American Science and Engineering receives $2.6M contract


American Science and Engineering, Inc. a leading worldwide supplier of innovative X-ray detection solutions, announced today the receipt of a service and maintenance order for $2.6 million for a Latin American country to support Z BackscatterT Vans (ZBV) X-ray inspection systems for law enforcement, customs, and military applications.

“This service order will ensure that the ZBVT systems purchased for Latin America will operate at the highest levels of reliability and detection performance,” said Anthony Fabiano, President and CEO. “AS&E’s service team will provide top-notch service to our Latin American customer to support their critical security initiatives.”

The ZBV system is the number one selling non-intrusive mobile inspection system, providing unparalleled detection and mobility to quickly uncover threats and contraband.

AS&E’s Worldwide Service and Support AS&E’s highly skilled Field Service Engineers (FSEs) provide support services worldwide. Each FSE, with a technical degree in electrical and mechanical engineering or equivalent experience, is trained in the operation and repair of electronics, hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanics, electrical systems, and computers. Available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, FSEs are located at AS&E offices in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America.

AS&E’s Z Backscatter Van (ZBV)
The Most Maneuverable, Versatile Mobile X-ray Detection System on the Market

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, with more than 500 sold to date. The ZBV system is a low-cost, 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.

About AS&E
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&ER 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), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), UK Border Agency (UKBA), Hong Kong Customs, and Abu Dhabi Customs. For more information on AS&E products and technologies, please visit

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