In the fight against terrorism, soldiers encounter a number of explosive materials used by opposing forces. These explosive materials often take the form of IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices), also known as roadside bombs. These devices are often made using simple chemicals and secondary materials such as fertilizer. The author stresses that it is crucial for each soldier to have necessary tools and training to identify and safely avoid IED threats. DetectaChem’s SEEKERe is one such tool that could be life-saving in battle. The SEEKERe performs rapid, portable detection testing of small trace explosive residue. The user is able to test their surroundings to determine if there is a threat present within their immediate vicinity or nearby. To learn more about IED threats, read the CBRN Portal article.
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