Army looks to FLIR Systems for chemical-detection spray that discloses blister agents like mustard gas

Oct. 3, 2019
FLIR already is engaged on a $30 million contract to deliver its disclosure spray formulated for nerve agents such as VX and sarin.

WILSONVILLE, Ore. – FLIR Systems Inc. in Wilsonville, Ore., announced it has won a contract worth as much as $35.1 million from the U.S. Army to deliver a new version of the company’s Agentase C2 chemical-detection spray to detect sulfur mustard -- a toxic chemical warfare agent. ASD News reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

3 Oct. 2019 -- FLIR Agentase C2 spray quickly changes color on a surface if a chemical warfare agent is present. With faster and more targeted detection, military decontamination experts can locate trace levels of contamination on surfaces and precisely mitigate the threat.

Blister agents like sulfur mustard and nerve agents such as VX and sarin are an ongoing concern to the military,” said David Ray, President of FLIR’s Government and Defense Business Unit.

“Our Agentase C2 spray technology offers unprecedented performance, enabling rapid detection of highly toxic substances while reducing the lifecycle cost of decontamination operations. This new award underscores our strategy to provide mission-critical solutions that help protect personnel on the frontline and save lives.”

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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