A new less lethal solution has just been become available to law enforcement agencies in the United States. A company called Defenzia was just earlier this year cleared by the ATF to started selling and distributing it’s Defenzia M09 unit to law enforcement agencies across the country. The Defenzia M09 is based off the Russian wasp pistol which provides five different functions in one compact package. The Defenzia M09 provides three defensive capabilities as well as two ideal for search and rescue. On the defensive side the Defenzia M09 features a 55 caliber rubber bullet which is deployed with 90 joules of muzzle energy and is accurate up to thirty-five yards. It also offers an ear-deafening and blinding flash-bang round as well as a pepper gel cartridge which has a range of five meters. Additional features include a multicolor flare and a high-intensity high lumen sky candle for search and rescue. The unit it self is a four-shot, semiautomatic device which fires via an electronic trigger and incorporates a laser for better target acquisition. While the technology is new to the United States, the technology it self is not new. It has been deployed in Israel, Europe, and South American markets for over the last fifteen years. Defenzia is planning on releasing a 50 caliber unit for civilian self defense in late 2016 to U.S. markets.