November 30, 2015

Bruker Delivers Major Contract for Chemical and Radiological Detection Systems

LEIPZIG, Germany - November 27, 2015: Bruker today announced that it has delivered a major contract comprising Chemical and Radiological Detection Systems to Saab, Sweden. These Bruker detection systems form an integral part of the Saab Automatic Warning and Reporting (AWR) system that has been delivered to a client in Kuwait. The Saab AWR is a proprietary solution for the detection, identification, warning, monitoring and reporting of CBRN hazards.

The majority of the detection systems supplied by Bruker in the contract, awarded in June 2014, have been integrated with vehicles supplied to the customer by Saab. Integrated hardware and software provides early warnings to units and personnel on the battlefield, and in conjunction with the Bruker detector suites, helps the operator to make fast and accurate decisions to limit exposure to CBRN threats.

Because the mobile units include pressure-protected light vehicles, Bruker RAID-S2 chemical detector systems were also chosen to protect the crew from chemical hazards and to alert them should the ColPro protection system become overloaded. Overall the contract comprises multiple units of the MM2 Mobile Mass Spectrometer, RAID M-100 Hand-Held Chemical Detectors, RAID-S2 Installed Chemical Detectors and RAPID Stand-off Chemical Detectors.

Alexander Mueller, head of the Bruker Detection Division Defence Business, remarked: "The final choice made by the end user in Kuwait, as well as the selection of Bruker Detection products by a major defence systems integrator, enhances our position as a leading supplier of chemical and radiological detection systems. We are pleased that our technologies will be used in conjunction with these advanced vehicles helping to reduce the challenges arising from asymmetric threats. This Saab system represents a significant example of the trend developing in the CBRN arena, where countries are moving away from stand-alone solutions to fully-integrated CBRN systems and vehicles."

About Bruker Detection: The Detection Division of Bruker is a leading provider for mobile, ruggedized and user-friendly CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive) detection systems and solutions. Serving this demanding market for more than 30 years, Bruker Detection has built a reputation for delivering high performance and innovative solutions to its customers. Bruker equipment is always easy to use and enables full spectrum Detection, Identification and Monitoring utilising state of the art technology. Constant innovation, and a customer-focused approach, ensures what we produce and supply is of real value.

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