Acro, Inc. announced that they received a purchase order for their ACRO-P.E.T., ACRO-N.E.T., ACRO-CH.E.T., and ACRO-U.E.T. explosive detection devices from a division of the U.S. Army. The use of this initial purchase order will be to determine the suitability of the Company’s explosive detection devices for particular U.S. Army units. The expectation is that this order will ship within a few weeks.
The ACRO-P.E.T. (Peroxide Explosives Tester) is the first explosives identifier of its kind, effective against Triacetone Triperoxide (TATP) and other Peroxide Based IED’s (Improvised Explosives Devices). Its features include high sensitivity, low minimum identification levels and low false positive and negative alarm rates.
ACRO-N.E.T. is a portable micro-laboratory for rapid explosives detection. It enables simple, fast, reliable detection of persons engaging in preparing, handling or carrying explosive charges. ACRO-N.E.T. allows for quick screening of suspects in the field. It aids in detection, through exposure and proof of contact contamination of various surfaces, by explosives. The kit can identify four classes comprising the majority of explosives currently in use.
The ACRO-CH.E.T., (Chlorates Explosives Tester), allows for simple, instant and efficient chlorate based explosive identification. It is light, user-friendly, environmentally friendly, and gives instant results, even when explosive quantities are small. One can use it independently or as part of a total systems solution.
The ACRO-U.E.T (Urea nitrate Explosives Tester) enables simple, instant and efficient Urea Nitrate identification. It is also light, user-friendly, environmentally friendly, and gives instant results; again, even when explosive quantities are small.
Founded and headquartered in Israel, Acro, Inc. manufactures explosive detection solutions for the homeland security market and related sectors. The Company’s goal is to revolutionize currently-used identification systems in accordance with the rapidly changing security needs of the high-risk transport, government and private sectors. Acro’s Advisory Board includes Nobel Prize laureate Prof. K. Barry Sharpless, and Prof. Richard A. Lerner, President and CEO of The Scripps Research Institute.