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Meridian Rapid Defense Group’s Archer 1200 Barrier Reinforces Water Treatment Plant Operated by the Metropolitan Water District

Meridian Rapid Defense Group deploys the Archer 1200 portable vehicle barrier system at a Metropolitan Water District (MWD) facility in Southern California.

Meridian Rapid Defense Group’s patented Archer 1200 barrier has been chosen by the Metropolitan Water District to reinforce an existing facility gate. The vehicle barrier purchase provides the water treatment facility with an expanded capability to counter theft and ram attacks.

The Archer 1200 model is designed for rapid deployment, enabling the security team to redeploy the barrier to another location at a moment’s notice. The barrier is unanchored and does not require electricity or hydraulics to operate.

The Archer 1200 barrier has proven to be the preferred entry control solution for the water sector as many facilities are remote and access to electricity is scarce. The Archer 1200 is the only true “drop-and-stop” vehicle barrier on the market. The unique vehicle barrier requires no set-up and is reusable after impact.

Meridian’s portable vehicle barriers are modular and are adjusted to the varying needs of the military, government, ports, dams, water treatment facilities, oil & gas facilities, universities and the police. All Archer vehicle barriers made of ballistic rated steel and are an excellent deterrent against Vehicle Born Improvised Explosive Devices (VBIED). Meridian’s portable vehicle barriers can be deployed by one person without the use of heavy lifting equipment. Meridian offers a vehicle barrier rental program for special events. All of Meridian’s products are made in the USA and are distributed world-wide.


 

Portable Vehicle Barriers: Meridian’s Archer 1200 Rapid Deployment Vehicle Barriers Deployed at the 55th Grammy Awards

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Meridian deployed the company’s patented Archer 1200 vehicle barriers to protect the 55th Grammy Awards. Meridian’s rapid deployment barriers barricaded four lanes at a key entrance at the Staples Center. The Archer 1200 barriers effectively blocked vehicular traffic while granting pedestrians unimpeded access.

The Archer 1200 vehicle barriers are configured for expedited deployment and as needed, retrieval and relocation. The rapid deployment vehicle barriers are transported on a trailer and can be rolled into position by one person without the need for heavy lifting equipment. The Archer barriers blocked 44 ft. from vehicular intrusion and took approximately ten minutes to deploy.

Meridian’s portable vehicle barriers are modular and are adjusted to the varying needs of the military, government, ports, dams, water treatment facilities, oil & gas facilities, construction industry, universities and the police. All Archer vehicle barriers are made of ballistic rated steel and are an excellent deterrent against Vehicle Born Improvised Explosive Devices (VBIED).

Modular Vehicle Barrier: Meridian Rapid Defense Group Delivers Portable Vehicle Barriers for Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan

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Kandahar Airfield (KAF) reinforcing perimeter security with Meridian Rapid Defense Group’s Archer 1200 Rapid Deployment Vehicle Barriers

Meridian Rapid Defense Group was awarded a contract and delivered their patented Archer 1200 rapid deployment vehicle barriers to Kandahar Airfield.

Kandahar Airfield has been maintained by NATO under the International Security Assistance (ISAF) banner since 2006 and is a key logistics hub used by NATO forces in Afghanistan. It is now one of the busiest single-use airports in the world.

The Archer 1200 anti-ram vehicle barriers are configured for expedited deployment and as needed, retrieval and relocation. The Archer barriers are modular and can be deployed in a straight line, in rows, in serpentine configuration as a main perimeter security system or in support of an area that requires maintenance.

“With climactic conditions varying around the world, Meridian’s products are ideal for many situations as they perform under all conditions of extreme cold and heat” says Peter D. Whitford, CEO of Meridian. … » more

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