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40MM NON-LETHAL ROUND

The non-lethal 40mm cartridge provides friendly forces with the capability to stop, confuse, disorient, or momentarily deter a potential threat without using deadly force. Military forces use this non-lethal cartridge to apply the minimum force necessary while performing missions of crowd control and site and area security of key facilities throughout the world. The non-lethal 40mm cartridge is intended to be a direct fire, low hazard, non-shrapnel-producing device which will produce less than lethal trauma upon impact. The 40mm cartridge will give field commanders and soldiers an effective, less-than-lethal capability which will increase their flexibility in the application of force and will increase their effectiveness during military operations in war, Support Operations, and Stability Operations. The congressionally-mandated Soldier Enhancement Program (SEP), whose purpose is to enhance survivability items used by the U.S. Army soldier, is the initiative to provide this capability.


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