Delta Scientific’s MP5000 mobile vehicle crash barriers to help protect Republican and Democratic Conventions

Barriers capable of stopping 7.5 ton vehicles traveling 40 mph


PALMDALE, CALIF. – August 15, 2012 – Delta Scientific, the leading manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, today announced that 26 16-foot Delta MP5000 mobile deployable vehicle crash barriers with be used by the Secret Service at both upcoming national political conventions.  The Republican Convention starts August 27 and the Democratic Convention begins September 3.  Provided through Global Access Control Systems (Pittsburgh), these mobile deployable vehicle crash barriers carry a K8 rating (M40 per new ASTM rating), stopping 7.5 ton (6400 Kg) vehicles traveling 40 mph (64 kph).

“First used successfully to protect NATO troops in Kosovo and elsewhere, Delta’s quick deployment, modular portable solutions can be rapidly set up on existing concrete or asphalt roads, level compacted soils and other hard surfaces,” emphasizes Greg Hamm, Delta Scientific vice president of sales and marketing.  “Towable barricades answer the needs of clients that require a temporary barricade system to address a specific threat or secure a facility during special events, such as these conventions.”

In both Tampa and Charlotte, the totally self-contained MP5000’s will be towed 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. 

Over 1,000 of the MP5000 mobile deployable vehicle crash barriers are being utilized throughout the world.  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.

More information on the MP5000 is available at www.deltascientific.com.