RTECH-NO is a Russian technology company that is bringing to market a less-lethal device that consists of an electronic charge fed from a removable magazine. The device is called a “GARD” and it essentially appears to be a Russian take on the Taser, but with multiple “shots” instead of the Taser’s two cartridges. It also incorporates a laser into the frame of the device, instead of the Taser’s outside attachment. The battery power is from a battery compartment in the pistol grip. Otherwise it appears to operate identically to the Taser with electrodes being shot out along a pair of wires into a target, with the ability to electrocute a target up to five times. It also has a manual safety on the frame.
From a source about the company-
Less lethal weapon, Russian Guard helps control remotely personal. The law enforcement system was developed by the Russian firm Rtech-No. It is compact and weighs less than600 g. notable point, the weapon can shoot five times before being charged, the charger10 modules incorporating two of which are ejected at each firing. Reloading is done by changing the charger as a conventional gun.
The ammunition CDC door 1 to 3 m against 10 m for the CDC 2. The weapon has a mechanical sighting system and a laser pointer. Finally, the gun can also be used in contact with the two electrodes placed at the front. A specific harness is expected very soon.
The English website appears to be poorly written and offers very little information by way of specifications. I assume this is because the primary audience is Russian because the Russian version of the site is very advanced and informative. For now it appears that the product is being aimed at Law Enforcement officials before civilian uses.
Specifications from the website, translated into English-
|Cycle operation on a single charge
no less than 150
|The effective pulse duration
|Peak-load voltage / load in
50 kV / 1300 In
|The width in the handle
|Pulse repetition rate
-10 / + 50 ? C
|Average time of neutralization
|Number of shots
|Number of CTE
11.1 LiPO, 500 mAh
|The electrical power in accordance with GOST P50940-96
|To deliver an electrical discharge at a distance is used