Press Release May 30, 2012

Delta Scientific MP5000 Portable Crash Barriers Helped Defend Chicago NATO Summit from Terrorists

Stops 7.5 Ton (6400 Kg) Vehicles Traveling 30 mph (48 kph)

MP-5000 Delta Scientific
MP-5000 Delta Scientific


PALMDALE, CALIF. – May 30, 2013 – Delta Scientific, the leading manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, today announced that (#) 12- and 16-foot MP5000 mobile deployable vehicle crash barriers helped police and military officers protect 60 heads of state and other global leaders, over 2,000 journalists, other attendees and onlookers at the recent Chicago NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Summit held May 20-21 from vehicle bomb attack and errant drivers.

In Chicago, 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). The 16-foot MP5000 meets K8 rating requirements, stopping the same sized vehicle at 40 mph (64 kph).

“Delta portable MP5000 barriers are becoming a common sight at major events around the world, from G-20 meetings to political conventions,” reports Greg Hamm, Delta Scientific vice president of sales and marketing. “While over 45 protesters were arrested in Chicago, not one vehicle got into a place that it did not belong.” 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.

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