Recognizing the need for a more agile solution, we took on the challenge of creating lighter and smaller versions of our commercial mass spectrometer systems. Our goal was to design a compact mass spectrometer with a smaller footprint. After rigorous efforts and iterations, we have finalized two versions. The first is a field portable system based on our commercial Transpector® CPM and Transpector APX systems, but designed for field deployable applications and autonomous operation. The second one is a lighter version, initially designed for drone and unoccupied aerial vehicle (UAV) applications since it uses a robust miniature turbo pump, a lighter aluminum vacuum chamber and a smaller roughing pump. We already implemented the modifications to our portable systems which set the stage for comprehensive testing including field demonstrations.