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Analogic Corporation Receives TSA Order for Five COBRA Checkpoint Explosives and Weapons Detection Systems

PEABODY, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 26, 2006–Analogic
Corporation (NASDAQ: ALOG) announced today that the U.S.
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has placed an order for
five COBRA Computed Tomography (CT) based explosives and weapons
detection systems, four of which are to be deployed at airport
checkpoints in early 2007 for testing and evaluation. The $3.8-million
order includes installation and onsite support provided by Analogic.

Analogic’s COBRA system, initiated independently by the Company,
was enhanced under a TSA contract as part of its CAMBRIA program to
develop a new generation of automatic threat-detection checkpoint
security systems. This TSA order for multiple COBRA systems is part of
TSA’s plan to accelerate development of the COBRA for future
deployment into checkpoints.

Scanning approximately 400 bags or bins per hour, the COBRA
provides high-resolution 3-D images of the contents of a bag or bin,
which can be rotated on-screen with the touch of a finger. The system
automatically detects explosives, weapons, and other potential
threats, and highlights these for closer inspection by the operator.
Laptop computers can be scanned in their cases, and an automatic bin
return system saves additional time and labor, returning empty bins
beneath the system on a motorized conveyor.

John Wood, Analogic’s President and CEO, said, “The deployment of
our COBRA systems is an important step forward for Analogic. Screening
items at the checkpoint using advanced CT technology is a natural
progression for us and an important step in better securing our
nation’s airports. The COBRA will provide significantly enhanced
detection capabilities and do so faster with unsurpassed imaging

Analogic Corporation is a leading designer and manufacturer of
advanced health and security systems and subsystems sold primarily to
Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). The Company is recognized
worldwide for advancing the state of the art in Computed Tomography
(CT), Digital Radiography (DR), Ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging
(MRI), and Patient Monitoring.

Forward-Looking Statements

Any statements in this press release about future expectations,
plans, and prospects for the Company, including statements about
orders for the Company’s products, statements about shipments and
installation of the Company’s products, and other statements
containing the words “believes,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “expects,”
and similar expressions, constitute forward-looking statements within
the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such
forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors,
including risks relating to technology development and
commercialization, risks in product development, limited demand for
the Company’s products, risks associated with competition,
uncertainties associated with regulatory agency approvals, competitive
pricing pressures, downturns in the economy, the risk of potential
intellectual property litigation, and other factors discussed in our
most recent quarterly report filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. In addition, the forward-looking statements included in
this press release represent the Company’s views as of September 26,
2006. The Company anticipates that subsequent events and developments
will cause the Company’s views to change. However, while the Company
may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in
the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do
so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as
representing the Company’s views as of any date subsequent to
September 26, 2006.

Analogic Corporation
John Wood, 978-326-4000
President & CEO

Paul M. Roberts, 978-326-4213
Director of Communications

Analogic Corporation