PepperBall Completes Delivery of Non-Lethal Projectiles, Launchers to USCG
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — PepperBall, a division of United Tactical Systems LLC Inc., announced in a Jan. 18 release that it has completed and delivered an order for the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) for Non-Lethal .68 Launchers, PepperBall LIVE X projectiles and support equipment pursuant to a sole-source contract received in September.
The PepperBall launchers and projectiles successfully completed a USCG Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) in the past year. This OT&E was supported by testing at the U.S. Air Force Human Effects Center of Excellence which approved and certified the PepperBall products as safe for fielding.
The Coast Guard request for quote stated: “The USCG shall be prepared, equipped, and trained to stop non-compliant vessels. PepperBall is one of the safest and most effective methods to compel compliance as proven during an OT&E using this specific resource.”
PepperBall completed delivery of this contract from its manufacturing facilities located in Lake Forest and Fort Wayne, Ind. PepperBall also will provide certified operational and armorers training under the contract.
“We are extremely pleased with the confidence and trust the U.S. Coast Guard continues to place in our PepperBall Non-Lethal Launchers and LIVE X projectiles,” said David Luxton, PepperBall chairman of the board. “Our PepperBall systems are used by police, military and security forces around the world every day to bring dangerous incidents to a safe conclusion.”
The PepperBall system originated in a 1996 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program. PepperBall projectiles are precision-manufactured with a proprietary outer shell and live active irritant compound engineered to burst on impact into a temporarily incapacitating cloud with no harmful after-effects. PepperBall products are in use with thousands of agencies across the United States and around the world, and offer a true non-lethal alternative with an unsurpassed safety record over thousands of incidents spanning 20 years.