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BIP: 40mm Less-Lethal Ammunition
The SDI AdvantageSecurity Devices International (SDI) is a defense technology company specializing in the development, manufacturing & sale of innovative, next generation less-lethal ammunition. SDI’s competitive advantage of the BIP over other 40mm less-lethal weapon technology is that it can be used over both short as well as long distances with a greater level of safety, accuracy, and reliability than competing products.
Most of the 40mm less lethal weapon technologies on the market today have a range of 20 meters to 50 meters. Over a close range, this ammunition can cause injury to the target, due to the force of the impact. Over a longer range, the ammunition’s accuracy degrades and the projectile can tumble, risking injury to bystanders, possible injury to the upper body, and risk of injury if an un-cushioned portion of the projectile strikes the target.
The BIP has an effective operational range of 2 meters to 80 meters. The cushioning mechanism built into the BIP allows it to be used in close range situations, while the aerodynamic characteristics of the BIP allow it to be used with greater accuracy over longer distances.
Although some of SDI’s competitors have various payloads, ranging from marking to OC (Oleoresin Capsicum) rounds, no other company in the less-lethal marketplace has a malodorant payload. Unique from any round in this space, SDI’s malodorant payload round contains a highly noxious medium that delivers a terrible odor. Upon impact, the pungent liquid is dispersed in a concentrated area on or around the target. This scent can be used for identification purposes and acts as a deterrent to disperse crowds.Read More