Bruker Daltonics , which has been a defense contractor since the Gulf War, has a new $10 million DoD contract to supply ion trap mass spectrometers for chemical and biological defense. The systems will be used to sample air on battlefields, identify the properties of ions, and compare them to what is already known about the environment. 

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