The Spanish Army is to receive a rapidly deployable portable chemical laboratory from Indra, the company announced in a press release on 7 November.
It is due to be delivered in August 2020 to the 'Valencia' Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Defence Regiment, based in Paterna near Valencia, the company told Jane's on 11 November.
The army had hitherto sent teams on VAMTAC tactical and BMR 6x6 reconnaissance vehicles to collect samples to be sent to a laboratory for analysis.
"Now they can deploy an entire laboratory in the operation zone and immediately take delivery of the samples in order for the specialists to work on site in the safest way, with the most advanced identification equipment," Indra said in the press release.
The laboratory will consist of two 6 m containers that can be carried by truck, boat, or aircraft.
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