Rapiscan Systems Lands Major Contract for Cargo and Vehicle Inspections

Technology, $16 million of it, to be used at border crossings globablly


HAWTHORNE, Calif. - Rapiscan Systems, a division of OSI Systems, Inc., announced that it has received a contract for approximately $16 million of multiple models of its high-energy Eagle(r) cargo inspection systems. The order was received from an undisclosed customer and will be delivered in fiscal 2006.

The advanced technology of the Eagle cargo inspection systems have been deployed by Rapiscan Systems for use at seaports and border crossings globally. In June 2005, Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, Robert C. Bonner, held a news conference at the Port of Baltimore to showcase the Eagle technology, which he referred to as a "unique tool in our arsenal of detection technology to protect our country." He went on to say, "The Eagle helps us accomplish two goals, our twin goals: achieving increased security against the terrorist threat, and doing so without shutting down the flow of trade and damaging our economy."

Ajay Mehra, President of Rapiscan Systems, stated, "The Eagle's value proposition of high inspection performance and high inspection rates has resonated tremendously with our global customers. This advanced technology enhances the accuracy of the inspection of cargo and increases the number of containers inspected while minimizing the impact on the flow of commerce. The customer that we are referencing understands this implicitly."

The X-ray imaging technology used in the Eagle cargo inspection systems was developed in conjunction with the DHS Customs and Border Protection specifically to address security needs at land and sea ports of entry. The Eagle is capable of penetrating dense cargo, producing high-quality images immediately available to an on-board inspector or inspectors viewing the images after their transmission to a remote facility. The Eagle is available in mobile, fixed, locally mobile and relocatable configurations providing the highest cargo penetration of all such systems enabling the rapid and accurate inspection of even dense cargo.

Rapiscan is online at www.rapiscansystems.com.