Bertin Technologies SA

Biological and Chemical Agent Detection Systems and Other Systems


Founded in 1956, Bertin Technologies is an internationally leading company in the development of new technology and equipment for military and first responder applications. In 2011, Bertin Corp, the US subsidiary based in Rockville MD, was created to provide and develop innovative products for CBRN defence teams in the US.

With customers across the defence industry, including the CEA, DGA, EADS, Thales and Nexter, Bertin Technologies' products range includes:

  • CBRN systems - chemical detection and biological detection / identification
  • Recognition and surveillance equipment

CBRN systems - chemical detection and biological detection

Dedicated to civil security and armed forces teams around the world, Bertin Technologies offers a full range of CBRN systems and identification equipment.

Second Sight® MS gas detection system enables the detection and visualisation of gas clouds up to 5km in order to detect chemical warfare agents with high sensitivity and efficiency. This provides a real-time warning with a low rate of false positives to quickly react to chemical attack.

The Coriolis Recon® biological air sampler is portable and ruggedised air sampling equipment for biocontamination control, which can be quickly deployed in case of suspicion of a biological attack. Dedicated to base surveillance and critical area monitoring (official buildings, mass gathering events), it has been designed to collect large concentrations of aerosols in the breathable range of 0.5µm to 10µm (up to six hours of collection with the long time monitoring option).

The Kim® in field biological analyser is biological warfare agent identification equipment for the rapid and efficient detection of toxins, viruses and bacteria. Easy-to-use and quickly deployable, the on-site analysis equipment provides soldiers with an early warning of biological hazard in case of biological attack or terrorist assault in just a few minutes.

Recognition and surveillance equipment

Bertin Technologies develops unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for urban environment surveillance and offers infrared and visible optical sensors for surveillance and critical area protection. The company provides also innovative systems for detection, recognition and pursuit of targets.

The HoverEye® EX UAV offers vertical take-off and landing for use in tight spaces. The vehicle enables moving target detection and tracking using high-level image processing. It carries a ground station and a visible or IR camera for daytime or night-time surveillance.

The Vigisight® automatic image processing module provides detection, recognition and tracking of targets at long distances. With any day or night camera equipped with analog (PAL/NTSC) or digital (IP) video output, it can be used for different security applications: surveillance of camps, harbour surroundings, blue and green borders, reconnaissance patrol vehicles, UAVs or UGVs.

Suzon® is a wireless network of unattended sensors for remote surveillance of large-scale zones. Lightweight, compact and discrete, it is the perfect solution for out-of-fence surveillance of camps and air force base, green border surveillance, intelligence gathering of tactical information, and digging detection at potential IED hot spots.

Military systems development, services and support

Bertin Technologies also offers advanced military systems development, services and support. This includes building test beds for a range of equipment and the development of new military technology.

The company also offers pre-implementation studies and modelling services on a consultancy basis for the security, defence and aerospace sectors.

Contact Details

Bertin Technologies SA
Parc d’activité du Pas du Lac
10 bis, avenue Ampère
78053 Saint Quentin en Yvelines
BP 284
+33 1 39 30 60 64
+33 1 39 30 61 88
+33 1 39 30 60 75