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TERROR BARRIERS INSTALLED AT BASES SECURITY STOPS INCOMING CARS.



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PALMDALE - Delta Scientific is installing counterterrorist coun·ter·ter·ror  
adj.
Intended to prevent or counteract terrorism: counterterror measures; counterterror weapons.

n.
Action or strategy intended to counteract or suppress terrorism.
 vehicle- control systems at more than 50 U.S. Air Force bases.

Delta is in the process of fulfilling an estimated $25 million order placed by the government in May for 541 of the barriers, the largest contract ever of its kind.

The company, with headquarters in Valencia and its new manufacturing plant in Palmdale, is using its DSC (1) (Digital Signal Controller) A microcontroller and DSP combined on the same chip. It adds the interrupt-driven capabilities normally associated with a microcontroller to a DSP, which typically functions as a continuous process. See microcontroller and DSP. 501 barriers - ranked as ``very high security.'' The devices will stop and destroy a 15,000-pound vehicle traveling up to 50 mph.

The new manufacturing facility allows the company to accelerate production.

``With the opening of our Palmdale facility, we have effectively doubled our manufacturing space,'' said Scott Altizer, high security systems applications engineer at Delta Scientific. ``That means we are able to quickly fulfill ful·fill also ful·fil  
tr.v. ful·filled, ful·fill·ing, ful·fills also ful·fils
1. To bring into actuality; effect: fulfilled their promises.

2.
 even the largest government contracts, providing protection to air bases and other military facilities where it's needed most, in an extremely timely manner.''

Delta has similar large equipment contracts with the U.S. Navy. In addition, the company has supplied its counterterrorist barricade systems to more than 160 U.S. embassies and consulates in 130-plus countries, as well as those of the United Kingdom and other nations.

In the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area.  alone, Delta has secured more than 100 federal buildings, including courthouses and FBI locations. More than 85 percent of all U.S. nuclear power plants are protected by Delta vehicle barricade systems.

Delta Scientific systems protect the U.S. Capitol Capitol, seat of the U.S. Congress
Capitol, seat of the U.S. government at Washington, D.C. It is the city's dominating monument, built on an elevated site that was chosen by George Washington in consultation with Major Pierre L'Enfant.
 and other Washington landmark buildings; high-rises throughout the world; Broadway pedestrians in New York City New York City: see New York, city.
New York City

City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S.
; corporate facilities; the Singapore parliament; power and water infrastructure locales; European castles; and the private homes of celebrities and influential people in Beverly Hills Beverly Hills, city (1990 pop. 31,971), Los Angeles co., S Calif., completely surrounded by the city of Los Angeles; inc. 1914. The largely residential city is home to many motion-picture and television personalities.  and other wealthy communities.

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.
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Date:Feb 8, 2005
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