Delta Scientific Completes USAF Contract for 541 K54-Certified Anti-Terrorist High Security Barriers

PALMDALE, CALIF. – Delta Scientific, the leading manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, today announced that it has shipped the last in a single United States Air Force order of 541 Delta DSC501 barriers.  The largest contract for barricades ever, the U.S. Air Force has deployed the only K-54-certified high security barriers at facilities around the globe. The first DSC501 under the contract was installed in June of 2004.  “We are pleased to help protect our men and women in uniform from the threat of terrorist car bombings,” says Delta Scientific Senior Vice President David Dickinson.  “It is absolutely imperative to our national security that only the best and strongest barricade systems are installed to safeguard them.” Set in a foundation only 18 inches (46 cm) deep, the Delta DSC501 will survive and operate after a 5.4 million foot pound impact.  That’s equivalent to a 65,000-pound (29,484 kg) truck hitting it at 50 mph (80 kph).  Stopping the truck dead in its tracks, the DSC501 protects against a “second hit” risk from a second vehicle. When a car going 60 mph (96 kph) is detected within 90 feet  (27.6 m), the DSC501 raises in only one second, time for the barricade to provide protection.  In the lowered position, the DSC501’s barrier ramp is completely flush with the roadway.  Buttresses, counterweights and road plates do not obstruct authorized pedestrian or vehicular traffic. The DSC501 is raised and lowered to and from the guard position via hydraulic cylinders driven by Delta’s patent-pending hydraulic power unit.  This unit can be configured to operate one or more DSC501 barriers.The DSC501 is suitable for high water table locations and areas with corrosive soils. The shallow foundation obviates the concerns of interference with buried pipes, power lines and fiber optic communication lines.  This foundation also reduces installation complexity, time, materials and corresponding costs. A recently-introduced DSC501RL (Remote Locations) model incorporates a new special locking system that prevents terrorists from disabling or dismantling it.  It was created especially for remote applications, such as at dams and other out-of-the-way locales.  In such locations, it is kept in the “up” position.  With the DSC501RL, the harder a terrorist works at attempting to immobilize this barrier to get a vehicle through, the tighter the unit actually locks up.In April, Delta Scientific introduced a new debris screen that reduces visual and physical access to the intra-barrier area for security and safety purposes.  The screen will also deflect explosives, such as a hand grenade, from being thrown inside the barricade.  The debris screen was tested to over 10,000 cycles with no measurable damage or wear.About Delta ScientificDelta 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 www.deltascientific.com.  Product installation and maintenance services are provided through Delta's Lorton, Va. office.  European and Middle East inquiries can be directed to Delta Scientific Corporation (UK) Limited, phone 44-118 948 1133.  Fax is 44-118 948 1122, or e-mail deltascuk@aol.com.For More Information:David Dickinson                                                          Delta Scientific CorporationPhone: (661) 575-1100Email: david@deltascientific.com                                            Leslie BrighamBrigham Scully Phone: (818) 716-9021Email: lbrigham@brighamscully.com