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Equipment
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CHEMICAL DETECTION
PDF1
MISSION
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It can detect chemical warfare liquid agents
in droplet form.
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It enables the following chemical war
agents to be detected (identify the nature
of toxic agent: blistering or neurotoxic).
Toxic agent
Minimum droplet size
Colour change observed
vesicants (ex: yperite)
100µ
Red to purple
Product G (ex: sarin)
100µ
Yellow to orange
Product A (ex: A4)
70µ
Blue-green to black
CHARACTERISTICS
The PDF1 has an adhesive side so that it can adhere easily to any kind of surface (helmet,
windshield, shoes, clothing...).
It is presented under 2 forms:
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10 sheet small sized notebook (90 X 25mm),
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10 sheet large sized notebook (90 X 140mm).
STATUS
Used by the French Army and several Foreign Armed Forces.
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