USMC Puts Up $61.3M for 52 Backscatter X-Ray Systems

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Z-BackscatterContainer Scan American Science and Engineering, Inc. in Billerica, MA received a $61.3 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract with a maximum ordering quantity of 52 Z-Backscatter X-Ray Systems and associated manuals, spares and field support. DID’s Aug. 4th article offers extensive coverage of the Z-Backscatter system, which offers significant improvements in detecting hidden people, explosives, and even radiation sources quickly and unobtrusively. The initial delivery order of $38.7 million is for 32 of the 52 Backscatter Systems available on the contract. Work will be performed in Billerica, MA, and is expected to be complete by August 2006. This contract is a sole source award to American Science and Engineering, Inc., the sole manufacturer of the Z-Backscatter X-Ray System. The Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, VA issued the contract (M67854-05-D-5168).

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