Bruker has received a contract to provide improved point detection system – lifecycle replacement (IPDS-LR) systems to the US Navy.

Under the contract, Bruker will provide 40 systems through the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD).

The IPDS-LR system, based on Bruker’s RAID-S2, is a trace gas detector that detects chemical warfare agents (CWAs) and toxic industrial chemicals (TICs).

The system utilises high-performance ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) technology for long-term monitoring of ambient air for hazardous chemical vapours in the interior or exterior of ships.

Deliveries are scheduled to begin in late 2011 and will run through 2012.