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Tests for new chemical guns in late stages

Claire Carter
London Telegraph [1]
May 10, 2013

The Home Office is testing a new form of chemical gun, which could be used to control rioters and can be fired from more than 100 feet away.

Tests of the Discriminating Irritant Projectile (DIP) – a form of gun that will fire an irritant substance like CS gas or pepper spray – are believed to be in the late stages.

The gun has a far greater range than a Taser, which can be fired from 21 feet.

It was put forward for testing along with ideas to use skunk oil pellets and anti-laser technology by Government scientists as a method for controlling future protesters in the wake of the 2011 riots, which took place across the country.

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