Rwanda buys portable explosives detectors


Rwanda has bought portable explosives trace detectors for use by its Presidential Guard Unit. The devices were bought from Implant Sciences Corporation of the United States.

The company said the Quantum Sniffer QS-H150 units were sold to the Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda in Washington, DC, but will be transferred to Rwanda.

The sales were made through one of Implant Sciences’ US-based distributors, Security Detection Inc. Security Detection supplies a wide range of security equipment sales and rental for a variety of industries and large US events.
“Our domestic and global distribution networks have very effectively expanded our reach around the world. Recently, we’ve seen increasing interest in our products from the African continent,” stated Glenn D Bolduc, President and CEO of Implant Sciences. “The Quantum Sniffer QS-H150 is currently used in embassies around the globe, and it is ideally suited for use in Presidential and VIP security due to the device’s portability, reliability, and ease of use.”

The QS-H150 is a handheld explosives trace detector that uses Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS) to rapidly detect and identify trace amounts of a wide variety of military, commercial, and homemade explosives. It is able to detect the presence of parts per trillion (ppt) of explosives molecules without physical contact.

The device takes 15 minutes to warm up and between 1 and 5 seconds to detect a variety of explosives, including Semtex, C4, RDX, NC, PETN, EGDN, TNT, Dynamite, HMX ANFO, smokeless powder, black powder, and others. Its database can be expanded if required, according to Implant Sciences.