Safer Response for Military Chemical Threats

    As the military continues to face new and emerging chemical and explosive threats, it is mission-critical they are equipped with advanced field-deployable, analytical tools. Many real-world threats contain impurities from storage containers, degradation, precursors or intentionally added pigments or dyes to try to conceal.  This makes it even more difficult to correctly identify.  

    Purposely built to be used in high-stress environments, the Rigaku portfolio of handheld Raman analyzers are the choice for advanced chemical and explosives analysis among global defense forces. Its use of 1064 nm Raman technology means the Rigaku suite has the ability to overcome fluorescence interference, which is usually problematic for first generation Raman devices.

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    Respond safer to danger

    Take your chemical lab onto the battlefield.


    Don’t risk exposure to mystery substances. Scan through the packaging and stay safe in the field.


    Comprehensive library that contains latest chemical warfare agents, explosives, toxic industrial chemicals, as well as precursors.


    Accepted by the U.S. DoD JPEO DR SKO Program

    What others are saying

    Don't take our word for it, hear it from others.

    • It's probably one of the easiest and most responsive units I have ever worked with.
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      Dr. Jeffrey Brodeur
      IB3 Global Solutions
    • I purchased the Rigaku analyzer for 3 reasons: results in 10 seconds or less, little to no fluorescence, and it sees through colored containers - it was a no brainer!
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      Steve Brunette
      Battalion Chief
      Sioux Falls Fire & Rescue
    • Contactless drug testing has been huge. The Raman device just makes it so much easier.
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      Scott Hanley
      Pokagon Tribal Police
    • The ResQ CQL 1064 nm was a force multiplier by providing the ability to quickly search numerous vehicles used to transport mislabeled precursor chemicals.
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      Michael Brown
      Country Attache, Far East Region
      U.S. DEA


    Rigaku's CQL Series of handheld 1064 nm Raman analyzers are fit for purpose for your department's analysis needs and budget.

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    CQL Max-ID

    Maximizes chemical threat analysis, with the largest on-board library to identify over 13,000 items including narcotics, explosives, toxic chemical industrial chemicals, chemical warfare agents (CWAs), and more.

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    CQL Gen-ID

    Expands chemical threat analysis with a library that also includes more general threats, including explosives and general chemicals.

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    CQL Narc-ID

    Presumptive identification of narcotics, precursor chemicals, and cutting agents.

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