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Delta Scientific, the US-based manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control barriers, reports that it’s developing new products for protection of vehicle checkpoints between the United States and Mexico as part of the new Trump Administration’s aim to better secure the US border. The Californian firm (pictured) says that it’s also designing new manufacturing flexibilities into its planning cycles. The projects will require growing numbers of hydraulic barricades, bollards, traffic control barriers, portable barricades, beam barriers, sliding gates and guard booths.

Greg Hamm, vice president of sales and marketing for Delta Scientific, says: “While the projects have not yet been funded, plans are already being created to upgrade vehicle checkpoints along the 1250 miles of the US/Mexican border. Once building commences, the government wants all checkpoints operational in less than three years.”

The United States Border Patrol operates 71 traffic checkpoints, including 33 permanent sites along the border. Over the years, Delta reports, the firm has implemented vehicle crossing protection at many of the most secure sites including El Paso, San Ysidro, Calexico, Otay Mesa and Tornhill-Guadalupe.

The most recent Delta project at San Ysidro, between San Diego and Tijuana, is thought to be the busiest land port in the world, processing an average of 50,000 northbound vehicles a day. It features 50 custom-designed bullet-resistant guard booths, K4 rated swing gates, barriers and bollards.


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