The 12-Gauge Munitions are designed to deny access into/out of an area to individuals, move individuals through an area, and suppress individuals. This technology has the potential to support multiple missions including:
- Force protection
- Crowd control
These munitions are shotgun rounds that are designed to deliver blunt trauma effects to individuals. Multiple Services currently employ these rounds. Different types of 12-gauge munitions are available such as stingball rounds, fin stabilized rounds, and warning munitions. Warning munitions are fired and cause a "flash-bang" effect at extended ranges..