FirstDefender RM Portable Raman Spectrometer

One instrument designed for critical missions for identification of unknown, illegal ou hazmat substances


FirstDefender® RM is the next generation Raman instrument for rapid, accurate identification of unknown chemicals directly in the field.


  • Fast, accurate identification, with or without contact on the sample
  • Automatic mixture analysis
  • Lightweight, ergonomic design built

Building on the award-winning, field proven FirstDefender®, significant enhancements were made in speed, performance, mixture analysis and user interface incorporating extensive user feedback and the latest technical advances. At 1.8 pounds (800g), FirstDefender® RM is less than half the size and weight of the first generation instrument, with a large, vivid display for ease of use in bulky protective gear. FirstDefender® RM returns results up to 5 times faster, ensuring that FirstDefender® RM meets the demanding requirements of elite military personnel and civilian first responders.


  • Raman Spectral Range 250 to 2875 cm-1
  • Spectral Resolution 7 to 10.5 cm-1 (FWHM) across range
  • Weight 1.8 lbs (800g)
  • Size 7.6" x 4.2" x 1.75" (19.3 cm x 10.7 cm x 4.4 cm)
  • Operating Temperature -20 °C to +40 °C (continuous)

Product applications

  • HazMat team
  • Military / Police
  • Customs
  • EOD Squad