Archive for the 'TASER Grenade Launcher' Category

AFGHANISTAN – In the trenches: Pentagon testing “Taser grenades” (2011-03-11)

Posted on March 11 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: “The Pentagon recently placed an order for a test batch of “Taser grenades,” a long-range electroshock projectile; the grenades, designed by Taser International under a $2.5 million contract, are a forty-millimeter Human Electro-Muscular Incapacitation (HEMI) projectile that is intended to stick to a target and deliver a series of intense electric shocks, […]

AFGHANISTAN – 2-star supports more use of nonlethal weapons (2011-02-02)

Posted on February 2 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Marine commander says “nonlethal weapons could prevent civilian casualties and give Marines and soldiers the ability to better confront situations in which it isn’t clear whether lethal force is necessary”. Fine, BUT the experience is consistent: tasers escalate violence in crowd-control situations and are NOT an alternative to “lethal  force”. Particularly worrying: […]

USA (military) – DoD and Taser’s New Grenade Launcher Round Delivers Incapacitating Shock From 200 Feet (2009-02-11)

Posted on February 11 2009 by admin

New Scientist, by Clay Dillow … What’s better than packaging an incapacitating, “less-lethal” electric shock device in a shotgun shell so it can be fired from a conventional firearm? If you answered a bigger, longer-range electric shock device that can be fired from a 40-millimeter grenade launcher, then you and the Pentagon share similar sensibilities. […]