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Bruker to Provide 60 Explosives Trace Detectors for Zuerich Airport

August 16, 2023

Largest Swiss Airport to Enhance Passenger and Airport Security with high-performance Bruker DE-tector™ Flex (Drugs & Explosives Detector) Systems in 2024-2025

Bruker Corporation today announced that Flughafen Zürich AG in Switzerland has ordered 60 BrukerDE-tector flex explosives and narcotics trace detectors to support their airport security measures. The installations are planned over a 24-month period in 2024 and 2025 to enhance the screening of passengers at Switzerland’s busiest airport. The next-generation, high-performance Bruker DE-tector flex systems are intended to replace earlier explosive trace detectors (ETD) at Zuerich Airport. First-generation Bruker ETD detectors are already deployed at Geneva Airport in Switzerland.

Bruker explosives and narcotics trace detector DE-tector flex

Bruker explosives and narcotics trace detector DE-tector flex

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. By wiping surfaces with multi-use, disposable swabs, and inserting them into the DE-tector flex, traces of two classes of explosive and narcotics substances can be identified automatically within seconds. The new DE-tector flex system is certified by ECAC (European Civil Aviation Conference) and utilizes a non-radioactive ionization source.

Dr. Andreas Kamlowski, President of the Bruker Optics Division, stated: “We are very pleased to have been selected for the next-generation security project at Zuerich Airport to provide innovative technologies and solutions that support the safety and security of the public and the aviation industry.”

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