AS&E Receives Contract for OmniView Gantry Cargo and Vehicle Inspection System

(BILLERICA, Mass., Sept. 26, 2006) -- American Science and Engineering, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASEI) (AS&E(R)), a leader in X-ray detection technology, announced today the receipt of a $4.7 million contract from the U.S. Government for its OmniView(TM) Gantry Inspection System. The OmniView Gantry System will be deployed at a checkpoint to inspect for threats and contraband prior to entering the facility. "We are providing this key U.S. Government agency with their first OmniView system to secure a strategic facility," said Anthony Fabiano, President and CEO. "This multi-view, multi-technology product is the only relocatable system available today that offers unmatched detection capabilities equipped with AS&E's proprietary technology. We are working closely with this agency to seamlessly integrate the OmniView system into their existing security protocols. The OmniView is a highly effective solution for multiple market applications, including ports, borders, and high-risk security checkpoints." OmniView Gantry Inspection System The OmniView Gantry System provides 6 MeV high-energy transmission inspection for high penetration into inspected objects plus Z Backscatter X-ray for imaging cargo. The combination of technologies delivers the most reliable means of detecting contraband and threatening materials such as weapons and explosives hidden in cargo containers, tankers, and large vehicles.

Source: American Science and Engineering, Inc.
Date: Sep 26, 2006

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