Rugged, Handheld Explosives Trace Detector
Fido X3

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.

Tough and Dependable Explosives Trace Detection

Best-in-Class Speed and Sensitivity

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.

Description Handheld Explosive Trace Detector
Data Storage 3,500 hours of continuous data logging
User Levels Operator and Administrator
Full specifications
Operating Humidity 5% to 95% non-condensing
Operating Temperature 14 to 122 °F (-10 to 50 °C)
Standards ASTM™ E2520
Storage Temperature -4 to 122 °F (-20 to 50 °C)
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
Weight 3.0 lbs (1.4 kg)
Enclosure & Protection Molded magnesium and polymer composite casing with anti-corrosive coating
Battery Specs Two rechargeable Li-ion batteries (swappable and up to 8-hr battery life); adapter included
Input Voltage 100-240 VAC (wall adapter supplied)
Start Up Time < 5 minutes from cold; < 10 seconds from sleep
Sample Introduction Direct vapor for bottled liquids or sampling swipes for surfaces
Sample Phase Vapor and trace particulate
Threats Detects military, conventional, homemade, and liquid explosives
Communication USB; optional embedded wireless; Windows®-based software
Localization Language translation available worldwide
Display and Alerts Visible, audible, and haptic(vibration) alerts; vivid, sunlight-readable color display (32k colors)
Technology FLIR TrueTrace™; multi-channel fluorescence technology; no radioactive source

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