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American Science and Engineering to Speak at Africa Security and Counterterrorism Summit 2015 on Explosives Detection for Public Safety on February 4th in London

LONDON, Feb. 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Paul Hollingshead, Regional Director of Africa, at American Science and Engineering, Inc. ("AS&E") (Nasdaq:ASEI), a leading worldwide supplier of innovative X-ray detection solutions, will be speaking about Explosives and Threat Detection for Public Safety at The 2nd Annual Africa Security and Counterterrorism Summit 2015 taking place in London February 4 – 5, 2015 at the Lancaster London Hotel.

  • What: "Border and Critical Site Security – Effective Threat Detection": AS&E's Paul Hollingshead will discuss the various technologies available to protect the critical infrastructure and borders of African Nations.
  • When: Wednesday, February 4 at 14:35 PM GMT
  • Where: Lancaster London Hotel, Lancaster Terrace, London W2 2TY, United Kingdom

AS&E Installations on the African Continent

AS&E cargo, vehicle, and parcel inspection systems are deployed throughout the African continent protecting high-threat government facilities, ports, and borders against vehicle-borne IEDs, human trafficking, drug smuggling, and wildlife and environmental smuggling:

  • The Kingdom of Lesotho uses ZBV® systems to screen vehicles and cargo for threats and trade fraud on its border with South Africa to facilitate trade and counter smuggling.
  • The Democratic Republic of Congo fights illegal logging using the ZBV system to detect tropical wood that is illegally logged and smuggled out of the country.
  • A customs organization in North Africa makes regular seizures of contraband and weapons moving to and from Europe.
  • In an East African country, a ZBV system helped discover the tusks from 400 poached elephants, netting over 4,600 pounds of smuggled ivory.
  • Multiple police agencies in Africa use ZBV systems on their borders to combat crime and to find explosive threats and contraband.

About The Africa Security and Counterterrorism Summit

The Africa Security and Counterterrorism Summit 2015 is one of the leading Security and Counterterrorism Events in Africa's Security and Defense Sector. Presentations and panel discussions will address the most immediate security threats affecting Africa's Governments and people. The two day conference will provide African Governments and security and defense professionals with an opportunity to gain insight into the latest international developments in defense strategy and security technology. Paid attendance is required for this event. For more information about the conference, visit: http://www.africasecuritycounterterrorism.com/.

About AS&E

American Science and Engineering, Inc. (AS&E) is the trusted global provider of threat and contraband detection solutions for ports, borders, military, critical infrastructure, law enforcement, and aviation. With over 50 years of experience, AS&E offers proven, advanced X-ray inspection systems to combat terrorism, drug smuggling, illegal immigration and trade fraud. AS&E systems are designed in a variety of configurations for cargo and vehicle inspection, parcel inspection, and personnel screening. Using a combination of technologies, these systems provide superior detection capabilities, with high-energy, dual-energy, and Z Backscatter X-rays. Learn more about AS&E products and technologies at www.as-e.com and follow us on Twitter @ase_detects.

Safe Harbor Statement: The foregoing press release contains statements concerning AS&E's financial performance, markets and business operations that may be considered "forward-looking" under applicable securities laws. AS&E wishes to caution readers of this press release that actual results might differ materially from those projected in any forward-looking statements. Factors which might cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements contained herein include the following: significant reductions, delays or cancellations (in full or in part) in procurements of the Company's systems by the United States and other governments; disruption in the supply of any source component incorporated into AS&E's products; litigation seeking to restrict the use of intellectual property used by the Company; limitations under certain laws on the Company's ability to protect its own intellectual property; potential product liability claims against the Company; global political trends and events which affect public perception of the threat presented by drugs, explosives and other contraband; global economic developments and the ability of governments and private organizations to fund purchases of the Company's products to address such threats; the potential insufficiency of Company resources, including human resources, capital, plant and equipment and management systems, to accommodate any future growth; technical problems and other delays that could impact new product development and the Company's ability to adapt to changes in technology and customer requirements; competitive pressures; lengthy sales cycles both in United States government procurement and procurement abroad; future delays in federal funding, the market price of the company's stock prevailing from time to time, the nature of other investment opportunities presented to the company from time to time, the company's cash flows from operations and market and general economic conditions. These and certain other factors which might cause actual results to differ materially from those projected are detailed from time to time in AS&E's periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which important factors are incorporated herein by reference. AS&E undertakes no obligation to update forward looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events, or changes in future operating results, financial condition or business over time. Readers are further advised to review the "Risk Factors" set forth in the Company's most recent Form 10-Q and Form 10-K, which further detail and supplement the factors described in this Safe Harbor Statement. Among other disclosures, the Risk Factors disclose risks pertaining to that portion of the Company's business that is dependent on United States government contracting as well as international customers.

CONTACT: Public Relations Contact: Dana Harris Red Javelin Communications, Inc. 978-440-8392 dana@redjavelin.com Laura Berman American Science and Engineering, Inc. 978-262-8700 lberman@as-e.com

Source:American Science and Engineering, Inc.