first_imgPALMDALE – Valencia-based Delta Scientific said it has sold more than 1,000 of its DSC501 counterterrorist barriers since 2001. The DSC501 was designed for the U.S. Navy and has also been selected for use at U.S. embassies. “We sold the first DSC501 on Feb. 28, 2001, and installed it at Washington Navy Yard,” Delta Scientific Senior Vice President David Dickinson said. “Our most recent installation is at a U.S. Air Force base in the Southwestern United States. The DSC501 will ultimately be used at every U.S. Air Force base in the world.” One of 30 kinds of Delta vehicle barriers, the DSC501 barricade is designed to stop and destroy a 15,000-pound vehicle traveling 50 mph and to survive the impact. It is set in a foundation only 18 inches deep. Delta has supplied counterterrorism barricade systems to over 160 U.S. embassies and consulates as well as those of the United Kingdom and other nations. In the United States, Delta barriers are installed at more than 110 federal buildings, including courthouses and FBI offices. More than 85 percent of U.S. nuclear power plants have Delta vehicle barricades. Delta Scientific systems are also at the U.S. Capitol, along Broadway sidewalks in New York City, and at European castles. Delta Scientific has its corporate headquarters in Valencia. Its manufacturing plant is in Palmdale. Delta also makes parking-control equipment and guard booths. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more