Products

The Eclipse Line

The Eclipse line of pneumatic launchers feature the industry’s most advanced variable velocity system

 

In contrast to other launchers that use various other techniques to achieve variable velocity, the Eclipse launchers operate at a constant pressure, making more efficient use of their power source. The system allows the operator to adjust the velocity for each individual shot without the need to raise or lower the pressure or to vent gas away from the projectile. Incorporated with a laser or acoustic range finder, the system becomes automated based on range to target.

 

Other variable velocity weapon systems that have used laser range finders have previously been limited by their high cost of operation due to elaborate gas metering or use of gunpowder. With over ten years of development, the Eclipse launchers are the state of the art in variable velocity weapons.

Launcher Revolver

Launchers

The Eclipse launchers are capable of launching projectiles typically used in other launchers without the need for shell casing, primer or gunpowder charge.

 

This drastically reduces operating costs and the case-less ammunition reduces the overall weight the operator must carry.

Eclipse Breech Loader

  • Variable velocity
  • Electro-pneumatic operation
  • Laser range finder integrated fire control unit
  • 37mm and 40mm smooth bore or rifled barrels
  • 25psi to 1200psi operating pressure range
  • Programmable air-burst option
Eclipse Breech Loader
Eclipse Breech Loader
200 Hertz Laser Range Finder
200 Hertz Laser Range Finder
Side-Loading Breech
Side-Loading Breech
Rail Mounted OLED Data Display
Rail Mounted OLED Data Display

Eclipse Revolver

  • Remote operation
  • Variable velocity
  • Laser range finder integrated fire control unit
  • Non-linear chamber indexing
  • 5 round cylinder
  • 37mm or 40mm smooth bore or rifled barrels
  • 25psi to 1200psi operating pressure range
  • Programmable air burst option
Mounted on amphibious quadcopter
Mounted on amphibious quadcopter
Mounted on amphibious quadcopter
Mounted on amphibious quadcopter
Mounted on remote operated sentry
Mounted on remote operated sentry
White Blast

Ammunition

Both less-lethal and lethal ammunitions are available. Eclipse launchers can be chambered to accept only less-lethal rounds or to accept both less-lethal and lethal rounds.

 

Civilians may launch flares, smoke, gas, and other safety rounds and fireworks without a license.

 

Certain ammunition such as anti-personnel and high explosive rounds require a Class 3 or higher Federal Firearms License or a police or military exemption to possess.

Blunt Impact Rounds

Industry standard blunt impact rounds from SAGE International, Defense Technology, and other manufacturers can be launched safely with Eclipse technology at ranges as close as one meter.

 

The rounds are spin stabilized in flight, have repeated accuracy, and will incapacitate an individual upon impact with point target accuracy at ranges beyond 100 meters.

 

Shot to shot consistency has been tested to within plus or minus three feet per second.

 

In gunpowder launchers, projectiles require specific explosive charges to obtain different velocities. Potentially fatal injury can occur if a projectile is deployed at too close a range for the selected charge or the projectile may be ineffective if too small of a charge is selected.

 

Eclipse technology reduces this risk by deploying projectiles at the safest velocity for the given range automatically, eliminating the potential for operator error.

Blunt Impact Rounds K01
Blunt Impact Rounds K01
Blunt Impact Rounds K03CS
Blunt Impact Rounds K03CS
Blunt Impact Rounds K041
Blunt Impact Rounds K041

Air-Bursting Rounds

Eclipse has developed a programmable, lightweight ammunition for precise deployment of payloads including flash-bangs, parachutes, and anti-drone rounds such as nets and bolos.

 

This technology will greatly reduce risks associated with deployment of flash bang and gas rounds in close proximity to crowds while providing a non-contact, less-lethal deterrent.

Air-Bursting Rounds

Human Electro-Muscular Incapacitation Rounds

HEMI rounds which are being developed by several manufacturers utilize a barbed or sticky nose to attach to the clothing of the targeted individual to deliver a debilitating electric shock.

 

The Eclipse variable velocity system provides safe deployment speeds at any range to compensate for the heavier weight of these rounds.

JNLWP Complete
JNLWP Complete
Human Electro-Muscular Incapacitation Rounds
Human Electro-Muscular Incapacitation Rounds

Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program (JNLWP)

Type: Counter-Personnel
Effective Duration: 30s (threshold), 250m (objective)
Effective Range: 100m (threshold), 250m (objective)
Status: Developmental
JNLWP Segments

Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program (JNLWP)
40mm Human Electro-Muscular Incapacitation (HEMI) Projectile

Barricade Penetrating / Door Breaching

Barricade penetrating rounds are capable of dispersing chemical agents in rooms after penetrating beyond a barrier such as a wall or door.

 

Door breaching rounds allow access by dislodging the deadbolt or hinges off the door or creating an opening large enough for access without excessive risk to the occupants of the room.

Blasted Door
Blasted Door
Barricade Penetrating BP45CS
Barricade Penetrating BP45CS

Illumination

Illumination rounds include pyrotechnic and electronic payloads. Infrared light or white light can be used to light up a target or signal locations for airdrops and airstrikes.

 

The M583A1 is a low velocity 40mm white star parachute illumination cartridge with 70,000 candle-power.

By T. Anthony Bell, Fort Lee Public Affairs - United States Army, Public Domain
By T. Anthony Bell, Fort Lee Public Affairs - United States Army, Public Domain
Illumination Flare
Illumination Flare

Illumination Flare

Smoke rounds are typically used for signaling or camouflage.

 

CS, OC and other gas rounds are used for crowd control and cause irritation and swelling to the mucous membranes.

Smoke Rounds
Smoke Rounds
Long Range Smoke K042LRCS
Long Range Smoke K042LRCS

High Explosive (HE)

Standard US Military LV HEDP projectiles can be utilized for anti-material and anti-personnel.

 

This grenade is designed for a 300 – 450m range. Maximum effective range is 400 meters.

Projectiles High Explosive
High Explosive
Grenade
Grenade
Dark Wind

Compressed Air

The compressed air power source provides fast and precise velocity control and accuracy while reducing sound decibel levels and eliminating both a muzzle flash and the risk of igniting flammable environments. These attributes increase both stealth and safety.

 

Compressed air may be obtained from compressors, disposable tanks and refillable tanks.

 

The magazine-unified air option consists of a small disposable tank that provides air within each magazine. This eliminates logistical burdens by negating the need for external air sources that require monitoring and recharging by compressors in the field.

Compressed Air Sources

Standard configuration is a tank mounted in the stock of the weapon or under the barrel by use of a quick connect adapter.

 

Another available option is a refillable sling mounted tank connected to the weapon by a quick connect hose. The tank may be carried over the shoulder of the operator by use of a single point sling which attaches to the launcher.

 

A third option is to carry an air tank with a regulator on the operator’s back with or without the addition of a self-contained breathing apparatus.

 

This allows a higher volume of rounds to be fired before recharging of the tank is required as well as the option to provide breathing air to the operator in contaminated or underwater environments.

Mounted in Weapon
Mounted in Weapon
Mounted Pouch
Mounted Pouch
Tank Mounted in Weapon
Tank Mounted in Weapon
Tank Mounted in a Pouch
Tank Mounted in a Pouch