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Astrophysics

November 04, 2014 12:15 ET

Astrophysics, Inc. Awarded $6 Million United States Navy Contract

Astrophysics X-ray Systems Selected by the U.S. Navy to Protect Vessels Deployed to Foreign Ports

CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 4, 2014) - Astrophysics, Inc., a leader in conventional and air cargo security X-ray inspection systems, today announced it has won a $6 million contract from the United States Navy to help protect entry control points deployed at seaports around the world. The company's advanced X-ray solutions will be used to screen visitors and personnel before they embark and accelerate offloading processes.

Astrophysics was selected from a large field of competitors to fulfill the Navy XRBS program's five-year contract to supply and deploy ruggedized X-ray inspection systems. Because Astrophysics systems are engineered and manufactured in the U.S., the company is able to customize and ship its advanced X-ray solutions quickly, making Astrophysics an ideal option for the U.S. Navy as well as the TSA and others.

"Astrophysics is known around the world for market-leading screening solutions," said François Zayek, CEO of Astrophysics. "We have a long history of helping protect the men and women that protect our great nation and we are pleased to announce this latest contract."

The Navy selected Astrophysics' XIS-7858 system which features a standard 180kV generator for heightened penetration and enhanced object recognition. The XIS-7858 is the ideal screening solution for any location in need of increased screening dimensions within a consolidated space. The Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract was issued by the Navy XRBS program which is managed by the Crane Division out of Indiana.

For more information about Astrophysics solutions, please visit us at Astrophysicsinc.com.

About Astrophysics, Inc.
Astrophysics offers advanced X-ray security screening systems that help operators detect and identify weapons and explosives in civil and military markets worldwide. Astrophysics exports to over 60 countries and builds all its products domestically in Southern California. The corporate headquarters located in the City of Industry, California is the manufacturing facility for air cargo, conventional and mobile solutions. A second facility in Ontario, California is the primary location for research and development, and the high energy cargo and portal systems.

The company employs over 140 employees in the U.S., and has affiliate companies globally. For more information about Astrophysics, visit www.astrophysicsinc.com.

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