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Bruker Instruments Protecting US Infrastructure

Corporate Social Responsibility - Our Products

Bruker Instruments Protecting US Infrastructure

The US governemnent counts on Bruker to protect US infrastructure


• The US National Guard has purchased hundreds of RAID-M 100 chemical detectors for National Guard Civil Support Teams and they are part of their kit for survey and decontamination. These teams are assigned to every state & territory
• The RAID-M handheld instruments are also used by US Army Installation Response Teams worldwide
• The US Navy has purchased RAID-M 100 chemical detectors for deployment on submarines and intends to outfit the US submarine fleet with hundreds of units.

City and State Governments

• First Responders across US including LA County, NYC, and Boston use RAID-M chemical detectors
• City and State Law Enforcement including Hazmat, Fire Services, Health & Safety, and Port Security are using RAID-M and RAPIDplus chemical detectors.
• Bruker explosive detectors are used at the Federal Reserve Banks in Detroit and Chicago.
• More than 800 RAID-M instruments in the install base

Port Security

The RAPIDplus uses Passive Infrared to Remotely Detect and Identify chemical threats from distances up to 5 km. This makes it ideally suited for protecting ports. The city of New Orleans just purchased two RAPIDplus systems. One will be used to monitor activity over the Mississippi River. The other will be mounted to a mobile platform to monitor not only the river but also sporting events and other special events.
California just submitted a proposal for FEMA funding to monitor ports. Their intent is to monitor ports with the RAPIDplus.


IPDS-LR Chemical Detection Systems are protecting the US naval surface fleet. We continue to sell new detection systems to the US Navy as new ships are built. Los Angeles Port Police recently purchase a RAPIDplus for their new Hazmat police boat.



Bruker instruments are also protecting critical transportation infrastructure. Bruker has 20 Automated Facility Monitors in Central Station and Penn Station in New York City monitoring for chemical threats. Additional units are deployed in the Washington DC metro monitoring for chemical threats in the nation’s capital

Protecting US Cities from Chemical Threats

DARPA’s SIGMA+ Program is designed to alert authorities to chemical, biological, and explosives threats. Sensing chemical threats was more challenging than most individuals anticipated. Bruker Detection was awarded a contract with MIT Lincoln Lab with funding from DARPA for a chemical sensor for the SIGMA+ program. This will utilize a fusion of technology developed for the Department of Homeland Security and for the Department of Defense. Pending a successful trial in a major city, the SIGMA+ system will be deployed to other US cities.