Photo: Defense Technology/Safariland

Photo: Defense Technology/Safariland

Defense Technology, a brand of The Safariland Group, has announced the release of its 40mm Blunt Impact Projectile (BIP) Collapsible Gel Rounds. Incorporating patented technologies, the BIP round is designed to be highly effective in law enforcement situations that require greater accuracy and delivered energy. This BIP round provides additional less lethal force options for law enforcement and military operators. The 40mm BIP Collapsible Gel Round will be on display at the 2017 International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference (IACP), in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 21-24, booth #1515.

The newest addition to existing "point-of-aim, point-of-impact" Defense Technology less lethal solutions, the 40mm BIP Collapsible Gel Rounds' collapsible gel nose technology enables the projectile to engage the target with higher kinetic energy across the operational range, while remaining less lethal at the minimum engagement range, according to the company.

"The round combines the proven Defense Technology smokeless powder propulsion system with the patented collapsible gel projectile designed and developed by Security Devices International, Inc. (SDI)," said John Kapeles, category director of Defense Technology. "The result is a less lethal impact munition that delivers maximum energy with extremely consistent velocities."

The projectile incorporates a rifling collar which engages the barrel rifling in the 40mm launcher for spin stabilization. The 40mm BIP projectiles have payload options of OC, CS, Inert Powder, Marking Liquid or Marking Powder. The colored marking liquid or powder identifies targets for apprehension with a temporary mark and remains on skin and clothing up to 24 hours.

"Because many law enforcement scenarios are requiring impact munitions with greater delivered energy at close range, we are confident that more agencies will adopt the 40mm BIP round," said Kapeles.

Available for order now, the 40mm BIP Collapsible Gel Rounds retail for $30.50 to $31.50. The Defense Technology 40mm BIP Collapsible Gel Rounds will be on display at The Safariland Group IACP booth, #1515, October 22 through 24. For more information, visit www.defense-technology.com.

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