Taser to supply X26P smart weapons to US Georgia Department of Community Supervision

Taser International has received a contract to supply its X26P smart weapons to the US agency, Georgia Department of Community Supervision.

Under the deal, Taser will supply 1,210 units of X26P to the department.

The company plans to deliver the weapons in the third quarter of this year.

Taser International CEO and co-founder Rick Smith said: "Our mission is to make a Taser CEW available to every officer, so they have the best options available to avoid injury or death. When we built the Taser smart weapon, our engineers had three thoughts in mind: safety, accountability, and performance.”

The X26P is a single-shot device, which does not require replacing inventories of cartridges.

Its extended performance power magazine (XPPM) enables to protect the cartridge blast doors from damage during field use.

 Taser X26P smart weapons new forward facing design enables to reload effectively.

Georgia Department of Community Supervision assistant commissioner Scott Maurer said: "Our X26P Smart Weapon order upgrades our department with improved technology that increases transparency and improves public safety by reducing the risks faced by our dedicated officers and the offenders we serve.

“The X26P also enhances our core value of accountability with improved analytics of weapons usage including an in depth analysis of the weapon's performance and the recording of every trigger activation and a pulse-by-pulse record of the charge output.”

Image: Taser X26P smart weapon. Photo: courtesy of TASER International.