The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is looking at licensing a new explosive detection kit (EDK) developed on its patented technology to a US firm.
The American firm is reported to have shown keen interest in the EDK developed by the DRDO and an agreement on technology transfer is likely to be signed soon between the two sides, an official release said today.
The EDK, developed by the DRDO's High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL) in Pune, comes packed in a box the size of a vanity bag.
The box, which contains four reagents, is capable of detecting explosives even in trace quantities, the release said.
The EDK can be used to identify a range of explosives such as PETN, black powder, dynamite, NC, NG, CE, inorganic nitrates, TNT, RDX and HMX-based plastic explosives.
The EDK kit can be easily carried to the spot and is found useful both before and after a blast.