Bruker Corporation has announced that Zurich Airport has ordered 60 of its latest Bruker DE-tector flex explosives and narcotics trace detectors, to help enhance security measures at the Swiss hub.

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 Zurich Airport.

First-generation Bruker ETD detectors are already deployed at Geneva Airport in Switzerland.

Bruker DE-tector flex

The Bruker DE-tector flex is a next-generation transportable explosives and narcotics trace detector. Airport security workers use the machines 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 then be identified automatically within seconds.

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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