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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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