AS&E Receives $2.5 Million Service, Parts Order for Z Backscatter Vans

July 29, 2005
X-ray detection technology company specializes in threat assessments for in-vehicle and packaged explosives

BILLERICA, Mass. - American Science and Engineering, Inc. (AS&E), a leader in X-ray detection technology, announced today a $2.5 million award from the U.S. Government for a service, maintenance, and spare parts contract for multiple Z Backscatter Vans (ZBVs).

"The U.S. Government's service agreement renewal reflects our commitment to dedicated Field Service operations and, of course, the high value our customer places on the ZBV to achieve its objectives," said Anthony Fabiano, President and CEO. "We are continuing to strengthen our in-country service capability and bolster our 'high up-time' rates for the ZBV. To further improve operational efficiencies, we've consolidated our field service organization, both domestic and international organizations, under a single vice president for improved cost efficiency and customer service. These additional operational improvements will enhance our consistently high customer satisfaction ratings."

Fabiano continued, "Most important, however, is the effectiveness of our products -- the ZBV provides the U.S. Government with unparalleled detection capability and functionality. Field service reports attest to this; there is simply no better single alternative to uncover high-risk threats, such as car and truck bombs, suicide bombers, and packaged explosives."