SDI’s Blunt Impact Projectile (BIP) ammunition uses a patented collapsible head and advanced engineering technology to provide superior pain compliance to previous less-lethal projectiles.
The BIP is a 40MM blunt impact kinetic energy round. The patented technology involves an internal energy absorption system, as well as a collapsible nose. This nose “mushrooms” upon impact while absorbing a portion of the kinetic energy and dispersing the inertia (causing less injury). Additionally, by spreading the impact of the nose over a larger surface area, greater pain compliance is achieved as more sensory nerves on the target will be stimulated, thus increasing the pain reception.
Safety is the key component behind the design of the BIP. Both the standard and payload delivery system BIPs have an effective optimal range of 2 meters to 80 meters, though are operational at point blank. Over a longer range, unlike SDI’s BIP, current marketplace ammunition’s accuracy consistently degrades over distance. Many of SDI’s competitors’ projectiles commonly tumble, risking injury to bystanders, unintentional injury to the upper body and risk of injury if an un-cushioned portion of the projectile strikes the target.
The BIP has been designed utilizing ballistic technologies, which allow for consistent in-flight stability throughout an almost flat trajectory. These rounds have repeatedly shown effectiveness and reliability at ranges up to 80 meters on human targets and up to 120 meters for large vehicles (for payload marking purposes).They are also the preeminent ammunition in vehicle window breaching and area denial.