Precise Electromechanics Factory Republican Production Unitary Enterprise (RPUE) Presented a Special Non-Lethal Protective Device at the MILEX-2021
Precise Electromechanics Factory Republican Production Unitary Enterprise (RPUE) successfully tested an experimental model of the product related to special ammunition of non-lethal action at short distances.
The enterprise’s development has aroused a great interest among specialists. It is intended to transform Makarov gun filled with 9 x 18 mm live ammunition into non-lethal weapons and eliminates the need for bearing a separate lethal gun. The special protective device is a plastic attachment, fitted to the bolt carrier of the gun, with a detachable metal submunition.
When fired with live ammunition, the bullet enters the metal submunition, tears it off the plastic attachment and flies towards the target. The impact of the bullet on the submunition, due to its reduced knock-down power, corresponds to that of typical non-lethal weapons.
In case of remaining threat to the shooter after the use of special ammunition, live ammunition can be used immediately.
bullet calibre, mm – 9
diameter of submunition, mm – 30
firing range, m – 9
firing velocity, m/s – 70
muzzle energy, J – 138
knock-down power, J/cm2 – 43,1
plastic attachment mass, not more than, g – 70
submunition mass, not more than, g – 60
minimum firing range, m – 3
ready to fire time, s – 2.
The product can be adapted to other types of close combat weapons (guns).