AS&E Awarded $245 M IDIQ Contract for SmartCheck Next Generation Advanced Imaging Technology
- AS&E Receives First Delivery Order for Three Systems
American Science and Engineering, Inc. ("AS&E") (Nasdaq:ASEI), a leading worldwide supplier of innovative X-ray detection solutions, announced today it has been awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity ("IDIQ") contract from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) with a ceiling value of $245 million in purchases of its SmartCheck® next generation of Advanced Imaging Technology. The IDIQ contract also includes service, maintenance, and training for the SmartCheck systems. As part of this contract, AS&E received its first delivery order for three SmartCheck systems to be tested at TSA facilities.
The SmartCheck system was designed as a primary personnel screening device to detect concealed threats such as metallic and non-metallic weapons, explosives, and other prohibited items. The SmartCheck system includes the Automated Target Recognition (ATR) capability, which reduces privacy concerns and decreases passenger processing time by displaying only a generic figure with potential threat areas highlighted. In addition, the reduced size of the SmartCheck system is suited for smaller checkpoint configurations.
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"Our SmartCheck personnel screening system, integrated with ATR technology and a smaller size, provides an enhanced solution for safe, effective, and comprehensive screening that protects the traveling public while ensuring privacy," said Anthony Fabiano, AS&E's President and CEO. "With imminent threats around the world, we are proud to continue our work that is more critical than ever."
Source : American Science and Engineering Inc.