- 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.
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).
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.
include full automatic, remote-hard line, remote-radio, card reader, key switch,
local guard push button controls or via master and slave control panel.
on the MP5000 is available at www.deltascientific.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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