American Science and Engineering, Inc. Awarded Order for Sentry Portal Cargo Inspection System from Government Agency in Asia to Scan Air Cargo

Jan 2, 2013

BILLERICA, Mass. — American Science and Engineering, Inc. ("AS&E") (Nasdaq:ASEI), a leading worldwide supplier of innovative X-ray detection solutions, announced today the receipt of an order for one Sentry(TM) Portal cargo screening system from a government agency to protect an airport in Asia. Aviation security officials will use AS&E's Sentry Portal cargo inspection solution to inspect air cargo pallets and containers prior to being loaded onto the aircraft.

"The Sentry Portal's high-throughput, high penetration capability enables aviation security officials to inspect very dense and complex cargo while providing a rapid cycle-time for inspection," said Anthony R. Fabiano, AS&E's President and CEO. "The Sentry Portal system will provide a reliable means of detecting threatening materials and contraband hidden in air cargo containers without impeding the flow of commerce in the high traffic airport environment."

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