AS&E Receives $11.5 M Service and Maintenance Renewal Order for ZBVs

ZBVs and ZBV Mil Trailers Deployed for Counterterrorism Missions (Billerica, Mass., August 20, 2009) -- American Science and Engineering, Inc. (AS&E(r)) (NASDAQ: ASEI), a leading worldwide supplier of innovative X-ray detection solutions, announced today the receipt of a $11.5 million service and maintenance renewal order from the U.S. government for Z Backscatter Vans(tm) (ZBV) and the ZBV Military Trailers(tm) (ZBV Mil Trailer) - a rugged version of the Company's patented ZBV cargo and vehicle screening system. The ZBVs and ZBV Mil Trailers are deployed to support counterterrorist missions. "As effective tools for rapid explosives detection, the ZBV and the ZBV Mil Trailer continue to support critical security initiatives in war zones," said Robert Postle, AS&E's Senior Vice President, Worldwide Marketing and Sales. "Receipt of this service and maintenance contract ensures that the U.S. government's fleet of ZBVs and ZBV Mil Trailers will continue to operate at the highest levels of performance for their most critical counterterrorism missions. This latest order demonstrates DoD's confidence in AS&E's commitment to providing best-in-class technology, service, and support."

Source: American Science and Engineering
Date: Aug 20, 2009