A security guard can do a better job with non-lethal weaponry

Why should a private security guard have a weapon in his or her possession?

A private security guard primarily requires a reaction measure to deal with potential problems that may happen in the course of his duties. We asked numerous businesspeople why a guard needed to carry a weapon, and they said it was to deter, defend, and protect. Because a guard service weapon is not built for that use, none of them addressed it.

Why should there be a transition to non-lethal weaponry in the private security sector?

Specifically, the non-lethal nature of the weapon will provide the security guard with a reaction measure that will allow him to carry out his duties instantly, take control of the situation, and wait for assistance from the networks connected to his service.

What are the different sorts of non-lethal weapons on the market?

Non-lethal weapons can be classified as kinetic impact(self-defense keychain), electrical attack(Stun gun), or chemical attack (pepper spray). However, this view is incorrect, because a non-lethal weapon can protect several lives, both the operator's and the diminished one, as well as those of the area in which the weapon is used.

What advantages do non-lethal weapons provide to security firms?

The first is the fact of life preservation, which is linked to the second: avoiding contractual civil liability. Without a doubt, avoiding getting involved in lawsuits lowers a security firm's costs. 

Surveillance businesses' permanent assets do not include weapons given to them as gifts from the government. Non-lethal weapons, on the other hand, become fixed assets of businesses because they do not belong to the government but to the people who buy them. As a result, businesses grow. This is true in terms of both financial and operational benefits.

AH-64 Apache, US Military (Army) Attack Helicopter

  • The AH-64 Apache is a four-blade, twin-engine attack helicopter with reverse-tricycle landing gear, and tandem cockpit for a crew of two. The AH-64 Apache was developed as Model 77 by Hughes Helicopters for the United States Army's Advanced Attack Helicopter program to replace the AH-1 Cobra. The AH-64 Apache features a nose-mounted sensor suite for target acquisition and night vision systems. The AH-64 Apache is armed with a 30 mm M230 Chain Gun carried between the main landing gear, under the aircraft's belly. The AH-64 Apache also carries a mixture of AGM-114 Hellfire and Hydra 70 rocket pods on four hard-points mounted on stub-wing pylons, and also features double and triple redundant aircraft systems to improve survivability for the aircraft and crew in combat, as well as improved crash survivability for the pilots.
  • The AH-64 Apache is powered by two General Electric T700 turboshaft engines with high-mounted exhausts on either side of the rotor shaft. The Apache has a four-blade main rotor and four-blade tail rotor. The crew sits in tandem, with the pilot sitting behind and above the copilot-gunner in an armored crew compartment. The crew compartment and fuel tanks are armored such that the aircraft will remain flyable even after sustaining hits from 23 mm gunfire.
  • The AH-64 Apache helicopter is armed with a 30 mm M230 Chain Gun that can be slaved to the gunner's Helmet mounted display, fixed to a locked forward firing position, or controlled via the Target Acquisition and Designation System (TADS). The AH-64 carries a range of external stores on its stub-wing pylons, typically a mixture of AGM-114 Hellfire anti-tank missiles, Hydra 70 general-purpose unguided 70 mm (2.75 in) rockets, and AIM-92 Stinger air-to-air missiles for defense. In case of emergency the pylons also have mounting points for personnel transfer (mounting points are handles normally used by maintenance personnel).
  • The AH-64 Apache is designed to endure front-line environments and to operate during the day or night and in adverse weather using avionics and electronics, such as the Target Acquisition and Designation System, Pilot Night Vision System (TADS/PNVS), passive infrared countermeasures, Global Positioning System (GPS), and the Integrated Helmet And Display Sight System (IHADSS).

  • Specifications (AH-64A/D)
  • General characteristics

  • Crew: 2: pilot, CPG (co-pilot/gunner)
  • Length: 58.17 ft (17.73 m) (with both rotors turning)
  • Rotor diameter: 48 ft 0 in (14.63 m)
  • Height: 12.7 ft (3.87 m)
  • Disc area: 1,809.5 ft² (168.11 m²)
  • Empty weight: 11,387 lb (5,165 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 17,650 lb (8,000 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 23,000 lb (10,433 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2× General Electric T700-GE-701 and later upgraded to T700-GE-701C (1990-present) & T700-GE-701D (AH-64D block III) turboshafts, -701: 1,690 shp, -701C: 1,890 shp, -701D: 2,000 shp (-701: 1,260 kW, -701C: 1,490 kW, -701D: 1,490 kW) each
  • Fuselage length: 49 ft 5 in (15.06 m)
  • Rotor systems: 4 blade main rotor, 4 blade tail rotor in non-orthogonal alignment
  • Performance

  • Never exceed speed: 197 knots (227 mph, 365 km/h)
  • Maximum speed: 158 knots (182 mph, 293 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 143 knots (165 mph, 265 km/h)
  • Combat radius: 260 nmi (300 mi, 480 km)
  • Ferry range: 1,024 nmi (1,180 mi, 1,900 km)
  • Service ceiling: 21,000 ft (6,400 m)
  • Rate of climb: 2,500 ft/min (12.7 m/s)
  • Disc loading: 9.80 lb/ft² (47.90 kg/m²)
  • Power/mass: 0.18 hp/lb (310 W/kg)
  • Armament

  • Guns: 1× 30x113 mm (1.18x4.45 in) M230 cannon, 1,200 rounds
  • Rockets: Hydra 70 FFAR rockets
  • Missiles: combination of AGM-114 Hellfire, AIM-92 Stinger, and AIM-9 Sidewinder
  • AH-64A
  • The AH-64A Apache is the original production attack helicopter. It is powered by two GE T700 turbo-shaft engines. The crew sit in tandem in an armored compartment.
  • The AH-64 Apache helicopter is armed with a 30 mm M230 Chain Gun that is slaved to the gunner's helmet-mounted gunsight. The AH-64A Apache carries a range of external stores on its stub-wing pylons, including a mixture of AGM-114 Hellfire anti-tank missiles, Hydra 70 general-purpose unguided 70 mm (2.75 in) rockets, and AIM-92 Stinger air-to-air missiles for defense.

  • AH-64B
  • In 1991 after Operation Desert Storm, the AH-64B Apache was a proposed upgrade to 254 AH-64As. The upgrade included new rotor blades, a Global Positioning System (GPS), improved navigaton systems and new radios. Congress approved US$82 million to begin the Apache B upgrade. The B program was canceled in 1992. The radio, navigation, and GPS modifications, would later be installed on most A-model Apaches as part of an upgrade program.
  • AH-64C
  • Additional funding from Congress in late 1991 resulted in a program to upgrade AH-64As to an AH-64B+ version. More funding changed the plan to upgrade to AH-64C Apache .The C upgrade would include all changes to be included in the Longbow except for mast mounted radar and newer engines. However, after 1993, the C designation was dropped.
  • The upgrades would go forward. However, since the only difference between the C model and the radar-equipped D model was the radar, which could be moved from one aircraft to another, a decision was made to not distinguish between the two versions, despite the presence or absence of the radar.

  • AH-64D
  • The advanced model, the AH-64D Apache Longbow, is equipped with an improved sensor suite, glass cockpit, and weapon systems. The key improvement over the A-variant is the AN/APG-78 Longbow dome installed over the main rotor which houses a millimeter-wave Fire Control Radar (FCR) target acquisition system as well as the Radar Frequency Interferometer (RFI). The elevated position of the radome allows detection and (arcing) missile engagement of targets even when the helicopter itself is concealed by an obstacle (e.g. terrain, trees or buildings). Further, a radio modem integrated with the sensor suite allows a D-variant Apache to share targeting data with other AH-64Ds that do not have a line-of-sight to the target. In this manner a group of Apaches can engage multiple targets but only reveal the radome of one D-variant Apache. Apaches that include all of the improvements of the Longbow Apache, with the exception of the Fire Control Radar are still designated as "AH-64D Apache Longbows", as the radome is removable and interchangeable between aircraft.
  • The AH-64D Apache aircraft was updated with more powerful T700-GE-701C engines, and a fully-integrated cockpit. The forward fuselage of the aircraft was expanded to accommodate new systems. In addition, the aircraft receives improved survivability, communications, and navigation capabilities. Most existing capabilities of the AH-64A Apache are retained.
  • The first of the upgraded Block II Apaches was delivered to the US Army in February 2003. Block II includes upgrades to the digital communications systems to improve communications within the 'tactical internet'.
  • Block III improvements, slated for 2008 onwards, include increasing digitization, the joint tactical radio system, enhanced engines and drive systems, capability to control UAVs, new composite rotor blade and landing gear upgrades. The new blades, which successfully completed flight testing in May 2004, increase the Apache's cruise speed, climb rate and payload capability. The Block III System Development and Demonstration (SDD) contract was awarded to Boeing in July 2006.