SDI introduces new CHIP 40 mm less lethal round

Security Devices International Inc. (“SDI” or the “Company”) announces the release of its ground-breaking 40mm Collapsible Head Impact Projectile (“CHIP”) round, the US-based company said on March 7, 2018.

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SDI's new CHIP 40 mm less lethal ammunition
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The CHIP incorporates the Company’s patented collapsible head technology used in its state-of-the-art 40mm Blunt Impact Projectile (BIP).

The CHIP addresses the less-lethal market both domestically and internationally. The price point of the CHIP allows SDI to compete for international tenders where price is a key driver in the purchasing decision. The CHIP’s modular design and ease of assembly also suits it ideally for licensing of manufacturing and distribution in targeted geographic regions.

The Company has conducted third-party testing according to newly-released NATO AEP-99 Thorax Injury Risk Assessment of Less-Lethal Projectiles. The CHIP proved safe at all ranges from 0 to 80 meters.

“This testing confirms once again that the patented collapsible head technology allows for delivering a significantly greater kinetic energy in a way that is both safe and cost-effective,” said Paul Jensen, President & COO of SDI, adding that, “we think it is a real game-changer in the highly competitive market for less-lethal munitions increasingly demanded by law enforcement and corrections around the globe.”