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The Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) has compiled impressions on various topics in picture galleries. It provides these images for editorial use in online and print media free of charge. The terms of use laid down in the imprint apply.

Helicopter of the federal police force flying over the area around Zurich

Image gallery: Helicopter measuring excercises

Pursuant to the Precautionary Radiation Protection Act, the BfS is responsible for the large-scale measurement of environmental radioactivity and for the airborne detection of radiation sources. For this purpose, the Berlin and Munich sites have each two operational, ready-to-use, airworthy, gamma spectrometric measuring systems. In order to ensure their operational readiness, a joint measurement exercise of the BfS and the federal police force is carried out annually for which the federal police force or, respectively, disaster control helicopters are equipped with the BfS measuring systems.

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