Countering Car-Bombs With Sphere

Paris, France – November 17, 2015: Laser detect Systems (LDS) is introducing SPHERE at Milipol 2015, an comprehensive, integrated array of inspection systems providing security forces the ability to rapidly deploy and effectively detect explosives materials and narcotic substances in the field.

SPHERE is a comprehensive, mobile and affordable multi-sensor solution capable of detecting an extensive array of improvised explosive devices and precursors.

In addition to dedicated sensors SPHERE also provides complimentary elements, including vehicle scanning systems, video recording and license plate recognition systems, aerial surveillance means and Counter-IED jammers, preventing terrorists from activating devices under inspection. SPHERE also provides law enforcement agencies the ability to effectively track and locate narcotic substances.

SPHERE integrates several various explosive detection systems and sensors employing different detection techniques, enabling ordinary law enforcement agents to perform rapid scanning and inspection of materials, vehicles and people, effectively detecting explosives or narcotic materials.

SPHERE sensors consist of LDS’ exclusive Laser Raman Spectroscopy technology, Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS) and chemical detection systems, detecting explosive materials or precursors in bulk, powder, liquids, and traces in vapors or particles. Applied in mobile, hand-held devices, and supported by mission control and communications, SPHERE enables rapid dissemination of intelligence and threat libraries, enabling security forces to focus on new threats or intelligence gained from forensic investigations of terror attacks or crime scenes.

“SPHERE provides law enforcement forces with unprecedented levels of flexibility” Eli Venezia, Founder and CEO of LDS, “With SPHERE, explosives and narcotics detection systems can be deployed to snap roadblocks, in response to intelligence tips or evolving situations, disrupting and preempting unfolding terrorist or criminal activities.

“Inspection checkpoints are assembled at snap roadblocks in minutes, effectively intercepting explosive devices in transit or movement of explosive precursors – commonly used, benign materials that become powerful explosive devices when combined. Detecting such materials before they reach their destinations would prevent terrorists from amassing materials into car bombs.

About LDS: Laser Detect Systems (LDS) is a world-leading developer of standoff laser-based trace detection technology, based on advanced laser spectrometry. Utilizing this technology, LDS has patented and commercialized ground-breaking systems for homeland security, law enforcement, military and environmental safety. These systems enable the standoff, real-time sensing and trace detection of a variety of materials which have a distinct spectral signature without the need for sampling. These include explosives, PETN, narcotics, chemicals, biological substances, and other hazardous materials, in liquid form.

An operational deployment of SPHERE system. Photo credit: Laser-Detect Systems

Scanning car’s trunk with G-SCAN. Photo: Laser Detect Systems

Scanning truck handles and bed with I-Scan trace detection. Photo: Laser-Detect Systems