Echo enhancer, Transponder, Rose flare
Modern radars have echo enhancer.
Echo enhancer make small targets to look bigger.
Echo enhancer should be switched off when not required.
Useful in heavy clutter condition.
Downside – Distort the radar picture.
Emits characteristics signal when triggered by radar pulse.
Used in SAR operation.
Only used with certain type of radar.
Consists of a rocket.
Can be fired from a pistol.
Emit stong light at a height of 4 NM.
X band radar can detect for about 15 minutes.
Used as a distressed signal.