The Customs Administration at Abu Dhabi, the largest emirate of the United Arab Emirates, required x-ray detection systems with which to scan cargo trucks, passenger vehicles, and containers at strategic border checkpoints.
The customs officials selected technology from American Science and Engineering Inc. (AS&E) in Billerica, Mass. AS&E won a $55.1 million contract from Abu Dhabi Customs for several of the company’s OmniView, Z Portal, and Z Backscatter Van (ZBV) units.
“Abu Dhabi Customs will use AS&E’s full range of cargo-inspection products to protect the emirate’s borders and citizens, while facilitating trade and collecting revenues through customs operations, as per the directorate strategic priorities,” says Anthony Fabiano, president and chief executive officer at AS&E.
The solutions purchased by Abu Dhabi Customs are each designed to provide detection, while maximizing safety and high-throughput, Fabiano continues. They use the company’s patented Z Backscatter x-ray technology, which produces photo-like images of the contents of a container or vehicle, highlighting organic materials and revealing various threats, such as explosives, plastic weapons, and drugs.
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