Kentucky State Police Deploys 900 TASER X2 Smart Weapons

TASER International has received an order for a total of 900 TASER® X2™ Smart Weapons to outfit the Kentucky State Police.

The order is an upgrade of older TASER weapons to the new X2 Smart Weapon using the new TASER 60 annual payment plan that provides warranties and on-site spare equipment for these devices throughout the five-year period.

Rick Smith, co-founder and CEO of TASER
Rick Smith, co-founder and CEO of TASERThe order for 900 units was received and shipped in the third quarter of 2016.

The order for 900 units was received and shipped in the third quarter of 2016.

“We believe the Kentucky State Patrol is making 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.

“Using our TASER 60 plan provides a new, cleaner alternative for allowing Smart Weapons to be a budgetary line item providing better financial visibility. It also fulfills 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.

(What are TASER Smart Weapons? How they work and differ from TASER conducted electrical weapons. Courtesy of TASER International and YouTube)

The TASER Assurance Plan:

The TASER 60 is a new 5-year annual payment plan that integrates warranty coverage for an agency’s current TASER Smart Weapons, as well as on-site spares so officers experience zero downtime. The yearly payment plan allows for reliable budget line items during a 5-year period and are available with various coverage:


  • For $22 (X26P) or $26 (X2) a month, agencies receive one Smart Weapon under warranty, one battery, on-site spares (provided with the purchase of 30 or more devices), a holster, and two training cartridges.


  • For $31 (X26P) or $36 (X2) a month, you’ll receive the above items, plus an additional battery and 18 more cartridges (for a total for 10 training cartridges and 10 duty cartridges).

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