Flughafen Zürich has ordered 60 Bruker DE-tector flex explosives and narcotics trace detectors to support security measures at Switzerland’s busiest airport.

The installations will take place over a 24-month period in 2024 and 2025. The next-generation, high-performance Bruker DE-tector flex systems are intended to replace earlier explosive trace detectors (ETD) at Zurich Airport. First-generation Bruker ETD detectors are already deployed at Geneva Airport in Switzerland. 

Bruker DE tector flex explosives detector

The Bruker DE-tector flex is a transportable explosives and narcotics trace detector

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 utilises a non-radioactive ionisation source

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

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