Variable Kinetic System (VKS) Non-Lethal Launcher and U.S. Coast Guard Pepperball Launcher Systems
The Variable Kinetic System (VKS) is a compressed-air powered launcher designed to fire non-lethal projectiles which has the unique capability of allowing the user to adjust the speed of the launcher from 285 fps up to 425 fps, producing between 12 - 28 joules of kinetic force. The system's VXR-shaped projectiles include training/blunt impact rounds, marking rounds, glass breakers, oleoresin capsicum/PAVA powder and CS powder rounds.
The VKS is designed to deny access into/out of an area to individuals, to move individuals through an area, and suppress individuals. The system has the ability to support multiple missions including:
* Force protection
* Detainee operations
* Crowd control
* Defensive and offensive operations
* Break auto and building glass for tactical access
Accessories available include 10- and 15-round magazines, a 100-round drum magazine, and a maintenance kit allowing full cleaning and maintenance. The system is available in black, orange, yellow and green.
U.S. Coast Guard Pepperball Launcher
The USCG Pepperball Launcher expands the Coast Guard’s vessel-to-vessel, highspeed pursuit capabilities. It is an oleoresin capsaicin powder-filled pepperball round and gun system that gives Coast Guard boarding parties the greatest ability to compel compliance from noncompliant vessels without deadly force.