(BILLERICA, Mass., June 5, 2006) -- American Science and Engineering, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASEI) (AS&E(R)), a leader in X-ray detection technology, announced today the receipt of orders from two Middle Eastern entities for X-ray security systems. The orders include a Z(R) Backscatter Van(TM) (ZBV) and multiple units of the recently introduced Gemini(TM) parcel X-ray inspection system, totaling in excess of $1 million.
"We are experiencing an increased volume of business coming out of the Middle East," said Anthony R. Fabiano, President and CEO of AS&E. "Both of these clients require the highest level of security and these orders demonstrate their commitment to utilize technology to enhance their inspection protocol. With these two new prestigious clients, we continue to expand our install base and develop strong customer relationships in this strategic region."
Fabiano continued, "We are increasing our marketing efforts in the Middle East and this week we are exhibiting and demonstrating our technology at the Airport Build & Supply Show in Dubai. During the show, prospective clients will be able to view live demonstrations of our SmartCheck(TM) personnel screening system. As the industry's most comprehensive personnel X-ray detection system, SmartCheck clearly displays all types of threats concealed under a person's clothing, while ensuring privacy."