The Phoenix JR (IR-14) NSN: 5855-01-438-4588 is an Infrared
Beacon which is powered by one nine volt battery. The Phoenix JR delivers a powerful infrared flash which can only be seen
with night vision equipment such as the AN/PVS-7 B/D, AN/PVS-14 and AN/AVS-9 at distances of over five miles and can also
be seen through clothing and underwater.
Originally designed as an antifratricide
device to help minimize friendly fire mishaps, the Phoenix JR has seen service in Kosovo, Bosnia, Somalia, Afghanistan and
Iraq. The Phoenix JR has proven itself useful in both Combat and Covert operations, some of which include: identifying personnel
and friendly forces, marking vehicles and convoys, outlining safe pathways, trails or installations.