AS&E receives follow-on order for Z Backscatter Vans from international law enforcement agencies

Eight of company's detection systems to be used to scan vehicles at border crossings, other checkpoints


BILLERICA, Mass. – May 14, 2012 – American Science and Engineering, Inc. (“AS&E”), a leading worldwide supplier of innovative X-ray detection solutions, announced today the receipt of an order for eight Z Backscatter Vans (ZBV) for use by international law enforcement agencies. The ZBV™ systems will be used by law enforcement officials to scan vehicles at border crossings and other checkpoints to detect explosives and other contraband.

“The Z Backscatter Van continues to be the mobile X-ray system of choice to support time sensitive security missions,” said Anthony Fabiano, AS&E’s President and CEO. “The ZBV system is a powerful tool for screening cargo and vehicles for explosive threats and contraband, with the speed and agility that enables a swift response to potential security risks. Since the deployment of their first ZBV systems, the law enforcement officials quickly recognized the effectiveness of the system and rapidly expanded their fleet.”

AS&E’s Z Backscatter Van (ZBV)

A breakthrough in X-ray detection technology, AS&E’s Z Backscatter Van is the number one selling non-intrusive mobile inspection system on the market. The ZBV system is a highly mobile screening system built into a commercially available delivery van. The ZBV system allows for immediate deployment in response to security threats, and its high throughput capability facilitates rapid inspections.