Security forces in Iraq are receiving three MP5000 portable vehicle barricades. The systems, which are made by Delta Scientific of Palmdale, Calif., can stop a 7.5 ton vehicle traveling at 30 miles per hour in its tracks, according to the company.
The hydraulic barricade can be towed in place by a relatively light vehicle. Once situated, it unpacks itself within 15 minutes and is powered by external or battery power. A direct current pump raises and lowers the barrier.
Push button controls deploy and retrieve the barricade, which does not require excavation or subsurface prep work.
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