Identify Chemicals and Perform Explosives Identification with FirstDefender and TruDefender FT

Instant ID of Unknown Chemicals and Explosives

When timing is mission-critical, you need Thermo Scientific handheld chemical identification instruments provide rapid, accurate identification of
unknown chemicals in the field where you need it.

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TruDefender FTX: rugged, field-proven FTIR with anvil sampling head. Learn more.


From hazmat teams and law enforcement, to military organizations around the world, customers rely on our instruments for accuracy, speed and durability.


We offer complementary technologies for rapid, field-based chemical identification: Raman and FTIR spectroscopy.



"With FirstDefender, we were able to identify the substance and clear the scene within minutes. There's no way we could have acted so quickly without this instrument."