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Bruker's CBRNE Detection Business Announces Contract Award for Ten First Article Test Systems for US Navy Improved Point Detection System (IPDS) Replacement Program

June 25, 2009

BILLERICA, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 25, 2009-- Bruker Detection Corporation today announced that it has been awarded a contract for ten (10) first article test and verification units for the Improved Point Detection System (IPDS) replacement program of the United States Navy, based on Bruker’s RAID™-S2 shipboard chemical detector. The award includes ten units and certain engineering modifications, with a total contract amount greater than one million dollars.

Bruker’s RAID-S2 is a gas trace detector for the detection of chemical warfare agents (CWAs) and toxic industrial chemicals (TICs). It is based on advanced high-performance ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) technology. The RAID-S2 is specifically designed for long-term monitoring of ambient air for the presence of hazardous chemical vapors in the interior or exterior of ships, buildings or shelters.

Mr. Frank Thibodeau, Vice President of Bruker Detection Corporation, commented: “The IPDS evaluation program consisted of a challenging competitive testing regime under demanding environments which pushed the limits of chemical point detection systems. The RAID-S2 performed very well in these evaluation trials and has been selected by the U.S. Department of Defense for final test and validation of production units. We are delighted to have been selected for the IPDS program by the US Navy, and believe that Bruker’s robust and proven RAID™ IMS technology, unsurpassed detection capability, and proprietary industry-leading false-alarm suppression have led to this contract award. These technological features are also built into our industry-leading RAID™-M handheld detector, RAID™-XP portable combined chemical and gamma radiation detector, as well as our RAID™-AFM Autonomous Facility Monitor for critical building and infrastructure protection, which has been developed under a separate Department of Homeland Security development contract.”


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Vice President

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