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January 9, 2014

American Science and Engineering, Inc. Receives Order for 28 ZBV Systems from Key Middle East Channel Partner

Purchase Represents Largest Single International ZBV Order
                          for the Company

BILLERICA, Mass. – American Science and Engineering, Inc. ("AS&E") (Nasdaq:ASEI), a leading worldwide supplier
of innovative X-ray detection solutions, announced today it has received an order for 28 ZBV(R) mobile screening systems from a key
Middle East channel partner. The ZBV systems will be used for law enforcement and security applications in multiple countries in the
region.

"This order -- the largest single international ZBV booking -- confirms that we continue to successfully execute on our ZBV pipeline in key
geographic markets," said Chuck Dougherty, AS&E's President and CEO.

"The sizable order is part of an increased trend towards using Z Backscatter(R) technology and the ZBV platform for broader, more traditional public safety and security applications. It is also a measure of AS&E's long-standing and successful relationship with one of our key Middle East channel partners and their keen understanding of the unique value of the ZBV system." ZBV: The Number One Selling Cargo and Vehicle Inspection System in the World A breakthrough in X-ray inspection technology, the ZBV(R) system is the top-selling mobile cargo and vehicle screening system in the world. This highly mobile screening system, built into a delivery van, allows for immediate deployment and rapid inspection to reveal explosives, drugs, currency, alcohol, cigarettes and other organic threats or contraband. With over 675 systems sold to date, AS&E's ZBV system is used by leading government agencies, border authorities, law enforcement, military organizations, and security agencies in more than 55 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. 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(R) X-rays. Learn more about AS&E products and technologies at www.as-e.com.