Bruker Detection Delivers 300 RAID M-100s to German Civil Defence Authority
Bruker Detection, headquartered in Leipzig, Germany, announced in December 2016 that the units will replace older Bruker RAID-1 units that were in use for more than a decade. The contract includes an option for further units, once the initial tranche has been delivered. Along with other sensor data, the output of the new RAID-M 100 chemical detectors will be integrated with software developed by the BBK (Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance) Civil Defence Authority that provides on-site reporting of detection events and measurements.
The fast response of the RAID M-100 detectors will permit operations supervisors to take decisions and to direct resources accordingly. According to Martin Neujahr, Head of the Bruker Detection CBRN business unit, the RAID M-100 systems will be operated from civil emergency response vehicles to assist in managing the challenges arising from potential accidental or deliberate releases of toxic chemicals, which might have an impact on the population of Germany.