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JAN 2015

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PhaZZer Enforcer What it does PhaZZer Electronics Inc.'s Conducted Energy Weapon immobilizes targets by fir- ing two dart projectiles and delivering a safe but effective combination of voltage and amperage at 19-22 pulses per second. From the company The PhaZZer Enforcer was initially released in April 2010, but relaunched with several upgrades in June 2014. "The unit requires no registration as it has been clas- sified by the ATF to be a 'Non-Firearm' due to the Nitrogen Propulsion Deployment System. There are no codes for activation and thus the unit is immediately opera- tional upon receipt." New report forecasts the future of non-lethal Recent Non-Lethal Weapons Market (2013 - 2018) research predicts the non-lethal weapons industry will double by 2020. The Non-Lethal Weapons Market (2013 - 2018) research report presents a complete analysis of the global non-lethal weapons market across the forecast period. It analyzes the factors driving the market, the challenges faced by the industry, and the factors restraining the growth of the market. It also discusses the key industry trends, market trends, and technology trends that are about to influence the global market. The non-lethal weapons industry is highly competitive with a host of industry participants vying for contracts, and austerity in most Western countries is expected to increase competition. High growth sectors in the global market include the U.S., fol- lowed by Russia. Europe is expected to spend around $1,921.9 million, North America is expected to spend around $1,238.8 million, and Asia $1,146.1 million on these weapons across the forecast period. Crowd dispersal non-lethal weapons segment is expected to have the highest demand in this market. Budget cuts in most of the Western countries are anticipated to have minimal impact on the market. The U.S. is expected to procure these weapons, worth around $1,186.5 million, across the forecast period. The industry is fragmented and most of the tier-1 players are from U.S. and Europe. Increase in joint development and pro- duction and public-private partnerships are anticipated. Companies active in non-lethal weapons market and profiled in this research include BAE Systems PLC, Boeing, Brugger & Thomet Ag, Condor Non-Lethal Technologies, Drs Technologies Inc.; Fiocchi, General Dynamics Corp.; Intelligent Optical Systems Inc.; Lamperd Less Lethal Inc.; Metal Storm Ltd, Moog Inc.; Nonlethal Technologies Inc.; Qinetiq Group PLC; Raytheon; Taser International Inc. and Textron Systems. Outcry from social networks and new media forces govern- ments to invest billions in less lethal weapons, says The Non- Lethal Weapons (NLW): Industry, Technologies & Global Market - 2014-2020 research report. Over the next ten years, the Non- Lethal Weapons (NLW) market is forecasted to emerge as a key domain for asymmetric warfare, law enforcement and technology providers. Following lessons learned in Ukraine, Syria, Egypt, Israel, China and Afghanistan, governments worldwide have undoubtedly understood the urgent need for non-lethal weapons. Read the full report at www.reportsnreports.com/ market-research/government/. Frank Borelli, Cygnus Law Enforcement Group's editorial director "My agency issues Tasers, OC spray and ASP friction lock batons—all of which are less lethal. While the baton can be a lethal force option, I've never deployed it that way." What does Borelli look for in a less-lethal option? "As close to 100 percent incapacitation with limited risk of permanent injury is preferred. Ease of deployment, mini- mal on-going training requirements… you know… keep it simple, fast and effective. Oh, yeah—my chief likes for them to not cost a ton." Borelli believes the new PhaZZer will "give Taser a run for their money." "PhaZZER fires OC "pepperball" munitions, rubber bullets, etc. The versatility of the tool will, in my opinion, add to the attractiveness of it." ■ r E n f o r c e r d o e s January 2015 Law Enforcement Technology 7

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