Rostec to produce a non-lethal weapon for security services

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23 January 2019 – Ruselectronics Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) will develop a new type of non-lethal weapons that can be used by law-enforcement agencies for covert operations and counter-terrorism efforts. The system is being created on the basis of the visual and optical jammer 5P-42 Filin. The prototype will be presented in 2019.

Due to high-intensity optical radiation, the new weapon will be able to dazzle enemies, in order to have time for their neutralisation. The range of weapon operation is up to 700 meters, the width of impact sector is 10-15 degrees.

“During covert operations, an opportunity to ‘blind’ an enemy gives a considerable tactical advantage. It deprives criminals of an opportunity to provide accurate fire or keep track of combat groups transfer. This non-lethal weapon is based on a well-proven technology used on naval surface ships. This device may be adopted by special, military and security forces,” said Sergey Abramov, Industrial Director of the Сluster for Conventional Weapons, Ammunition and Special Chemistry of Rostec State Corporation.

The device can be used by law-enforcement agencies and special forces for covert operations focused on neutralisation of criminals and for counter-terrorism efforts. The prototype of this new non-lethal weapon generating high-power visual and optical interference will be tested in 2019.

The system is being created on the basis of the visual and optical jammer 5P-42 Filin. This jammer is used on naval surface ships for suppression of visual and electro-optical channels used for surveillance and aiming of small and short-range weapons at the distance of up to 5,000 meters.



Rostec Corporation is a Russian corporation that was established in 2007 to facilitate the development, production and export of high-tech industrial products designed for civilian and military applications. The Corporation comprises over 700 organisations that are currently part of eleven holding companies operating in the military-industrial complex and three holding companies working in civilian industry, as well as over 80 directly managed organisations. Rostec’s portfolio includes well-known brands such as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, Concern Kalashnikov, Russian Helicopters, UralVagonZavod, etc. Rostec companies are located in 60 constituent entities of the Russian Federation and supply products to the markets of more than 100 countries. In 2017 the consolidated revenue of Rostec reached 1 trillion 589 billion rubles, while the consolidated net income and EBITDA amounted to 121 and 305 billion rubles respectively. In 2017 the average salary in the Corporation was 46,800 rubles. According to Rostec’s strategy, the main objective of the Corporation is to ensure that Russia has a technological advantage in highly competitive global markets. Rostec’s key objectives include the introduction of a new techno-economic paradigm and digitalisation of the Russian economy.