Barricades Help Block Attackers During Incident At U.S. Consulate In Pakistan

Delta Scientific recently 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.

The DSC1100 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.

The barricade used at Peshawar is one of 50 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 vehicles.

Delta's product line encompasses barricades that can be set up in 15 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.

“If one 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,” said 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. The DSC1100 successfully passed two levels of crash tests, and in the real world, did the job.”

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