Archive for the 'Russia' Category

RUSSIA – Contact-remote stun gun AIR-107U «Scorpion» for Ministry of Internal Affairs (2014-05-15 DD)

Posted on May 15 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Description of a Russian stun-gun (looking like a flashlight, operating up to 4.5 metres, 30 X 3-second discharges … ) is from a Russian gun-sales site – the AIR-107U. It’s been developed for the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs as the most economic, humane and reliable of all kinds of the weapon, […]

RUSSIA – Police to Wield Powerful Electric Stun Devices [not TASER Inc. equipment] (2013-01-29)

Posted on January 29 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: The Interior Ministry is planning to spend 60 million rubles ($2,000,000) – about $400 a unit – to buy 7,000 AIR-107U electric-shock batons, which will be issued to police officers for self-defense and for use during football matches or mass protests. We read rather illogically: “It makes no sense to issue firearms […]

RUSSIA / UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Russians Arrested in Dubai for $500K Theft [woman assaulted with taser] (2012-03-19)

Posted on March 19 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: Two Russians (gangtsers?) are arrested in Dubai for stealing $500,000 from a money transfer company, attacking a woman and assaulting her with a taser – likely a genereric model. They were caught while splitting the stolen money in a hotel in Dubai.]] MOSCOW, RIA Novosti Two Russian nationals have been arrested in […]

RUSSIA – Zenit St Petersburg Player Tasered by Police After Handing Shirt to Young Fan (2011-06-21)

Posted on June 21 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In a post that spread rapidly across the internet, a Russian footballer is tasered – almost certainly not a [roduct of TASER Inc. – by a security official as he hands his shirt to a fan after winning a football game …  ]]   By Marc Roseblade (Contributor) on June 21, 2011 […]

RUSSIA – Competition with taser: Russian aims to reinvent ‘Taser’ technology (2010-05-21)

Posted on May 21 2010 by admin

Wired,co.uk, by David Hambling … A Russian man is hoping to overhaul the technology within Taser-type weapons — transforming them from single-shot, short-range devices that stun for a few seconds, into more effective long-range, rapid-fire weapons — by modifying the wires and the type of shock they generate. Traditionally, remote electroshock weapons work by firing […]