- April 7, 2010 - Delta Scientific, the leading manufacturer of counter-terrorist
vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, today
announced that Delta barricades at the United States Consulate in Peshawar,
Pakistan, helped retain the attackers. The Delta DSC1100 prevented the bomber's
vehicle from crashing past the pedestrian gates and forced the attacker to detonate
the truck bomb far from the building. This saved many lives and the building.
compares the total destruction of the Marriott Hotel that took 60 lives in Islamabad
in September of 2008 to the recent event in Peshawar, it is easy to discern
that a large factor in saving lives from vehicle bombers is to successfully
stop the attacking vehicle far enough away from the building to avoid the high
pressure shock wave of a bomb blast," emphasizes David Dickinson, senior
vice president of Delta Scientific. "In a CNN photo published April 5,
the buttress of the DSC1100 barricade is seen with the charred truck frame,
wheels and engine parts."
- Look to the lower right of photo. The brown unit with the two fork lift slats
is one of the buttresses for the DSC1100. Immediately to the left, in front
and to the side of the man in the white shirt, are parts of the vehicle.)
is a unique barricade that uses its mass and structure to stop and destroy the
attacking truck. It is typically deployed as a moderately fast-to-install, permanent
installation barricade. A transportable barricade, it has no foundation and
can be set up and running in only one day.
used at Peshawar is one of fifty styles of vehicle barricades that Delta Scientific
supplies to embassies, consulates, private corporations, banks and hotels to
protect people from truck bomb attacks. The barricades are lowered with hydraulics
to allow authorized vehicles in and kept in the up position to stop attacking
line encompasses barricades that can be set up in fifteen minutes and used at
short term events to permanently installed barricades designed to stop a fully
loaded dump truck that will continue to operate after the attack. Prior to introducing
barricades, Delta Scientific conducts full scale crash tests of the design.
successfully passed two levels of crash tests, and in the real world, did the
job," adds Dickinson.
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