Jr. beacons are the world standard for covert signaling and identification of Military, Law Enforcement, SWAT and Homeland Security Agencies.
Weight: 1 ounce
Size: 0.75” x 1.25” x 1”
Battery: Common 9 Volt (30 Hours)
Configuration: 3 Light Emitting Diodes (LED)
Coverage: 240 degrees x 360 degrees
Activation: Trip Wire Removed
Flash Repeat Cycle: 22 Seconds (Fixed)
Flash Duration: 120 Flashes per minute (0.5 sec)
LED Operating Life: 20,000 Hours
Anchoring: Two (2) Tie Points
These Beacons are proudly manufactured in the USA
EXPORT LICENSE REQUIRED.
Infrared Beacons are ITAR Controlled and cannot be exported without written authorization from the US State Department