TASER International has received an order for a total of 400 TASER® X2™ Smart Weapons for the Massachusetts State Police and a total of 369 X2s for the California Highway Patrol.
Both of these orders were received and are expected to ship in the fourth quarter of 2016.
“We believe these key state police agencies have made an important move toward a world where every officer has the best technology and training to minimize the chances of a deadly encounter,” says Rick Smith, CEO and co-founder of TASER International.
“These actions continue to fulfill our mission to make a TASER CEW available to every officer, so they have the best options available to avoid injury or death,” concluded Smith.
A dependable piece of law enforcement technology, the TASER X2 incorporates agencies’ most requested features such as a backup shot, dual lasers, and a warning arc to ensure accuracy and effectiveness.
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A backup shot removes any need to manually reload and improves safety and performance in the case of a missed shot or clothing disconnect.
Dual lasers eliminate any aiming guesswork and enhance accuracy by allowing the user to see exactly where the top and bottom probes will enter a target.
The warning arc increases voluntary surrenders and helps stop conflicts from escalating. It issues an audible warning directly over the front of live cartridges.
“All of our initial field uses of the X2 resulted in voluntary surrenders upon display of the warning arc… This was dramatically different that our previous experience with the X26.”
— Kevin Sailor, Westminster Police Department
Cross-connect improves overall effectiveness by increasing the amount of electricity delivered throughout the muscle mass, resulting in a greater level of incapacitation without supplying an additional charge current.
The static-resistant TASER smart cartridge is more accurate and durable than a standard cartridge, which increases reliability and lowers the risk of accidental discharge.
THE FUTURE IS NOW
Much like the shift from the revolver to the semi-automatic, the days of the single-shot electrical weapon will soon be a thing of the past.
And with dual lasers, cross-connect, and a more accurate smart cartridge, the future of less-lethal technology has arrived in the form of the TASER X2.
TASER International makes communities safer with innovative public safety technologies. Founded in 1993, TASER first transformed law enforcement with its electrical weapons.
TASER continues to define smarter policing with its Axon brand which includes a growing suite of connected products and services from body cameras and digital evidence management tools to mobile apps.
More than 175,000 lives and countless dollars have been saved with TASER’s products and services.