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Riot Shield

It’s unfortunate that there’s a need for this at all, but I guess there’s also something to be said for a peaceful protest! This riot shield design provides multidirectional protection from incoming projectiles whether directly ahead or above. When counterattacks are necessary, nonlethal weapons like tasers & defense spray are built into the shield & can be operated by a triggered handle. The real goal here: providing a deepened sense of security to defense personnel in hopes that nervousness doesn’t escalate violence. Inspired by the armadillo’s natural shell, the design incorporates a layered visor into the shield for size adjustment.

Source: yankodesign.comAdded: 13 December 2011