Percussive weapons

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Independent Technology Assessment: The Objective Individual Combat Weapon Non-Lethal Munition
Penn State Applied Research Lab contract with Marine Corps, October 2002. The OICW Non-Lethal Munition, also called the Airburst Non-Lethal Munition, designed to explode over the head of an entrenched enemy, probably to deliver a chemical payload, not dissimilar to the US use of white phosphorus (WP) in Iraq.
Multi-Functional Grenade Modeling and Simulation
US National Institute of Justice (DOJ Contract, July 2004. Contract for computer simulation of the multi-sensory grenade (MSG), also known as the Clear-a-Space Device. Although a Justice Department contract, it is funded by the Pentagon. It will have a malodorant knock out gas payload and a flash-bang.
20 Years on the Fight Continues… and Plastic Bullets Remain
Opinion, Ireland Click, 30 September 2004. The United Campaign Against Plastic Bullets twenty years old this month cannot be bettered. It aims to ban the use of lethal weapons as so-called ‘crowd-control mechanisms’. The frightening facts about plastic bullets.
Revealed: police's new supergun will blast rioters off their feet
By Severin Carrell, The Independent, 9 October 2005. New generation of weapons for crowd control. One is the “vortex gun” for use in riots, which fires a powerful, doughnut-shaped pulse of air at supersonic speed. Experts say the weapon could deliver gas or chemicals to disperse mobs.
Israel used new weapon prototype in Gaza Strip
By Meron Rapoport, Haaretz, 11 October 2006. An experimental weapon used in the Gaza Strip in recent months, causing especially serious physical injuries, such as amputated limbs and severe burns. The weapon is similar to one developed by the U.S. military, known as DIME, which causes a powerful and lethal blast, but only within a relatively small radius.