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Bruker Announces New Fraport AG Framework Contract for ETD Systems

September 7, 2023

Largest German airport FRA to modernize passenger security with up to 220 Bruker high-performance explosives trace detector (ETD) systems DE-tector™ flex

Fraport AG has announced the procurement decision in favor of Bruker for the provision of up to 220 DE-tector™ flex explosives and narcotics trace detectors to support their airport security measures. The installations are planned over a multi-year period from 2023 to 2027 to modernize the screening of passengers at Germany’s busiest airport FRA. The next-generation, high-performance Bruker DE-tector flex systems are intended to replace earlier-generation Bruker ETD systems at Frankfurt airport.

Bruker explosives and narcotics trace detector DE-tector flex. (Photo: Business Wire)

Bruker explosives and narcotics trace detector DE-tector flex. (Photo: Business Wire)

The Bruker DE-tector flex is a next-generation transportable explosives and narcotics trace detector that meets the requirements of two important security applications in airports, namely drugs (D) and explosives (E) detection. By wiping surfaces with multi-use, disposable swabs, and inserting them into the DE-tector flex, traces of most explosives and many illegal drug substances can be identified automatically within seconds. The new DE-tector flex system is certified by ECAC (European Civil Aviation Conference) as well as by national authorities, and it utilizes a non-radioactive ionization source.

“These next-generation systems will replace earlier explosive trace detectors at Frankfurt Airport and modernize the screening of passengers. The certification of the DE-tector flex system provides us with confidence that we are utilizing the most innovative and safe technology available. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Bruker to ensure the safety and security of our passengers and of the aviation industry," commented Sascha König, Head of Resource Management and Infrastructure Terminals, Fraport AG.

Dr. Andreas Kamlowski, President of the Bruker Optics Division, stated: “We are delighted that Fraport AG has again selected Bruker to provide innovative and reliable solutions to support the safety and security of the public and of the aviation industry. Bruker is fully committed to continue the long-term supplier partnership that started with the first installation of Bruker ETD detectors at FRA in 2015.”

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