New Rectangular Stun Grenade for Special Operators

With its rectangular design, Rheinmetall’s new highly ergonomic stun grenade does not roll away after landing, resulting in the desired effect taking place in the intended target zone By DA Reporter / 28 Jun 2021

Rheinmetall has released a new rectangular stun grenade especially designed for use by military and law enforcement special operators. 

The Spectac non-lethal effector produces a blinding flash and deafening bang when detonated. It has a smartphone-like design, with a locking ring and rocker arm ignitor built into a rectangular housing the size of a mobile phone. 

Weighing approximately 350 grams, at 110 mm long, 63 mm wide and 20 mm thick, this highly ergonomic one-bang stun grenade slips easily into tactical kit of special operators. This compact design means it can be carried discretely.  

Unlike traditional round grenades, the rectangular design of the Spectac means it does not roll away uncontrollably after landing. Its maximum movement radius comes to just 35 cm at most. As a result, the desired effect reliably takes place in the intended target zone.

Waterproof at depths of up to 20 metres, the Spectac is currently available in versions with acoustic pressure levels of 170 and 180 decibels and two delay times, 0.5 and 1.5 seconds. 

Rheinmetall engineers opted for a tried-and-tested bottom top venting (BTV) design. In the event of an inadvertent detonation, the explosive effect blows out of the top and the bottom of the grenade, protecting the user’s throwing hand, and it does not produce dangerous fragments. 

Neither the percussion cap nor the ignition delay mechanism contain lead compounds, and the grenades are compliant with REACH, the European Chemicals Directive. 

Having successfully qualified at the end of 2020, the Spectac is available effective immediately. 

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