Chemical Weapons Identification

Clear chemical agents with two technologies in one handheld device

Military personnel and security agencies tasked with ensuring public safety require rugged, portable chemical testing equipment for the rapid identification of explosives, chemical weapons, and chemical agents. Thermo Scientific™ FirstDefender™ and Thermo Scientific™ TruDefender™ instruments enable rapid testing and identification of chemical warfare agents (CWAs), toxic industrial chemicals (TICs), toxic industrial materials (TIMs), and numerous other hazardous substances in the field. Easily decontaminated and certified to MIL-STD 810G standards for ruggedness, they can be used right in the hazard zone, minimizing risk of contamination and exposure.  

Thermo Fisher Scientific presents the Thermo Scientific™ Gemini™ analyzer, the first handheld instrument to combine two complementary detection technologies, reducing the logistical burden and helping keep CBRN units and first responders safe.

Military personnel often carry upwards of 100 lbs (45kg) of gear into the field. When missions can last days, or even weeks, every ounce counts. The Gemini analyzer provides dual identification technologies in a compact, rugged solution to ease the load and minimize time on target.

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