Phoenix Jr.™ Infrared Beacon IR-14 (NSN: 5855-01-438-4588) is an extremely rugged and low cost Infrared marker beacon. The Phoenix Jr. (Firefly) beacon was principally designed as an individual Combat Identification marker employed to minimize fratricide (the inadvertent destruction of battle field assets by friendly forces.) It has also been used as a vehicle ID marker, drop zone indicator and perimeter marker. Since its introduction in 1984, the Phoenix Jr. is the most widely used electronic Combat ID system in the world
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.
Battery life: Up to 100 hours (dependent on ambient conditions)
Wavelength: 880 nm.
Lifespan: 20,000 hours use (average)
Phoenix Jr. IR, IR-14 (902111IR), Phoenix Jr. Red Training Model (902111R), Phoenix Jr. NV Green Training Model, IR-14V (902111NV)
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