Establishes minimum performance requirements and test methods, including safety and handling aspects, for barrier-penetrating tear gas (less than lethal) munitions. This is NIJ Standard 0111.00.
The scope of this standard is limited to barrier-penetrating tear gas munitions that incorporate orthochlorobenzylidene malononitrile (CS) or alpha-chloroacetophenone (CN) as the active agent (lacrimator), regardless of the means of dissemination of the tear gas. Requirements include labeling and workmanship, reliability, accuracy, penetration, range, characteristics of the active agent, storage stability, and ability to withstand rough handling. Diagrams.
Date Published: September 1, 1985