FirstDefender is a lightweight, rugged instrument for rapid identification of unknown solids and liquids, including narcotics, TICs, TIMs, explosives and more.
Certified to MIL-STD 810F specifications, FirstDefender offers the superior performance, portability, accuracy and durability required by today's military and civilian first responders.
FirstDefender is an all-optical Raman system designed for use by first responders, homeland security, military, law enforcement and forensic chemistry personnel. Key features and benefits:
• Quickly identifies unknown solid and liquid chemicals from a vast sample library including: explosives, toxic industrial chemicals (TICs), toxic industrial materials (TIMs), chemical warfare agents (CWAs) white powders, narcotics and more • Mixture analysis software identifies mixture components in seconds—including solid/liquid combinations and aqueous solutions • Handheld—weighs less than 4 lbs for easy transport • Designed for use in the hotzone with tough form factor, quick decontamination and easy operation in full Level A gear • Non-contact sampling requires no calibration and no consumables • Point-and-shoot operation through sealed translucent containers avoids contamination and exposure and maintains evidence • Fully operable over a wide temperature range (-20 °C to +40 °C) • Dual sample mode (point-and-shoot or vial mode) enables flexible sampling • Integrated NIOSH and CAMEO database provides on-the-spot reference • 24/7 technical and reachback support provided for all units
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