Phoenix Jr. Features:
Fixed Flash Rate
Common 9V Battery operation
Optional Trip Wire Device
Optional Vehicle Power Supply
Covert Marker for use with Night Vision
240˚ x 360˚coverage
Available in Red, Green or Infrared
Weighs only 8.5 grams (0.3oz)
The IR-14 Phoenix Jr. or IR Firefly MPN: 902111IR (NSN: 5855-01-438-4588) is an extremely rugged and low-cost marker beacon. It is used in conjunction with Night Vision goggles (NVG) and other Night Vision devices (NVD), 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.
The beacon has many uses in combat and other covert operations for marking personnel, vehicles, safe pathways, or locations. It incorporates a 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 theatres of operation such as Kosovo, Bosnia, Somalia, Afghanistan and Iraq. The beacon has many uses in combat and other operations for marking personnel, vehicles, pathways or locations. It incorporates a 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.
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
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:
902124IR Phoenix Jr.123 - CR123 Battery Operation (880nm Infrared)
902124NVG Phoenix Jr.123 - CR123 Battery Operation (530nm Green) Training
902124R Phoenix Jr.123 - CR123 Battery Operation (640nm Red) - Training
The Pegasus/Phoenix Jr. beacons are the world standard for covert signaling and identification of Military, Law Enforcement, SWAT and Homeland Security Agencies.
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