Chemical warfare agent detector

With proven in-theatre use, the GID-3 provides continuous operation for the detection of nerve and blister chemical agents and their level of danger.
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The GID-3 is the world’s most widely deployed detector of CWAs. It is rugged, field portable, easy to use, battle-proven and dependable.

It is the detector of choice for the US Department of Defense and is also widely used throughout NATO, with more than 40,000 units deployed worldwide.

It can be operated remotely from a land vehicle or ship to provide perimeter protection, and can be networked to provide warnings of contamination.

It is easily reprogrammed to accommodate changing threats, and is the benchmark detector for point detection applications.

It complies with MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-1275D, MIL-STD-461F and JSS 55555:2000.

Featured Highlights

• Comprehensively tested and widely deployed by armed forces globally
• Detects nerve, blood, blister and choking agents and the level of threat
• Provides visual and audible alarms both locally and remotely
• Can be used in vehicles and by dismounted troops
• Detects selected toxic industrial chemicals (TICs)
• Operates continuously with quick response and clear down times.

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Detector 27 x 18 x 16.6cm Battery Box & Battery 7.6 x 18 x 15cm Vehicle Mount 41 x 33 x 20cm
Detector only - 4.8Kgs, with battery - 6.4Kgs
The GID-3 system operates on standard Military Li SO2 and rechargeable batteries, standard military vehicle power ranging from 23V to 32V DC and commercially available power sources ranging from 90 to 266 V AC at 47 to 63Hz.
Agents Detected
GA, GB, GD, VX, HD and L. as standard, with options for certain other CWAs and TICs.
Audio and/or visible and remote
Temperature Range
-30° to +52°C operating, -40° to +70°C storage
Data Outputs
Communications port provides a data output in a RS232 format
GID3 is largely designed with reference to MIL 810E. Reference is made to relevant paragraphs, test procedures, test parameters and other MIL specifications/documents, where appropriate.