Archive for the 'Military users' Category

GLOBAL – World Non-Lethal Weapons Market (2013–2018) (2013-09-25)

Posted on September 25 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS :MarketResearch.com (of Maryland) publishes a new market research report on “Defense: the Non-Lethal Weapons Market (2013 – 2018)”. The global market is estimated to be $880.5 million in 2013 and is expected to register a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.42% to reach $1,146.2 million by 2018; this reflects the change […]

USA – US Airman grabbed in groin by tasered colleague (2013-09-18)

Posted on September 18 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : This is not a joke (as it was seen in the video) – but an indication of how people targeted by tasers may react violently. In this case it involved voluntary tasering of US air-force personnel. A female US airman suffered great pain. A colleague supports the woman to prevent her […]

MONGOLIA – US Military – Marines lead multinational nonlethal weapons training (2013-08-28)

Posted on August 28 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Senior military leaders from 22 nations, most in the Asia-Pacific region, are gathered in Mongolia this week to learn about nonlethal weapons and how their forces can more effectively use them. The two-day seminar started with demonstrations, including the X26, with Mongolian military participating. Each experienced firsthand how it feels to […]

SOUTH KOREA / US Military – Marines complete Korean Marine Exchange Program 13-10 [including taser exercises] (2013-07-11)

Posted on July 11 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A training programme has just been completed in Korea strengthening the bond between the U.S. Marine Corps and Republic of Korea Marine Corps. The U.S. Marines demonstrated several techniques included practicing nonlethal methods of apprehending and transporting suspects, taser and oleoresin capsicum spray training. Use by Military Police was at the […]

USA / ROMANIA – US Marines Black Sea Rotational Force: Non-Lethal training in full swing [in Romania] (2013-06-27)

Posted on June 27 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Summary / Comments: US Marines stationed in Romania undergo non-lethal; – inclusing use of the taser – training in case a crisis develops in the Balkan region. Marines and sailors were stunned with a Taser and O.C., or pepper, sprayed as part of the training.]] Defense Video and Information Systems (DVIDS), […]

USA – US Army Expands TASER X26 CEW Program (2013-04-30)

Posted on April 30 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A brief report from a TASER press release: The U.S. Army has ordered 500 TASER X26 CEWs.]] Press Release: TASER International Multiple Smart Weapon Orders Announced SCOTTSDALE, AZ–(Marketwired – Apr 30, 2013) – TASER (NASDAQ: TASR) today announced a U.S. military order of its TASER® X26™ Conducted Electrical Weapon (CEW) and […]

USA / MILITARY – ‘Taser! Taser! Taser!’ – 100th SFS (Security Forces Squadron) Defenders experience, master use of ECD (2013-02-14)

Posted on January 24 2013 by admin

[[Summary / Comments: US 100th Security Forces Squadron, based in England, are trained and “volunteer for” taser use against non-compliant subjects. During training, Airmen were connected to a Taser by alligator clips connected to the training cartridge. This allowed Airmen to feel the effect of the electrical device, but without the steel electrodes being shot […]

ISRAEL / PALESTINE / FINLAND – Gaza boat activists tasered (2012-10-21)

Posted on October 21 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Israeli naval forces used stun guns when they boarded a Finnish ship attempting to break the sea blockade of Gaza on Saturday. Israel’s army said its forces took measures to ensure the safety of the passengers and did not use force. It intercepted the ship after all attempts to prevent its entry […]

USA – Did Taser maker do proper study? [two major problems] (2012-05-17)

Posted on May 17 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: This article is most interesting for confirming two elements (1) A review of the Taser by the Department of Defense in 2002 said “Development of the Taser appears to be based on serendipitous findings and trial and error, as opposed to well-defined scientific investigation.” The reviewers gave “a limited but favorable endorsement” […]

USA – SOUTH KOREA: Taser, Taser, Taser! Wolf Pack Defenders – US military police – undergo training (2012-04-13)

Posted on April 13 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: Taser guns have been used worldwide by Air Force security forces members for almost 10 years now. This article describes training including classroom instruction, Taser familiarization, voluntary exposure and scenario-based exercises at the Kunsan Air Force base in South Korea. Whether the trainees were aware of US military instructions to avoid tasering […]

USA – TASER Inc. – Press release: United States Army Fields TASER X26 ECDs: Military Police to Receive the X26 (2012-03-21)

Posted on March 21 2012 by admin

 [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : TASER Inc. reports new sales (3,600 X26s) to the US military “be deployed to military police and allows the enhanced ability to manage escalation of force while conducting military, humanitarian, and stability and support operations” – principally for military policing. “These TASER devices will not only help to protect the lives […]

US / GERMANY – Shocking: 52nd Security Forces Squadron gets Taser training (2011-12-13)

Posted on December 13 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : a single paragraph report confirms that tasers are issued (STANDARD ISSUE?) to US military police on overseas bases on a regular basis. Sounds like a half-day training session to “safely handle and operate all Taser equipment”: All?]] 12/13/2011 – SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Gabriel Kastner, 52nd Security Forces Squadron police […]

USA – The growing menace of domestic drones (2011-12-12)

Posted on December 12 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A long article on how drones are becoming domestic law enforcement tools, following their military.applications. A few mentions of tasers … Trials by US police of “Predator drones”. Police officials are already speaking openly about their desire to weaponize their drones with “nonlethal weapons such as Tasers or a bean-bag gun.”]] Salon.com, […]

USA – Pepper Spray, Tasers, and LRADs — What’s Behind the Explosion of ‘Less Lethal’ Weapons for Crowd Control? (2011-12-05)

Posted on December 5 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A long article … “Media-friendly” weapons – such as Long Rannge Accoustic Devices LRADs) – are being tested for everyday policing and crowd control, and as uprisings around the world spread, the demand for nonlethal weapons is increasing. Tasers are one such weapon, in which the military and policing overlap. Unlike rubber […]

USA – 2010 – policemag.com – 21st Century Riot Control Tools – Anarchists and agitators beware: Heat rays and stink bombs are in your future (2011-11)

Posted on November 30 2011 by admin

 [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : New “toys” to help police controls “riots” (read: demononstrations) include heat rays, sonic disruptors, mass TASERs, malodorants, and other new technologies. Dee the section on the Taser XREP (in bold): TASER’s Shockwave is an area denial device that was inspired by anti-personnel mines. The Shockwave ADS consists of three tiers of […]

EGYPT – Fresh violence erupts in Cairo, hours after Cabinet submits resignation [protesters beaten and shocked with Taser-like devices] (2011-11-21)

Posted on November 21 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS Fresh violence broke out in and around Cairo’s Tahrir Square early Tuesday, in conflicts with the nation’s military-led government. CNN saw captured protesters beaten and shocked with Taser-like devices, whether or not these were TAER Inc. products or generic tasers is not known. (See previous stories under EGYPT; only reference to tasers in […]

INDIA – Kingdom of Sloth – Jittery over Right to Information Act, babus slip into deep freeze [National Securty Guard to receive tasers] (2011-11-12)

Posted on November 12 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: This is a long article covering issues.of which only one paragraph is relevant to tasers:  the National Security Guard responsible for anti-terrorism but also active in the Kashmir, where rioting is frequent.  is to receive new tasers … The paragraph is immediately below, the whole article underneath.]] (New Delhi) India Today, by Dhiraj […]

USA – Are police becoming militarized? [From tasers to machine-guns] (2011-11-09)

Posted on November 9 2011 by admin

  [[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: The taser as a first step towards giving the police machine-guns. “Even compared to the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations and other protests around the country, what’s happening in Oakland shocks the senses. Judging from video and firsthand accounts, the police in that city have been especially brutal in dealing with the protesters… […]

ISRAEL / CANADA – Canadian activist tortured by Israeli forces (2011-11-08)

Posted on November 8 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: Israeli forces used a taser on and bruised a Canadian activist, David Heap, on board a Canadian vessel carrying aid to Gaza. Heap told the Canadian Press that Israeli forces seizing the vessel Tahirr, on Friday, zapped him with a taser during their assault on the vessel.]] Digitial Journal, by Ernest Dempsey London […]

ISREAL – Israel Deports ‘Democracy Now!’ Correspondent Jihan Hafiz; Most Gaza Flotilla Activists Still Detained (2011-11-08)

Posted on November 8 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS : A familiar tale: Israeli Defense Force, using tasers and other lethal and “non-lethal” arms, attack by boat in international waters a “Freedom Waves”   flotilla – this one Canadian and Irish – from delivering relief supplies from the besieged Gaza Strip. A Canadian journalist is tasered. “All of the [Israeli] commandos on […]