Explosives detection

Fido® X2

Ultra-Lightweight Explosives Trace Detector

Fido X2 is an ultra-lightweight, handheld explosives trace detector (ETD). It features FLIR’s proprietary TrueTrace™ technology to detect a broad range of chemicals used in the manufacture of homemade, commercial, and military explosives with best-in-class sensitivity.  On-screen prompts guide users quickly through operation.

Superior Performance

At less than 1.5 pounds and featuring a durable, ergonomic design, the Fido X2 offers maximum portability. Intended to be used at security checkpoints or during periods of high alert, Fido X2 screens vehicles and personal belongings for explosives residue that might indicate contact with explosives or incendiary devices. With analysis provided in ten seconds or less, law enforcement officers can quickly and accurately screen for threats to mass transit, sporting arenas, and critical infrastructure with confidence.

Fast, TrueTrace Detection

FLIR’s field-proven TrueTrace technology detects a broad range of explosives including homemade, commercial, and military with best-in-class sensitivity. Fido X2 performs fast ten-second analysis and provides cost-effective operation with reusable sampling swipes. The quick three-minute start-up maximises system operational availability.

Simple, Guided Operation

On-screen prompts and simple go/no-go alarms guide users through operation and aid in sampling and decision-making. Fido X2 features on-device video training that provides real-time help and reduces the cost and logistical burden of recurrent training.


Fido® X3 Explosives Trace Detector

Rugged, Lightweight Explosives Trace Detector

The FLIR Fido X3 is the lightest and most sensitive handheld explosives trace detector in its class. It features FLIR TrueTrace™ detection technology to identify military, commercial, homemade, and liquid explosive threats by class collected from surfaces (particulate) and from in bottles (vapor). With a magnesium case and splash-proof seal, its rugged design meets rigorous MIL-STD-810G and IP54 specifications. It starts from cold in five minutes and has a battery that lasts up to eight hours. With clear-down measured in seconds, operators spend more time sampling and less time waiting. Fido X3 expedites on-site decision making with ten-second threat reporting via intuitive, go/no-go alarms. Training can be completed in 30 minutes, further minimising the impact on day-to-day operations and costs. With thousands of units fielded in over 40 countries, the Fido X-series is the most trusted handheld explosives trace detector for critical security applications.

Description Handheld Explosive Trace Detector
Detection Technology FLIR Sensing Element Technology
• Fluorescence based (Multi-channel)
• No radioactive source
Sampling Particulate and Vapor detection
Start-up Time Under 5 minutes from cold
Under 10 seconds from sleep
Analysis Time 10 seconds or less with exclusive real-time detection capability
User Levels Operator, Administrator
Starter Kit Options Military, Commercial
Power Swappable Lithium Ion battery (8 hour life dependent upon environmental conditions)
AC Input:100 to 240 V, 50 to 60 Hz wall adapter (supplied)
System charges battery while running on AC power
Auxiliary Battery adapter (supplied)
Com Port USB
Data Storage 1500 hours of continuous data logging
Weight 1.36kg including battery
Dimensions 37L x 11.5W x 7H (cm)