Tear Gassing by Remote Control. December 2015.
The use of riot control agents (RCAs) as a method of warfare is prohibited
under the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). The Convention,
however, permits the employment of such chemicals for law enforcement
including domestic riot control purposes, provided they are used in “types
and quantities” consistent with such purposes.
This report highlights the ongoing development, testing, production and
promotion by a range of State and commercial entities of a wide variety of
“remote control” RCA means of delivery including: indoor fixed installation
RCA dispersion devices; external area clearing or area denial devices;
automatic grenade launchers; multiple munition launchers; delivery
mechanisms on unmanned ground vehicles and unmanned aerial vehicles.