Phoenix JR.™ 123 Infrared Beacon – Sand is an extremely rugged and low-cost Infrared marker beacon. The Phoenix JR.™ 123 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 can also be used as a vehicle ID marker, drop zone indicator and perimeter marker. Designed with the same functionality as the Phoenix JR.™ it has been equipped with a spring clip for easy attachment to belts, straps, clothing and equipment. Designed to use a CR123 Battery, the JR123 is 50% smaller and lighter than the Phoenix JR. When not in use, the CR123 battery can be stored within the unit by installing the battery upside-down.
Phoenix JR.™ and the war on terrorism. Since its introduction in 1984, the Phoenix JR.™ (Firefly)™ beacon has become the world standard for covert signaling and electronic combat identification of military, law enforcement, SWAT and homeland security assets. It has been utilized by American and coalition forces for combat identification in theatres of operation such as Kosovo, Bosnia, Somalia, Afghanistan and Iraq. These beacons have multiple uses in combat and other operations for marking personnel, vehicles, pathways and locations. They incorporate a flash rate that was specified to prevent confusion with small arms fire.
Weight 10 grams | 0.35 ounces (without battery)
Size 2.18” x 0.84” x 0.70” | 55mm x 21mm x 18mm
Flash repeat cycle 1.3 Seconds (fixed)
Flash duration 20 Milliseconds (fixed)
Battery CR123 Lithium
Configuration 3 Light Emitting Diodes (LED)
Coverage 240 degrees x 360 degrees
Switch On Install battery with correct polarity
Switch Off Remove battery
Battery Storage Install with reverse polarity
Environmental Water Resistant / Temp -30C to 50C
Options Phoenix Jr. 123 IR (902124IR), Phoenix Jr. 123 Red Training Model (902124R), Phoenix Jr. 123 NV Green Training Model (902124NV)