ARWEN® Ammunition



AR-1
Standard Energy
Impact Baton Round

The plastic baton projectile is accurate at ranges well beyond stone throwing range. In a riotous situation the AR1 provides law enforcement officers with a means of conducting a baton charge without the dangers of close quarter contact. Ringleaders within the crowd can be subjected to a body blow rendering them ineffective.


AR-1RE
Reduced Energy
Impact Baton Round

This round retains all the design characteristics of the AR-1 projectile, but it delivers a reduced energy body blow. This provides a means of subduing individual targets with a baton round at ranges shorter than those previously considered operational. The recommended operational range of AR-1RE overlaps that of AR-1.


AR-2
Multi-Source CS Irritant Round

Rapid and efficient deployment of CS irritant smoke into an area may be achieved using this multi-source round. Airburst and radial ejection of four separate canisters from the projectile ensures that irritant is uniformly deployed and difficult to smother. As each smoke emitting canister is lightweight and hot, they are difficult to pick up or kick back at security forces.


AR-2/P
Multi-Source Practice Round

Primarily this round provides a means of training users in deployment of AR-2 without the use of an active agent. However AR-2/P can have an important operational role. Visually the smoke emission is identical to the active agent therefore a mixture of practice and active agent rounds can be deployed giving an illusion of CS irritant saturation.


AR-3
Frangible CS Irritant
Impact Baton Round

The frangible nose baton round is ideally suited for situations where innocent people are in close proximity to selected individual targets. The combination of a body blow and a localised emission of micronised CS irritant means that individuals can be accurately engaged and quickly rendered ineffective at minimum risk to other people.


AR-3/P
Frangible Practice
Impact Baton Round

This round is used for training ARWEN® operators in deploying the AR-3 without the use of an active agent.


AR-4
Multi-Source Screening Round

This smoke round has similar design characteristics to AR-2 and AR-2/P. On deployment a dense white smoke is rapidly emitted to obscure security force activities from potential targets or third parties. Coloured smoke can also be provided for area identification. Smoke used on its own or in conjunction with AR-2 can create an illusion of high level reaction by security forces.


AR-5
Barricade Penetrating
CS Irritant Round

AR5 provides a means of penetrating barricades with subsequent deployment of non-pyrotechnic micronised CS powder. Car windscreens, double glazed windows and doors can be penetrated, providing the ability to rapidly incapacitate personnel inside.


AR-5/P
Barricade Penetrating
Practice Round

This round is used for training ARWEN® operators in deploying the AR-5 without the use of an active agent.




Technical Data Comparison

AR-1 AR-1RE AR-2 AR-2/P
Muzzle Velocity: 74m/s 50m/s 50m/s 50m/s
Projectile Weight: 80g 80g 120g 120g
Rec. Operational Range
Min:
Max:
20m
100m
1m
30m
50m
60m
50m
60m
Approx. Hit Probability:
(on man size target)
100%@20m
80%100m
100%@1m
80%@30m
Air
Burst
Air
Burst
Area Coverage: - - 78m² 78m²
Active Agent: - - 4x4g active agent
per round.
Approx. 10s
from each canister
4x4g active agent
per round.
Approx. 10s
from each canister

AR-3 AR-3/P AR-4 AR-5 AR-5/P
Muzzle Velocity: 76m/s 76m/s 50m/s 139m/s 139m/s
Projectile Weight: 76g 76g 154g 60g 60g
Rec. Operational Range
Min:
Max:
20m
100m
20m
100m
50m
60m
¹See Below ¹See Below
Approx. Hit Probability:
(on man size target)
100%@20m
80%100m
100%@20m
80%100m
Air
Burst
- -
Area Coverage: 2m² 2m² 78m² 100m² 100m²
Active Agent: 2g 2g 4x4g active agent
per round.
Approx. 10s
from each canister
5g 5g
¹AR-5 penetration ranges (approx):
Glass - Single Pane - 5mm:
Glass - Double Pane - 5mm:
Hollow Core Internal Door:
12mm Plywood:
Toughened Auto Glass (Windshield):
80m
60m
60m
40m
20m
80m
60m
60m
40m
20m