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FLIR Releases New Desktop Trace Detector

FLIR Releases New Desktop Trace Detector Homeland Security Today
FLIR Systems, Inc is showcasing its latest addition to the Griffin 800-series desktop chemical trace detector product line at AUSA in Washington, DC this week.

The range is used by security officials to screen personal belongings, parcels, cargo, skin, vehicles and other surfaces for explosives and narcotics threats.

Launched on October 12, the new Griffin 844 has been designed to deliver a significantly lower false alarm rate than other offerings, and to provide expandability to address future threats without impacting sensitivity.

The Griffin 844 performs dual-mode detection for a range of current threats, including military, commercial, and home-made explosives, as well as commonly abused narcotics and synthetic drugs. FLIR’s expandable library allows new threats to be added to the library without impacting sensitivity or false alarm rates. FLIR offers free updates to its Griffin library as they become available, providing customers with a future-proof solution that addresses emerging threats.

Built around FLIR’s own mass spectrometry technology, the company said the Griffin 844 provides much higher resolution compared to existing ion mobility spectrometry technology, resulting in improved chemical selectivity. As a result, the Griffin 844 can yield significantly lower false alarm rates, providing confidence to security officers that only true threats are detected.

The Griffin 844 includes FLIR’s menu-based GSS Touch application, which is designed to streamline checkpoint operations. The Griffin 844’s system design has been developed for fast and reliable clear-down that prevents lengthy bake-outs and minimizes maintenance to maximize operational availability. It uses a non-radioactive ionization source to eliminate associated costs and logistics.

FLIR is a supplier to the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Defense (DoD). Contract awards in 2015 include a second full-rate production order under a five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract from the DoD to support the Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Dismounted Reconnaissance Sets, Kits and Outfits (DR SKO) program. The contract is for FLIR’s integrated chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives threat response system and related spares and services. The follow-on order is for systems totaling $51.1 million.

FLIR also received a production order totaling $19.5 million for its Mobile Surveillance Capabilities systems, the second option exercised for the procurement of additional units under its five-year firm-fixed price contract with Customs and Border Protection.

FLIR’s MSC system is an integrated mobile surveillance and detection vehicle which features FLIR’s TacFLIR 380HD long-range stabilized multi-sensor system and a long-range radar integrated into a vehicle-mounted surveillance tower. 

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