Fill this gap in armament tanks and armored vehicles should non-lethal ammunition type M-98, tests of which were carried out in the spring of this year. According to the test results, the ammunition received quite high marks and a decision was made to put it into mass production. Now he will enter the standard armament of tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, etc. The first 1899 M-98 units have already arrived at the US Army warehouse in Indiana and are available for use by US forces.
It is intended to use a new ammunition in case of need to immediately stop the unrest of the civilian unarmed population or to prevent civilian vehicles that refuse to respond to other signals. M-98 does not cause serious harm to people and allows you to work with minimal risk of killing civilians and soldiers.
Lightweight plastic launchers for shooting M-98 can be installed on almost any vehicle
Ammunition of the M-98 type is an 66-mm grenade, which is fired from standard LVOSS-class grenade launchers designed for shooting camouflage smoke grenades. Such grenade launchers are mounted on the hulls of armored vehicles and tank turrets. The grenade has a range of up to 150 meters and includes three submunitions that explode to create a huge flash and a loud sound. M-98 weighs 730 g and is made of cardboard and nylon - in order to minimize the possible risk of lethal fragments. A new grenade is fired at a speed of 160 m / s and, after 4,5 seconds, explodes, creating a sonic impact with 170 dB and a flash, which stun and disorient people within 10-15 meters. The cost of one grenade is about 200 dollars.