Smiths Detection Device Allows for Mobile Detection of Explosives and Super Toxic Chemicals

The launch of the LCD 4, a body worn toxic chemical detector, alongside the XID extension, brings enhanced versatility to the detector, allowing it to identify traces of super toxic chemical agents, narcotics and explosives By Joseph Macey / 15 Mar 2023
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Smiths Detection has launched its latest chemical agent identifier, Lightweight Chemical Detector (LCD) 4 alongside the LCD XID extension.

This will expand the detection capabilities of the LCD to include street narcotics, explosives, pharmaceuticals, and other super toxic chemical threats.

The capability of LCD can be transformed by placing the detector into the XID cradle, where it immediately turns the vapour detection device into a ruggedized mobile trace detector that can be used in any Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNe) scenario.

The XID has been developed as a direct response to the request from existing LCD customers to adapt the capabilities of the detector to the constantly evolving global threat environment which is driving the requirement to detect and identify minute quantities of super toxic threats such as fentanyl and novichok.

Smiths Detection’s Defence Market Director, Michael Lea, said: “The LCD 4 and the XID have been developed to respond to the changing threat environment. The XID gives CBRNe and HAZMAT operators the ability to detect and identify a far broader range of threats that they may encounter on everyday operations. The XID is a great illustration of Smiths Detection’s capability to develop products in response to customer needs and helping us to achieve our mission to make the world safer place.”

According to Smiths Detection, the LCD series is the most widely deployed personal chemical detector globally, over 100,000 detectors are in service with operators in 58 different countries.

The LCD 4 & XID will be on display at the Security & Policing event in Farnborough, 14th-16th March, booth C87.

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