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NEWS | July 15, 2020

CRESS: Detecting Precursors of Homemade Explosives

Did you know the Army is now fielding the Chemical Reconnaissance and Explosive Screening Sets (CRESS) to infantry brigade combat teams (IBCTs)? Units that don’t have CRESS yet need to buy them based on mission requirements. 

Cress Package
CRESS Package
CRESS is used to determine if unknown substances are prohibited compounds that can be used to make homemade explosives (HMEs). One CRESS kit consists of five (5) samplers, a DVD and an instruction sheet.

Chemical Reconnaissance and Explosive Screening Sets (CRESS) with Instructions
Chemical Reconnaissance and Explosive Screening Sets (CRESS)
For more information on CRESS, click on the image below.

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