BILLERICA, Mass., March 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. government selected American Science and Engineering Inc. to provide maintenance support for the company's deployed X-ray scanning units.
U.S. company AS&E, a developer of X-ray security systems designed to counter terrorism and other threats, received a contract to provide the U.S. government with service and maintenance on its Z Backscatter Van inspection units.
The Z Backscatter Van, a mobile screening technology integrated into a commercial-grade delivery van, has been widely deployed in the United States to support the U.S. Homeland Security Department and other applications.
"We are pleased to provide continued first-class service and support for the U.S. government's fleet of Z Backscatter Vans deployed overseas for critical counter-terrorism operations," Anthony Fabiano, AS&E president and chief executive officer, said in a statement.
"As the No. 1 selling non-intrusive mobile inspection system, the Z Backscatter Van provides our customers with unparalleled detection and mobility to support efforts to uncover vehicle-borne explosives and other contraband."