[SOFIC 2018] Caseless Telescoping Non-Lethal Ammunition

by Pete

Accurate-Mag, a division of Of BML Tool in Monroe, Connecticut announced at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) that their caseless telescoping Non-Lethal ammunition completed government testing. Tested on both pistol and rifle platforms, the ammunition can be adjusted to three different power levels depending on the target range. The Caseless Telescoping Non-Lethal System (CTNLS) held 92% accuracy from 10-50 yards with a red dot equipped pistol and 76% accuracy from 40-80 yards using a 1-6X optic equipped M4 carbine.

A review of the power point slides provided by Accurate-Mag shows the telescoping ammunition with a small primer and powder charge that is actuated by an electrical charge. The system includes a rotating power ring that allows the shooter to adjust between three power settings: low medium or high. Additional information can be found below.

[SOFIC 2018] Caseless Telescoping Non-Lethal Ammunition

BML Tool & Manufacturing successfully completes a US Government test


The US military conducted live fire assessment of Caseless Telescoping Non-Lethal System made by BML Tool & manufacturing. The CTNLS fires one projectile that can have different muzzle velocity as wanted by the operator. The round provides effective non-lethal point fires at greater distances than the existing systems. The CTNLS is ether a handheld pistol or as an attachment to a M4 via the Picatinny rail. It is light weight at less than 2 pounds.

The testing was done on a military live fire range. The marked firing points were from 10 meters to the target dummy to 100 meters. The system has a rotating power setting ring that varies the velocity of the munition: low, medium or high depending on the range needed. The pistol had a red dot sight while the carbine has 1 X 6 power optic. The accuracy from 10 to 50 meters was 92% when using the pistol. When using the M4 carbine accuracy was 76% from 40 to 80 meters. There were issues with wind drift at the longer distances.

The tests proved that the CTNLS can engage with a single type of non-lethal ammunition accurately from 10 to 100 meters.

Contact information: Vincent Battaglia vinb@bmltool.com

R&D Challenge Puts Battelle Military Scientists and Engineers to Work on Special Operators’ Challenges

TAMPA, Fla. (May 16, 2018)—Special operators faced with a vexing technological problem can bring that challenge to Battelle researchers attending SOFIC, who will apply their brainpower—and Battelle’s funds—to solve the problem.

The first-ever Battelle R&D Challenge will result in two different projects being provided approximately two man-months of effort by Battelle technical staff. Post-SOFIC, Battelle technical staff will continue to work with the operators, providing updates and making necessary adjustments as the technology matures into a useful solution.

“We want to hear directly from operators in the field on very specific problems they are facing and apply our expertise in ways we can solve it,” said Battelle Chief Scientist Mike Kuhlman. “Whether it’s comms, electronics, cyber or tactical gear, we’ve got years of experience developing technology to provide solutions rapidly.”

Battelle’s track record of developing need-to-have technology will be on display at the conference May 22-24 at the Tampa Bay Convention Center. Battelle’s armored non-standard commercial vehicle will be parked outside and available to select people for a test-drive. These vehicles have a reputation for being the toughest in the business, equipped to endure rigorous missions in rough terrain while providing protection to the operators.

Other technologies on display will include:

  • HeatCoat™, a carbon nanotube-based Ice Protection System for aircraft.
  • Caseless Telescoping Non-Lethal System, which is a point-accurate munition and launcher system developed by Battelle and licensed to Battaglia Engineering.
  • Electronic Warfare and C4ISR including a communications technology suite.

About Battelle
Every day, the people of Battelle apply science and technology to solving what matters most. At major technology centers and national laboratories around the world, Battelle conducts research and development, designs and manufactures products, and delivers critical services for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio since its founding in 1929, Battelle serves the national security, health and life sciences, and energy and environmental industries. For more information, visit www.battelle.org.


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  • RUKdnMe RUKdnMe on May 29, 2018

    Ha Ha !!! Hold my beer, watch me sting that rhino's butt...

  • Repoman3737 Repoman3737 on Jun 01, 2018

    Using non/less lethal small caliber as an attitude improver is equal to poking a bear with a stick. unless these are for force on force training like someone else asked. If they are to stop someone from being bad I don't think these will be very effective.