Explosives and Explosive Precursor Identification
Fight the explosives threat with handheld identification technology
Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are gaining traction worldwide, due in part to the relative ease of production and widespread availability of raw materials and precursors. Because today's IEDs are not fueled by traditional explosive materials like TNT, but are made in crude chemical labs using industrial chemicals like nitric acid, ammonium nitrate, diesel fuel and sugar, they avoid detection by traditional explosive detection technologies and trained explosives detection dogs. This has led military forces and civilian responder agencies to research and quickly deploy new portable identification systems to counter the current IED threat.
Now, for bomb squads and EOD teams who need to identify potential explosive threats and preserve evidence, Thermo Fisher Scientific offers the Thermo Scientific™ Gemini™ Analyzer. Based on the industry-leading Thermo Scientific™ FirstDefender™ and Thermo Scientific™ TruDefender™ handheld analyzers, Gemini is the first analyzer to integrate FTIR and Raman spectroscopy in one instrument to offer a broader range of explosives identification than either technology alone. Available with the HazMaster G3™ decision support system from Alluviam LLC,, the handheld Gemini analyzer enables virtual mixture analysis and interactive problem solving for more informed, safe decision making in the hazard zone.
TruDefender™ FTX combines our field-proven FTIR capability with a new anvil sampling head for easier sampling and decontamination.