Explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) equipment for quick explosives and chemical weapons detection

Make informed decisions while downrange

The explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) landscape is evolving. Homemade, improvised explosives, chemical threats, and locally manufactured ordnance items by terrorist organizations are growing concerns. EOD teams need to quickly identify potential explosive threats and detect chemical weapons to make informed decisions downrange on the target. We offer handheld Raman spectroscopy and FTIR chemical identification analyzers built for EOD teams, first responders and the military that give them actionable insights to disarm improvised explosive devices.

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When faced with unknown chemicals in the field, first responders need to act fast. Our portable chemical analyzers deliver the rapid, reliable, field-based chemical identification they need to protect themselves, mitigate the scene, and safely execute their mission.

Rapidly and accurately identify various explosives and their precursors. With the increase of improvised explosive device (IED) usage worldwide, precise determination of explosives has never been more important. Military forces who need to analyze potential explosive threats and preserve evidence turn to us for portable identification systems to counter these threats.

Quickly analyze and identify the contents of unlabeled spilled material and illegally dumped drums. Traditional hazmat analysis at a remote laboratory adds time and expense to the remediation process. Our handheld analyzers harness the power of Raman or FTIR spectroscopy to quickly verify the contents of drums, bags, bottles and more directly in the hazard zone.


When You Need to Know if the Threat Is Real

Learn about the advanced technology, planning tools, and instruments available to first responders, firefighters, law enforcement, military, and government agencies to aid in the detection of radioactive materials and the identification of chemicals, narcotics, and explosive threats. Includes grant information. Read A Practical Guide to Safety and Security Threat Detection Technology.

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FTIR and Raman spectroscopy instruments acquire a spectral fingerprint of an unknown substance, and then compare the collected fingerprint against a reference library. Both methods are lab-proven, precise optical technologies offering distinct advantages in specific applications. Used together, FTIR and Raman spectroscopy provide a broader range of unknown substance identification—and better protection for the responder and the community.

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