Physical Security

Narcotics identifier

by msecadm4921

The security and defence product manufacturer Smiths Detection has launched HazMatID Elite. The firm says that the explosives, chemical warfare agents, toxic industrials and narcotics identifier is for use in the most extreme climates. 


The Elite is the next in Smiths Detection’s HazMatID, a field-portable Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR) solid and liquid identifier.  Ten times smaller and four times lighter than the original, it uses sampling techniques for determination of suspicious powders plus direct surface contaminant analysis and robotics integration.


Mal Maginnis, President of Smiths Detection, said: “As the only chemical identifier able to provide actionable data and easy-to-use chemical analysis tools, HazMatID Elite maximizes the reach of miniaturized and ruggedized FT-IR field technology. Combined with Smiths Detection’s renowned customer service and support, it provides unrivalled support for military personnel and first responders in critical missions around the world.”


The product has an intuitive interface and self-guided software as well as encrypted wireless communications in support of down range operations.  Personnel can train to use the system in under an hour, the makers claim, far less time and resources than required for comparable equipment, it is claimed. For HazMatID Elite technical specifications, visit:

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