Press Release Sept 28, 2009
Ten Delta Scientific MP5000 Portable Crash Barriers Helped Protect G-20 from Car-/Truck-Bomb Terrorists
Delta Turned Order Around in Just 3 Weeks – U.S. Army Tested to K8 (M40)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PALMDALE, CALIF. – September 28, 2009 – Delta Scientific, the leading manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, today announced that, in only three weeks, the company was able to manufacture and deliver ten 12- and 16-foot MP5000 mobile deployable vehicle crash barriers to help the 4,000 police and military officers protecting participants at the Pittsburgh G-20 Summit held September 24-25.
In Pittsburgh, the totally self-contained MP5000’s were towed into position and controlled vehicle access within 15 minutes. No excavation or sub-surface preparation was required. Once positioned, the mobile barricades unpacked themselves by using hydraulics to raise and lower the barriers off their wheels. DC-powered pumps then raised or lowered the barriers. These mobile deployable vehicle crash barrier carry a K4 rating (M30 per new ASTM rating), stopping 7.5 ton (6400 Kg) vehicles traveling 30 mph (48 kph). In a recent U.S. Army test, a 16-foot MP5000 met the K8 rating requirements, stopping the same sized vehicle at 40 mph (64 kph).
“We got this order only three weeks before the Summit was to start,” reports Delta Scientific Senior Vice President David Dickinson. “Knowing the harassment facing representatives of the world’s leading economic nations, our employees dedicated themselves to assuring that vehicle threats would not be one of them. We got the barriers to Pittsburgh with time to spare.”
Over 400 of the MP5000 mobile deployable vehicle crash barriers are being utilized throughout the world. The high security portable barricade system is easily towed into place by a light three-quarter-ton pickup truck or towed off road through loose sand by a military grade Humvee. Many of the MP5000s are being used in the Middle East to protect US troops from truck bomb attack. Throughout Iraq and Afghanistan, such as at Camp Victory, the 16-foot clear opening model is especially popular as large-tracked vehicles, such as Strikers, can pass through the barricade.”
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.
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 deltascientific.com. Product installation and maintenance services are provided through Delta’s Tampa, Fla. office.
For More Information: