Press Release Feb 17, 2004

Delta Barriers Provide Anti-Terrorist Protection at U.S. Embassy in Jordan


VALENCIA, CALIF. – February 17, 2004 – The U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan, situated in the middle of one of the most volatile areas of the world, relies on Delta Scientific’s TT207S crash-rated barrier to protect its facilities from terrorists. The U.S. embassy in Jordan is a fortified compound in Western Amman, which also includes the residence of Ambassador Edward W. Gnehm, Jr. Jordan, which supported the U.S.-led war in Iraq, is also a major entry point into Iraq.

The TT207S is a 108-inch (2,743 mm) moving wedge that can stop a high-speed truck in its tracks or be quickly lowered to allow passage of authorized vehicles. Crash-rated K12/L3, it is the first line of defense at embassies and key facilities worldwide. The TT207S Hydraulic Barricade System is 38 inches (965 mm) high with widths available up to 240 inches.

“The U.S. Embassy in Jordan not only uses the barrier to protect its compound from charging vehicles but the barriers create a sally-port which tightly controls traffic into the embassy,” says Scott Altizer, High Security Systems Applications Engineer at Delta. “The first barricade is lowered to let in a car, while the barrier in front of the car stays up. The one in back then raises, and the car is sandwiched between them. Once searched and OK’d, the second barricade lowers and the car is allowed to enter the embassy.”

Delta Scientific supplies barriers, bollards and other counter-terrorist barricade systems to over 160 U.S. embassies and consulates in 130-plus countries.

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