The Army recently awarded a $650,000 contract to purchase a new non-lethal weapon that launches paintball-like projectiles that irritate and deter potential aggressors.
The Variable Kinetic System (VKS), made by PepperBall Technologies was purchased for troops in Afghanistan, according to a company release.
The weapon has the same controls and ergonomics of the M4/M16 weapons system, so muscle memory training is the same for soldiers who carry those weapons, which is practically everyone in the Army.
- Kinetic impact is adjustable to between 10-28 Joules
- With VXR™ projectiles, has effective accurate distance of 120 – 150 feet
- Same look, feel and fire control system as an AR-15/M-4 carbine
- Feeds 20+ PPS (Projectiles Per Second)
- Hopper capacity of 180 rounds
- Magazine capacity of either 10 or 15 rounds
- Dual air source. HPA butt-stock 13ci tank or remote airline to tank of your choice
PepperBall VKS Webpage