Bruker Daltonics' RAID-XP chemical agent/radiation detector installed in armored vehicles for Czech Army

BILLERICA, Mass., 29 Jan. 2007. Steyr-Daimler-Puch Spezialfahrzeug GmbH has placed an order valued at $4 million with Bruker Daltonics for its RAID-XP man-portable chemical agent and radiation detector. The Bruker RAID-XP instruments will be integrated into Steyr's Pandur wheeled armored vehicles to be delivered to the Czech Army.

Jan 29th, 2007

BILLERICA, Mass., 29 Jan. 2007. Steyr-Daimler-Puch Spezialfahrzeug GmbH has placed an order valued at $4 million with Bruker Daltonics for its RAID-XP man-portable chemical agent and radiation detector. The Bruker RAID-XP instruments will be integrated into Steyr's Pandur wheeled armored vehicles to be delivered to the Czech Army.

The primary mission of the instruments, which will be delivered over a period of several years, is to protect crew members against chemical agents and gamma radiation. The RAID-XP can be removed from the vehicle for man-portable missions.

Sebastian Meyer-Plath, Bruker Daltonics' vice president for chemical, biological, nuclear, and radiation (CBRN) detection, comments, "This RAID-XP contract is the first in the field of nuclear and chemical detection in non-CBRN-dedicated wheeled armored vehicles. Our RAID-XP concept for simultaneous chemical and nuclear detection in a single instrument is becoming a preferred solution for dedicated CBRN teams, as well as for general NC defense and homeland security applications."

Bruker Daltonics' RAID- XP NC detector combines radiological and chemical detection in one system based on the company's RAID-M IMS technology for chemical detection and SVG2 technology for detection of gamma radiation. Equipped with a data-logger and GPS connectivity, the RAID-XP operates in both stationary and mobile mode, and can be integrated into sensor networks.

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