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American Science and Engineering, Inc. Announces New Client Contract from a Middle Eastern Government Agency for Multiple ZBVs

$6.2 Million ZBV Order to Protect High-Threat Government Facilities

(BILLERICA, Mass., February 20, 2007) -- American Science and Engineering, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASEI) (AS&E(R)), a leader in X-ray detection technology, announced today the receipt of a $6.2 million order from a new Middle Eastern customer for multiple Z(R) Backscatter(TM) Vans (ZBV).

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Configured for harsh environments, the ZBVs will be utilized to secure and protect government facilities.

"We continue to add new customers to our global client base," said Robert Postle, AS&E's Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Sales.
"Our expanding sales force is building a greater awareness of our products, services, and proprietary technologies -- increasing sales channels and bolstering our pipeline of new opportunities. We now have a solid installed base of ZBVs in the Middle East, and this client has seen first-hand the system's proven effectiveness to find explosives and other contraband. The ZBV's exceptional versatility and explosives detection capability is ideal for their crucial mission to protect high-threat government facilities."

A breakthrough in X-ray detection technology, AS&E's Z Backscatter Van is a low-cost, highly mobile screening system built into a commercially available delivery van. The ZBV allows for immediate deployment in response to security threats, and its high throughput capability facilitates rapid inspections. The system's unique "drive-by" capability allows one or two operators to conduct X-ray imaging while the ZBV drives past suspect vehicles and objects. For personnel safety in dangerous environments, a remote console is available for operating the system in stationary mode from a distance of up to 500 meters.

Source : American Science and Engineering

Published on ASDNews: Feb 21, 2007

 

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