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Chemring Sensors and Electronics Systems Announces PGR-1064 Handheld Raman Chemical, Narcotic and Explosive Identifier

June 22, 2015
By Business Wire News


Chemring Detection Systems, Inc. (“CDS”), a subsidiary of Chemring Sensors & Electronic Systems (CSES) and part of Chemring Group PLC (“Chemring”), announces the launch of the PGR-1064TM handheld Raman chemical, narcotic and explosive identifier, designed for use in the field by HazMat, bomb squads, law enforcement, drug task forces and military personnel.

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The PGR-1064 has a customizable and expandable library enabling operators to identify over 5,000 elements, from chemical warfare agents to toxic industrial chemicals, in solid, powder and liquid form, including through clear glass and plastic containers. The PGR-1064 requires no sample preparation; data acquisition typically occurs in two seconds and identification of the unknown substance is revealed within approximately ten seconds. The PGR-1064 is lightweight (2.25 lbs.), ruggedized and designed for field operations. The solution does not require consumables and has a battery life of over 10 hours.

When accuracy matters, the PGR-1064nanometer (nm) wavelength laser delivers higher quality spectral signatures that are more reliable and precise for identifying unknown substances compared to 785nm solutions,” said Juan Hernandez, Vice President of Business Development. “Chemring Sensors & Electronic Systems is extremely excited to extend our long history of arming the military and now our first responders, local, state and federal agencies, with advanced technology that saves lives and helps protect our citizens from threats.”

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CDS offers various exportable solutions to detect and identify chemical, biological and explosive threats. In addition to being a worldwide provider of point detection capability for biological, Chemical Warfare Agents (CWA), Toxic Industrial Chemical (TIC) and explosives trace detection, CDS also provides standoff detection for chemical and explosive threats. For more information about Chemring Detection Systems, please go to:

Chemring is a market-leading manufacturer supplying high-technology electronics and energetic products to over sixty countries around the world. Chemring has a diverse portfolio of products that predominantly protect military personnel and platforms, providing insurance against a constantly changing threat. These range from countermeasures to protect aircraft, to ground penetrating radar that protect troops and vehicles from improvised explosive devices. For more information about Chemring, please go to:

Chemring Detection Systems, Inc.
Judy McCoy, 571-405-6966
Senior Director Marketing & Business Development