Anton Paar has introduced the Cora 100 handheld Raman spectrometer for on-the-spot identification of explosives, narcotics and hazardous materials. The intuitive software and accessories can be used by anyone, without formal training in Raman spectroscopy. The small footprint (16 × 10 × 3 cm), small weight (700 g) and rugged construction make it suited to single-handed operation and on-site identification of substances. The Raman analyser has successfully been tested according to military specifications, MIL-STD 810G, as well as European tests for dust and water, and is classified as IP67 waterproof. Spectral libraries for narcotics, hazardous materials, explosives and chemical warfare agents are available. Customised libraries can also be created by the user. The collected data is saved and stored in the spectrometer for further report generation. The point-and-shoot adapter is suited for measurements through bottles or plastic bags for identifying liquids and powders. Quick non-contact analysis without moving samples, for example potential explosives, can be performed with the right-angle sampling adapter.