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FLIR Fido X3 Rugged, Handheld Explosives Trace Detector

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FLIR Fido X3 Rugged, Handheld Explosives Trace Detector

The FLIR Fido X3 explosives trace detector (ETD) expedites on-site decision making with ten-second threat reporting via intuitive, go/no-go alarms. Its rugged magnesium case and splash-proof seal meet rigorous MIL-STD-810G and IP54 specifications. Fido X3 starts from cold in five minutes, contains a long-lasting, eight-hour battery, and clears down in seconds. With thousands of units fielded in over 40 countries, Fido X3 is a trusted handheld explosives trace detector for critical security applications.


FLIR's patented TrueTrace technology detects extremely low levels of explosives on surfaces (particulate) and in bottles (vapor) within ten seconds


Initial training takes 30 minutes, minimizing impact on day-to-day operations. Features fast five-minute start-up, color-coded alarms, and on-device video tutorials.


Rugged construction meets rigorous MIL-STD-810G and IP54 specifications. Drop-tested to 1-meter. No radioactive ionization source and clears down within seconds.


Fido X3

Battery Specification

Two rechargeable Li-ion batteries (swappable and up to 8-hr battery life); adapter included


Handheld Explosive Trace Detector

Enclosure & Protection

Molded magnesium and polymer composite casing with anti-corrosive coating


FLIR TrueTrace™; multi-channel fluorescence technology; no radioactive source


Detects military, conventional, homemade, and liquid explosives


Operating Temp & Humidity

14 to 122 °F (-10 to 50 °C) 5% to 95% non-condensing


ASTM™ E2520

Storage Temperature

-4 to 122 °F (-20 to 50 °C)

Physical Features

Dimensions (L x W x H)

14.5 x 4.5 x 2.8 in (37.0 x 11.5 x 7.0 cm) - with battery


3.0 lbs (1.4 kg)


Input Voltage

100-240 VAC (wall adapter supplied)

Start Up Time

< 5 minutes from cold; < 10 seconds from sleep

Sampling & Analysis

Sampling Introduction

Direct vapor for bottled liquids or sampling swipes for surfaces

Sampling Phase

Vapor and trace particulate

System Interface


USB; optional embedded wireless; Windows®-based software

Data Storage

3,500 hours of continuous data logging

Display & Alerts

Visible, audible, and haptic(vibration) alerts; vivid, sunlight-readable color display (32k colors)


Language translation available worldwide

User Levels

Operator and Administrator

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