Press Release Jun 10, 2003

Delta’s New High Security Mobile Barricade Deploys in 15 Minutes

10 Already Ordered – Stops 15,000 Pound Vehicle Going 30 MPH (6400 Kg @ 48 kph)


VALENCIA, CALIF.— June 10, 2003—Built at the request of U.S. Federal government force protection specialists for initial fast deployment use in Iraq and elsewhere, the new totally self-contained Delta Scientific MP5000 High Security Mobile Barricade System can be towed into position and control vehicle access within 15 minutes. No excavation or sub-surface preparation is required. Once positioned, the new Delta mobile barricade unpacks itself by using hydraulics to raise and lower itself off its wheels. A DC powered pump then raises or lowers the barrier. The mobile deployable vehicle crash barrier carries a K4/L1 rating and stops a 7.5 ton (6400 Kg) vehicle traveling 30 mph (48 kph).

Within 15 minutes of being sited, the new Delta mobile crash barrier lowers itself into position with built-in hydraulic jacks. There is no hand cranking. Wheels are stored at the sides and then the vehicle ramps are folded out, completing the deployment. To move the barrier, the procedures are simply reversed.

“This anti-terrorist vehicle crash barrier has been designed for immediate use by the U.S. Navy, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Agency for International Deployment (USAID) and U.S. Army at checkpoints in Iraq,” reports David Dickinson, senior vice president of Delta Scientific. “Upon release of the crash-test results, we received commitment for ten of these barriers. At a cost of $29,000, they are significantly less expensive than alternative, unsuccessfully deployed hand-cranked units force protection specialists want to replace.”

Both the operation of the barrier as well as deployment and retrieval are push-button controlled. A standard system includes a battery-operated power unit, replenished from either a solar array or local low voltage source. Optionally, a Delta Hydraulic Power Unit operated on a locally supplied power or full manual system, or combination, is available. Both the locally powered and battery powered hydraulic pumping unit can be sized to provide pass-through rates suitable for most inspection and identification station requirements.

Operating modes include full automatic, remote-hard line, remote-radio, card reader, key switch, local guard push button controls or via master and slave control panel.

“We’re extremely gratified to have been asked by federal authorities to quickly create a system that will help protect our citizens serving in Iraq and elsewhere,” adds Dickinson. “It is testimony to our engineers and skilled craftspeople that we were able to respond and deliver rated results in 30 days.”
The new Delta MP5000 High Security Mobile Barricade System will be on display at an upcoming meeting of high-level U.S. Military Command.

About Delta:

Delta Scientific Corporation is the leading manufacturer of vehicle access control equipment with over 260,000 square feet of production facilities in Palmdale, Calif.  Delta’s three product lines consist of high-security vehicle barricade systems, parking control equipment and guard booths.  Delta Scientific has been engineering and manufacturing vehicle access control equipment since 1974 and sells its products worldwide.

Corporate headquarters, equipment sales, systems engineering and technical service are located at 40355 Delta Lane, Palmdale, Calif.93551. Phone is (661) 575-1100. Website is  Product installation and maintenance services are provided through Delta’s Tampa, Fla. office.

For More Information:

Greg HammTom Brigham
(661) 575-1100
(207) 945-5620