Security With Advanced Technology, a provider of security products and services, has announced that initial demo units of its new SWAT-C8 less-lethal pistols are in evaluation by the South African Police Service in combination with SWAT’s new more potent proprietary PAVA projectiles.
The SWAT-C8 launcher is a pistol-sized less-lethal device that shoots up to eight .68 caliber PAVA filled projectiles at 400 feet per second. The SWAT-C8’s proprietary PAVA filled projectiles are less-lethal and utilize a multiple deterrent system. The suspect, if hit with the PAVA projectile, will experience three different deterrents; a loud bang when the SWAT-C8 is fired, pain from the impact causing a welt and bruising, and a strong chemical reaction causing a suspect’s breathing and vision to be temporarily impaired.
Scott Sutton, president of Security With Advanced Technology (SWAT), said: This is an international opportunity with great potential for our growing less-lethal product line. South Africa is among the growing list of markets that are showing a significant interest in our less-lethal products. With their multi phase deterrent and range, our new launchers and proprietary projectiles are a tough system to beat, and one that we believe can lead this market opportunity.