BILLERICA, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Science and Engineering, Inc. (“AS&E”) (NASDAQ: ASEI), a leading worldwide supplier of innovative X-ray detection solutions, announced today that it has received an order from NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency (NC3A) for its first Z Backscatter™ Van (ZBV™) X-ray screening system. NATO will add the ZBV, a highly mobile screening system, to its comprehensive arsenal of AS&E cargo, vehicle, parcel, and personnel screening systems currently deployed at checkpoints. NATO has successfully deployed AS&E’s OmniView™ Gantry, Z Portal®, SmartCheck®, and Gemini™ systems at multiple checkpoints.
“With the addition of the ZBV system, NATO will utilize AS&E’s full range of inspection products to heighten the detection capability at their strategic checkpoints,” said Anthony R. Fabiano, President and CEO of AS&E. “The ZBV system is a highly mobile screening system and allows for immediate deployment in response to security threats and is an ideal tool for NATO’s security applications. We are very proud to partner with NC3A to support their counterterrorism missions with AS&E’s leading-edge technology.”
Enabling NATO success — from missile and cyber defense to information dominance, robust communications and the campaign against Improvised Explosive Devices in Afghanistan — the NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency (NC3A) is responsible for delivering cutting-edge technology in support of NATO’s missions and decision-makers; the lion's share of the capabilities are procured from Industry.
American Science and Engineering, Inc. (AS&E) is a leading worldwide supplier of innovative X-ray inspection systems. With over 50 years of experience in developing advanced X-ray security systems, the Company’s product line utilizes a combination of technologies, including patented Z Backscatter technology, Radioactive Threat Detection (RTD), high energy transmission and dual energy transmission X-ray. These technologies offer superior X-ray threat detection for plastic explosives, plastic weapons, liquid explosives, dirty bombs and nuclear devices. AS&E’s complete range of products include cargo inspection systems for port and border security, baggage screening systems for facility and aviation security, and personnel and passenger screening systems. AS&E® systems protect high-threat facilities and help combat terrorism and trade fraud, drug smuggling, weapon smuggling, and illegal immigration and people smuggling. AS&E customers include leading government agencies, border authorities, military bases, airports and corporations worldwide, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), UK Border Agency (UKBA). For more information on AS&E products and technologies, please visit www.as-e.com.
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