American Science and Engineering, Inc. ("AS&E") (NASDAQ: ASEI) a leading worldwide supplier of innovative X-ray detection solutions, announced today that the Dutch Customs Administration in the Netherlands will deploy their recently purchased Z Backscatter(TM) Van (ZBV(TM)) mobile X-ray screening system to inspect commercial and cargo airplanes. The system will scan in real-time a variety of aircraft to reveal organic threats and contraband hidden in the structure of the airplane. This is the second ZBV system deployed by Dutch Customs -- the other is currently in use at the Port of Rotterdam.
"Dutch Customs is leveraging the ZBV system's flexible, mobile design to scan airplanes of all sizes for drugs and contraband," said Anthony Fabiano, AS&E's President and CEO. "Working closely with our clients, we provide creative and innovative solutions for their complex detection requirements. This new application for the ZBV system provides Dutch Customs with a trend setting solution for their unique inspection needs. Customers around the world continue to find new ways to use the ZBV system to better secure their borders to improve security in their countries."
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