AS&E receives $6.7M order for ZBV Military Trailers

U.S. Government exercises option for explosives detection solution


BILLERICA, Mass. – June 28, 2010 – American Science and Engineering, a leading worldwide supplier of innovative X-ray detection solutions, announced today the receipt of a $6.7 million order for multiple ZBV™ Military Trailers (ZBV Mil Trailers). AS&E announced the initial funded award in April 2010 valued at $34.0 million. This latest order brings the total funded amount to $40.7 million with a potential value of up to $48.8 million.

The ZBV Mil Trailer is a ruggedized version of AS&E’s top-selling Z Backscatter Van (ZBV) system and is ideal for screening vehicles for car and truck bombs. The easily relocatable ZBV Mil Trailer will be deployed by the U.S. government for counterterrorism missions in harsh environments.

"This option requirement for additional units to our initial award demonstrates ZBV Mil Trailer’s outstanding performance record in meeting the U.S. government’s critical need for force protection and explosive detection," said Anthony Fabiano, President and CEO. "We are proud to support the U.S. government’s mission overseas for high risk counterterrorism operations, and we are very grateful for the repeat business from this key customer."