The NICO BTV-1 Flash Bang Grenade is 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
- Assist in clearing spaces
- Crowd control
- Entry control points
The NICO BTV-1 Flash Bang Grenade is a hand thrown interim replacement for the MK-141 Flash Bang Grenade based on an urgent needs statement. Improvements prevent serious injury to personnel in the event of premature detonation of the grenade, provide 3-5 seconds of flash blindness, a lower pressure to reduce blast injury risk, and hand-safe capability with metal body and top and bottom venting. Multiple Services currently employ this device.