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US state vehicle barrier approval gained for DefenCell

J & S Franklin : 16 June, 2008  (New Product)
Successful crash testing with no penetration gains approvals for DefenCell traffic barrier in accordance with US K-12 vehicle barrier certification
During crash testing, a DefenCell Expeditionary Earth Filled Barrier successfully
completed K-12 anti-ram certification standard in the USA. The test requires the barrier to stop a 15,000lb truck at 50 mph within a given distance. DefenCell passed with no penetration at all.

This follows on from DefenCell's successful completion of vehicle crash tests by the UK's Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) stopping a 7.5t truck in August last year.

DefenCell barriers have now been installed at Gatwick Airport, UK, as part of the
security enhancements at the airport following the attack on Glasgow in June 2007. DefenCell provides a vehicle barrier to protect access roads from vehicle incursion.

DefenCell is currently in service with the UK MoD in Afghanistan, the Irish Defence Force in Chad and the US Army; it has also been ballistically trailed and tested against explosive attack and barrier and crash protection. In both cases, DefenCell showed remarkable resilience and stopping power.

J and S Franklin will be exhibiting DefenCell as a multipurpose force protection system at Eurosatory 2008. This International land, airland, and homeland defence exhibition is hosted by Ministere de la Defense and Gicat, in Paris, from the 16th to 20th June 2008.
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