FirstDefender RM handheld Raman spectrometer

FirstDefender RM

Thermo Scientific FirstDefender RM is the company's latest Raman instrument for rapid, accurate identification of unknown chemicals in the field. At less than half the size and weight of the field-proven flagship FirstDefender®, and delivering results up to 5 times faster, FirstDefender RM meets the demanding requirements of elite military personnel and civilian first responders.

FirstDefender RM is an all-optical Raman system designed for use by first responders, homeland security, military, law enforcement and forensic chemistry personnel. Significant enhancements have been made in speed, performance, mixture analysis and user interface. Key features and benefits:

  • Quickly identifies unknown solid and liquid chemicals down range including explosives, toxic industrial chemicals (TICs), chemical warfare agents (CWAs), narcotics, precursors, white powders and more
  • Mixture analysis automatically determines presence of mixed and contaminated chemicals
  • Weighs 1.8 pounds (800g) for easy transportation down range
  • Certified to MIL-STD 810G standards for ruggedness and environmental protection to IP67 standards against dust and water up to one meter
  • Point-and-Shoot identification enables analysis directly through sealed glass or plastic containers, avoiding exposure to potentially harmful substances; integrated vial holder offers alternative sampling method
  • Menu driven user interface requires minimal training
  • No scheduled maintenance or calibration
  • Non-destructive testing maintains sample integrity
  • Powered using rechargeable battery; wall plug; or commonly available SureFire disposable batteries
  • Fully operable over a wide temperature range (-20 C to +40 C)
  • Integrated NIOSH and CAMEO database provides detailed hazard data on scene
  • 24/7 technical and reachback support provided for all units

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MIL-STD 810G Testing

FirstDefender RM is certified to MIL-STD 810G specifications for ruggedness, including

  • Operation in extreme temperatures
  • Temperature and functional shock
  • Humidity
  • Sand and Dust
  • Immersion
  • Vibration

Contact us for test certification.