BILLERICA, Mass., April 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Science and Engineering, Inc. ("AS&E") (Nasdaq:ASEI) a leading worldwide supplier of innovative X-ray detection solutions, announced today the Company has won a follow-on order for three of its top-selling ZBV ® systems for a law enforcement agency in Latin America. The ZBV cargo and vehicle screening systems will be used for port and checkpoint security applications. "Today's order is an indication of the ZBV system's continued strength in the Latin American market," said Robert Postle, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Sales. "This award is a follow-on order for law enforcement use in Latin America — one of many orders received from our highly satisfied customer. Our mobile ZBV systems are ideal for deployment in the region and continue to prove their unparalleled ability to help law enforcement agencies achieve their security missions." ZBV: The Number One Selling Cargo and Vehicle Inspection System in the World Representing a breakthrough in X-ray detection technology, AS&E's ZBV system is the number one selling cargo and vehicle inspection system on the market, with more than 630 systems sold to more than 127 different customers in 59 countries. Since its introduction in 2003, the ZBV system has consistently received the highest marks for quality, reliability, and performance with a proven record of detection results. The ZBV system is a low-cost, highly mobile screening system built into a commercially available delivery van. It allows for immediate deployment in response to security threats, and its high throughput capability facilitates rapid inspections. The ZBV system is used by leading government agencies, border authorities, military bases, law enforcement departments and security agencies worldwide, including: U.S. Customs and Border Protection on multiple borders; Abu Dhabi Customs to safeguard borders; NATO Communications and Information Agency at military checkpoints; Bulgaria Customs combating trade fraud on borders; Dutch Customs Administration to scan empty airplanes; the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to protect a high-level facility; the Port of Venice to perform rapid inspections of suspect vehicles; Tunisian Customs to combat trade fraud; customs security for a Port Authority in Asia; and the Democratic Republic of Congo to fight the illegal export of timber. The U.S. government has deployed hundreds of ZBV systems for homeland security and force protection applications to detect vehicle borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs), drugs, stowaways and other contraband in war zones and military bases and on U.S. ports and borders.