Velux 3 is a Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) signaling beacon. Constructed from a solid billet of aircraft aluminum, the Velux 3 cylinder walls are more than 2.5mm thick making the beacon virtually indestructible. This tremendous strength coupled with a watertight design make the Velux 3 superbly suited for water to land deployment and special forces operations.
Principally designed as an individual and K9 Combat Identification marker, the Velux 3 has also been used as a vehicle ID marker, and perimeter marker.
The Velux 3 transmits a fixed flash rate SWIR signal identical to the near IR signal transmitted by the Phoenix Jr. (NSN: 5855-01-438-4588). The Velux 3 signal is turned ON or OFF simply by rotating the beacons bezel. The Velux 3 beacon is powered by the CR123A battery and is offered in either a one or two battery versions. Velux 3 includes a 550 cord retention lanyard.