AS&E gets $6.2m to provide security measures for upcoming summit in the Middle East

Photo taken from the company’s website.
Photo taken from the company’s website.

American Science and Engineering Inc., a Billerica company specializing in X-ray detection technology, said Thursday that it has received a $6.2 million order to provide security measures at a “high-profile summit in the Middle East.”

The press release issued by American Science and Engineering, which refers to itself as AS&E, did not provide further details about the summit or identify the client.

AS&E offers X-ray inspection systems designed to combat terrorism, drug smuggling, illegal immigration, and trade fraud. AS&E systems can be used for cargo and vehicle inspection, parcel inspection, and personnel screening.

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The $6.2 million order is for a ZBV mobile screening system, a Z Portal cargo and vehicle screening system, and multiple Gemini parcel X-ray inspection systems.

AS&E customers include the Department of Defense, Customs and Border Protection, Abu Dhabi Customs, and NATO.