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APPENDIX G

Military Detection and Monitoring Equipment *

*Source: U.S. Army Chemical Biological Defense Command, Domestic Preparedness Program, 1997.



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Improving Civilian Medical Response to Chemical or Biological Terrorist Incidents: Interim Report on Current Capabilities APPENDIX G Military Detection and Monitoring Equipment * *Source: U.S. Army Chemical Biological Defense Command, Domestic Preparedness Program, 1997.

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Improving Civilian Medical Response to Chemical or Biological Terrorist Incidents: Interim Report on Current Capabilities Military Detection and Monitoring Equipment Equipment Agent Sample Time Cost Operations/Maintenance/Limits Notes M-8 Paper Nerve-G Nerve-VX Vesicant-H Liquid Liquid Liquid ≤30 sec $3.47/book $4.50/book $165.75/box Disposable/hand-held Dry, undamaged paper has indefinite shelf life Chemical agent detector paper; 25 sheets/book and 50 booklets/box; Potential for false positives M-9 Paper Nerve-G Nerve-VX Mustard Liquid Liquid Liquid ≤20 sec $6.57/10 m. roll $38.68/roll Disposable/Hand-held 3 year shelf life Carcinogen Adhesive-backed dispenser roll or books M-18A2 Detector kit Nerve-GB Nerve-VX Mustard-H, HN, HD, HT Arsenical-CX Lewisite-L, ED, MD Phosgene-CG Blood-AC Blood-CK Unknown [Dangerous concentrations of vapors, aerosols or liquid droplets. 2-3 min $342.55/kit $500.00/kit Disposable tubes Hand-held 25 tests per kit; Detector tubes, detector tickets and M-8 M-256A1 Detector Kit Nerve-G&V Mustard-H Lewisite & CX Blood-AC, CK Vapor/liquid Vapor/liquid Vapor/liquid Vapor/liquid 15 min Series is longer AC-25 min $140.00/kit $132.60/kit Disposable Hand-held 5 year shelf life Each kit contains 12 disposable plastic sampler-detectors and M-8 paper M-272 Water Test Kit Nerve-G & VX Mustard-HD Lewisite Hydrogen Cyanide Liquid Liquid Liquid Liquid 7 min 7 min 7 rain 6 min $189.00/kit Portable/lightweight 5 year shelf life USN, USMC Used to test raw or treated water; Type I & II detector tubes, eel enzyme detector tickets; Kit conducts 25 tests for each agent CAM-Chemical Agent Monitor Nerve-GA, GB, VX Blister-HD & HN Vapor Vapor 30 sec [≤1 min] [$5,500.00 each $7,500.00 each $8,840/tip & alarm] Hand-held/portable battery operated 6-8 hours continuous use. Maintenance required. Radioactive source/lightweight, 2 lbs; point source detector; false alarms; perfume, exhaust paint, additives to diesel fuel

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Improving Civilian Medical Response to Chemical or Biological Terrorist Incidents: Interim Report on Current Capabilities M-90 Nerve Blister Blood Vapor Vapor Vapor   $8,000.00 each   Chemical Agent Detection System (CAD); Ion Mobility Spectroscopy technology M-8A1 Alarm Automatic Chemical Agent Alarm Nerve-GA, GB, GD Nerve-VX Gas/vapor ≤2 min $2,357.00 each Vehicle battery operated Maintenance required Readioactive source (license required); Automatic unattended operation; Remote placement MM-1 Mobile Mass Spectrometry Gas Chromatography 20-30 CWA Vapor ≤45 sec $300,000 military $100,000 civilian   German “Fuchs” (FOX Recon System/Vehicle) RSCAAL M-21 Nerve-G Blister Vapor Vapor   $110,000 each $173,447 each Line-of sight dependent 10 year shelf life 2-person portable-tripod Passive infrared energy detector. 3 miles; Visual/audible warning from 400 meters; remote Sensing Chemical Agent Alarm