Military Application

  • Chameleon chemical detection armband worn by an industrial worker for chemical detection
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  • Chameleon chemical detection armband worn by military personnel for chemical detection
  • Chameleon chemical detection armband worn by police officer for chemical detection
  • Chameleon chemical detection device attached by hook and loop to a robot arm
  • Chameleon chemical detection armband worn by firefighter for chemical detection

Military Uses for Chameleon® Chemical Detection Armband

As weapons have evolved to include chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) agents, military personnel have learned to anticipate airborne threats in a variety of situations. Whether an intentional chemical attack or unintended exposure, warfighters are now on alert for these deadly threats.

Already in use in multiple military settings, the Chameleon identifies the presence of toxic gasses, to help protect military men and women in these dangerous circumstances. The Chameleon is a simple addition to warfighters gear. The color-identification system is easy and reliable, even under the most stressful and complex conditions.

Boarding Teams

When Navy and Coast Guard personnel board boats and ships for inspection, they never know what they'll find. These boarding teams regularly uncover contraband weapons, drugs and stolen goods, and the threat of chemical attack is now as real as encountering gunfire. Because they're operating on the open seas, a waterproof chemical detection device like the Chameleon is critical.

"In short, it is a good piece of gear! We have been using the Chameleon for a while now."

- US Coast Guard CBRNE SME

Military boarding team wearing the Chameleon for chemical detection


In their search for weapons of mass destruction, CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) Recon Teams may encounter hazardous gasses and vapors. Immediately detecting these threats is fundamental to their mission, and saves the lives of team members, as well as innocent civilians. As a hands-free chemical detection device, the Chameleon gives the information you need without getting in your way.

"Great reliable product you have here."

- US Army Chemical Reconnaissance Detachment

Military Reconnaissance Team.  Chameleon Chemical Detectors.

CBRN Units

Sadly, large events-like sports, concerts, parades and conventions-are now potential targets for chemical attack. These events could be catastrophic, given the large population affected and a limited number of exits. Continual monitoring of the air can help law enforcement respond quickly, should an attack take place. Chameleon is a hands-free chemical detection device that can operate in all weather conditions, so you can be confident in the results.

"On today's highly mobile battlefield, "the Chameleon" allows the CBRNE/all soldiers to initially identify agents quicker than ever. A great product that should be integrated in all operations."

- US Army National Guard CBRN Brigade

Military CBRN soldier.  Chemical Detection.

Consequence Management

Once CBRN material is detected, it must be mitigated, so that medical assistance can be provided and search and rescue teams can be launched. Continually monitoring the air for toxic chemicals is critical to maintaining safe treatment and rescue conditions. The Chameleon is great choice for consequence management operations.

Military Consequence Management Team.  Chemical Detection.


Terrorists and military enemies have become more ruthless. Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) have evolved to include chemicals, like deadly levels of chlorine gas. Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) personnel must rule out or identify toxic chemicals before disabling IEDs and other explosives. Easy-to-use and hands-free, the Chameleon lets you know if a toxic chemical is present without getting in your way.

Military EOD/IED.  Chemical cylinder.  Chemical Detector.

Special Ops

Army Special Forces, Navy SEALs and other special operations teams perform a variety of specialized missions that put them at higher risk for chemical attack. Identifying the presence of toxic chemicals can be a vital part of that mission. The Chameleon is rugged; it still works after being immersed in salt or fresh water. And because it's hands-free, it won't interfere with using your weapon.

Military Special Ops Special Operations.  Chemical Detection.