Defense technology company Security Devices International Inc (TSX-V:SDZ, OTCQB:SDEV) is poised to benefit from its new US patent for an invention that improves the high-low pressure system in its 40-millimeter M212 shell casings now being used by the military and law enforcement in situations that don't require lethal force.
The Wakefield, Massachusetts-based company specializes in the development, manufacture and sale of 40mm less-lethal ammunition.
The patent will be awarded by the US Patent and Trademark office to Security Devices International, as well as manufacturing company Micron Products, a fully-owned subsidiary of Micron Solutions. Under an exclusive multi-year supply agreement between Security Devices and Micron, the patent rights and obligations for the invention are shared equally.
Micron has been making 40mm casings for Security Devices International, a specialist in less-lethal weapons, with its patented pressure system, which bolsters the accuracy and velocity of projectiles using the 40mm casing.
The company offers a blunt impact projectile 40mm line of products that use pain compliance to control a target; and a line of 12-gauge, less-lethal projectiles and irritants. Clients include the military, correctional services and police agencies. Military organizations around the world have begun using less-lethal weapons for domestic crowd control, as well as in the assistance and support of developing nation states.
Less-lethal weapons minimize the risk of the loss of life and serious injury.
“SDI was the first company in the industry to adopt the improved system and the results are impressive,” noted Salvatore Emma, president of Micron Products, in a statement. “We are delighted to be the exclusive manufacturer to SDI and we are currently working with them to develop new and innovative products for their markets."