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Ammunition that delivers a big electric shock without the need for connecting wires is being developed by the international security company, The Harrington Group.
Details are sketchy but parent company the MDM Group in Santa Clara recently filed international patents for a “piezoelectric incapacitation projectile” which are more telling.
Many existing stun guns shoot a tethered dart at the human or animal target and then pump high voltage shocks down the wires. But MDM’s system, called Shockrounds, is wire-free. Instead, the rubber bullet has copper electrodes on the surface, connected to a filling of ceramic piezoelectric material.
When the bullet hits the target, the piezo filling is violently compressed and releases a shock pulse of at least 25,000 volts through the electrodes. This penetrates clothing and instantly stuns the target. The effect is enhanced by also filling the bullet with conductive gel that splatters and spreads on impact.
The lack of wires may help increase the range of such weapons and the company believes adding a shock to conventional “less-lethal” ammunition will increase its ability to incapacitate targets without permanently harming them. The patent also suggests the ammunition could be used to fry computer or electronic equipment.
Originally posted by longbow
The end of the lethal handguns???