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Acro Announces New Explosive Tester

Category: Defence Industry

The new tester detects a wide range of explosives, and complements the company’s existing tester for improvised peroxide-based explosives.

New York, NY – November 19, 2007 – Acro, Inc., a developer of explosive detection solutions, today announced ACRO-N.E.T (Nitro Explosive Tester), an explosive detector for military and commercial explosives. ACRO-N.E.T complements Acro’s ACRO-P.E.T peroxide explosive tester for improvised peroxide-based explosives such as TATP. Acro will provide explosive detection kits, comprising ACRO-N.E.T and ACRO-P.E.T, covering a broad spectrum of explosives.

ACRO-N.E.T is capable of identifying the majority of explosives currently in use, such as TNT, Tetryl, TNB, picric acid, dynamite, RDX, PETN, nitrocellulose smokeless powder, C4, Semtex, and others. In addition to military and commercial explosives, ACRO-N.E.T can detect homemade explosives based on nitrate.

“The ability to identify military, commercial and peroxide-based improvised explosives with pen-like testers is unique and constitutes a major contribution to security professionals engaged in homeland security,” said Acro Chairman and CEO Gadi Aner.

ACRO-N.E.T is based on a long-proven technology used by many security forces around the world, that has been incorporated into Acro’s innovative pen-like device.

ACRO-P.E.T identifies peroxide-based explosives, such as Triacetone Triperoxide (TATP), which are almost impossible to identify, since they do not contain nitro groups or colors and may appear in a variety of shapes and forms, including liquid. Improvised explosive devices based on materials containing peroxide have increasingly been used in recent years by various terrorist organizations. The US army recently acquired several hundreds of ACRO-P.E.T devices.

About Acro, Inc.

Acro, Inc. develops explosives detection technologies. The company has developed a unique patented technology for identifying peroxide-based explosives, such as TATP. Acro’s Advisory Board includes Prof. K. Barry Sharpless, winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, and Prof. Richard A. Lerner, President and CEO of The Scripps Research Institute, considered one of the world’s most influential scientific institutes. For more information about Acro, visit

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