Lasers used in Falcon 4G were determined as Class 1 in accordance with EU and US standards

Laboratory Goebel Ingenieurbüro has determined our lasers to be Class 1, which means lasers are eye safe in accordance with EN 60825-1:2014 as well as IEC 60825-1:2014, standards used in United States as well is by European countries. Thanks to this Falcon 4G is today not just the most sensitive chemical stand-off detector but as well the safest. Class 1 laser means that detector can be safely used in public areas without any worry for public safety. Laser safety is reached with a big margin as lasers in our active chemical stand-off detector achieves only 70% of the laser class limit value.

Two (2) grams of sarin successfully detected by Active Stand-Off at independent test.

Falcon 4G version B, our standard Stand-Off detector, was recently tested at Military Research Institute Test Facility Kamenna Chaloupka (VVU Brno) in Czech Republic. Tests were done using real agents: Sarin (GB) and Sulphur Mustard (HD). Testing has confirmed high sensitivity of stand-off detection system Falcon 4G-B. Thresholds achieved during trials meet NATO defined Essential Detection Limits and for Sarin (GB) even Desirable Detection Limit. In fact detection was 10 times above Falcon 4G-B detection limit after releasing only 2 grams of chemical into the chamber.

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Chemical stand-off detection from the helicopter

During rainy and fogy day in Slovakia yet another CBRN frontier was conquered in Stand-Off detection. Falcon 4G, mounted on the helicopter underwent trials in both hovering mode as well as flight mode detection. Fighting not just rain but mainly vibrations, aiming, stabilization and undertaking successful detection at the same time from the distances between 240 meters to 2340 meters from the flight path were the main emphasis of the trials. Stand-off detection was focused on very small areas that had residual gasses or very small clouds or vapors.  We have spent few hours in the air and steered over 140 very successful assessment.

Report from the trails is confidential, available for government agencies upon request and approval.

Chemical Detection on the move with Austrian Army

On 24th of April 2019, SEC Technologies has hosted a military trials together with Austrian Army and its CBRN Unit close to Korneuburg, Austria. The main purpose of the trials was detection on the move as well as static measurement in real conditions. We were very lucky with the weather conditions this time in otherwise very challenging area chosen by military for chemical detection. With gyro stabilized FALCON 4G mounted on the vehicle driving on the tarmac road in the Austrian field we had quite a few obstacles on the way. Traffic of the busy road, electric pols and power grids crossing the path, blocking the view at some points during the measurement as well as natural vegetation have tested how in reality stand-off chemical detection would look like. The release of SF6 and Ammonia simultaneously was conducted in the fenced area with buildings, trees, train wagon and various other objects. The vehicle was driving on the curved field road between two points 1000 and 1600m away from the release site. Measuring path was crossing the area of the fertilizer production company. All the tests were conducted under the supervision of CBRN experts from Federal Ministry of Defense. FALCON 4G, this time on gyro stabilized platform, has once again proven its high sensitivity in realistic conditions. Detailed report is available on request.

Real test of the Falcon 4G detector

Successful Demonstration of Falcon 4G

On 06.10.2016, SEC Technologies has hosted a public demonstration of stand-off detector FALCON 4G-S. The weather conditions were bad (snow, fog). The measurement path was located in realistic conditions of an urban area (other gases present in atmosphere, various objects such as high voltage power lines in proximity).

FALCON 4G-S has proven its detection capabilities at distance of 4 621 meters during 3 releases of SF6 even in though weather conditions.

JCBRN Defense Center of Excellence

On 1st of June 2016, SEC Technologies. s.r.o. was invited by JCBRN Defense Center of Excellence in Vyskov, Czech Republic, to present results of the latest development efforts. We shared our technical progress of active stand-off detection and also our future vision with CBRN experts from a number of NATO countries. We are looking forward to be back at this vibrant place that is pushing thinking in the CBRN arena.