The Telegraph are reporting today that the British police are getting ready to field test a new weapon to control future riots. The weapon called the SMU100 was originally designed by an ex Royal Marine Commando to help shipping companies against the threat of piracy, is being built by British-based Photonic Security Systems (page 2)
It is our belief shipping companies and captains will, for the foreseeable future, transit troubled waters with security teams onboard. PhotonicSecurity Systems have developed the SMU100 on these grounds. At 500m it can project a 4m wide beam onto your inbound threat, making your vessel too painful to look at, or approach.
- A vital addition to BMP4
- Helps to eliminate the use of ﬁre arms onboard
- The system has no port restrictions
- Efﬁciently protects life and assets, with no escalation of violence
- Adjustable beam width allows to efﬁciently paint the target, even at close range
- Built for purpose with every area of industry in mind
It is understood that The Home Office are looking at a few devices that will better help the police as they face more and more unrest in the future, like the UK riots back in August which are predicted to happen again as warned by an independent panel.
The SMU100 has the appearance of a rifle and is shoulder mounted. It has a range of up to 500m that can incapacitate targets by temporarily blinding them with a wall of light up to three metres squared, giving the police time to move in and restrain them. The cost of the SMU100 is reported as being £25,000.