It’s not often that a army advertises a weapon on what it doesn’t do, but on the Africa Aerospace and Defence exposition in Pretoria, South Africa, that’s just what Chinese arms producer Poly Technologies did. The “Shoulder-Released Rocket with Small Collateral Harm” is a weapon built to give troops many of the utility of a wall-piercing explosion, by using a whole lot a lot less on the accidental casualty draw back.
AS ADVERTISED, THE WEAPON CREATES OPENINGS FOR TROOPS TO STROLL BY WAY OF IN DOORS, PARTITIONS, BUNKERS, ALONG WITH OTHER STURDY POSITIONS, THOUGH THE BLAST WAVE FROM YOUR ROCKET IS LIMITED TO 23 TOES, RESTRICTING THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO FIND THEMSELVES POORLY HURT ONCE THE WEAPON IS FIRED. IT’S AN ENHANCEMENT OVER THE DZJ08 DESIGN, THAT'S A SIMILAR SHOULDER-MOUNTED ROCKET LAUNCHER, DESIGNED FORFIGHTING IN TOWNS, THAT LACKS THE COLLATERAL-INJURY REDUCTION. BESIDES PUNCHING HOLES IN PROPERTIES, THE WEAPON IS REPORTEDLY PRACTICAL IN OPPOSITION TO GENTLE AUTOS.
This rocket launcher remains to be explicitly a lethal weapon, but marketing it as very low-collateral problems displays an idea of city battle, and worry for the innocents that will discover themselves in city battlefields. In a similar vein, the U.S. Business of Naval Research is developing non-lethal and less-lethal weapons for Marines, after the encounter of urban combat in Fallujah taught them that in some cases, a significantly less-deadly weapon is better.