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alarms, integral flood light stanchions, integral warning signals or strobes, and a mechanical
locking feature for entrance sealing. The barrier is available with pneumatic, hydraulic, or
electric actuators and can be designed to cycle in less than one second.
Figure 24
Mandell Armor CUTLASS Vehicle Barrier
Testing. This barrier has not been crash-tested.
Passive Barrier Systems. The following is a compilation of passive vehicle barrier
systems used at DOD facilities. Included are generic systems that can be constructed with self-
help projects, using standard, locally available materials. Some of the systems have not been
formally tested, but should inflict substantial damage on a vehicle if impacted. Cost data for
passive barrier systems is provided in Appendix C. A consolidated list of passive barriers,
kinetic energy, and penetration data is provided in Appendix E.


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