July 20, 2016

At Democratic Convention, Delta Portable Anti-Terrorist Barriers to Protect Against Vehicle Threats

Barriers Planned and Ordered Before Nice Tragedy

PALMDALE, CALIF. – July 20, 2016 – Delta Scientific, the leading manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, today announced that Delta MP5000 mobile deployable vehicle crash barriers were ordered by the Secret Service for the upcoming Democratic Convention running July 25-28 in Philadelphia. As at the GOP Convention this week, the certified crash vehicles will protect attendees from terrorist vehicle attacks and errant driver mistakes. Provided through Global Access Control Systems (Pittsburgh), these mobile deployable vehicle crash barriers carry a K8 rating (M40 ASTM rating), stopping 7.5 ton (6400 Kg) vehicles traveling 40 mph (64 kph).

mp5000-08“The fact that these barriers were ordered well in advance of the tragedy in Nice is indicative of the great foresight and planning that is undertaken by the United States Secret Service,” avows Greg Hamm, Delta Scientific vice president of sales and marketing. “Not only are these portable barriers being used at this year’s conventions, they were at both political conventions in 2012 in Tampa and Charlotte as well as at the following Inauguration. Last September, here in Philadelphia, they protected the Pope on his visit to the United States.”

The totally self-contained MP5000’s tow into position to control vehicle access within 15 minutes. No excavation or sub-surface preparation is required. Once positioned, the mobile barricades will unpack themselves by using hydraulics to raise and lower the barriers off their wheels. DC-powered pumps will then raise or lower the barriers.

Delta always keeps an inventory of the MP5000s for purchase and quick delivery at their manufacturing facility in Palmdale, Calif. In many cases, they are needed for events that come up quickly, such as politician or celebrity visits and other unexpected incidents.