Non-lethal flash-bang munitions: current state and trends of development

  • 1 Institute of Metal Science, Equipment and Technologies with Hydro- and Aerodynamic Centre ”Acad. Angel Balevski” at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IMSETHAC-BAS), Sofia, Bulgaria


Flash-bang munitions are an integral part of the special forces’ arsenal and are often used by police and military units. Along with the development of more ‘conventional’ constructions, some innovative solutions have appeared lately, allowing significant improvement of the munitions characteristics. The aim of the present work is, presenting in sum a part of results of an extensive study of existing non-lethal means, to outline the trends in the future development of the flash-bang ammunition and systems for their delivery.



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