riot grenade

riot grenade

[′rī·ət grə‚nād]
(ordnance)
Grenade of plastic or other nonfragmenting material, containing a charge of tear gas and a detonating fuse with short delay; the gas is released by a bursting action.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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While the United States no longer reports equipment deliveries to the Iraqi military and itemized reports covering special forces are not available, the Multinational Security Transition Command-Iraq reports that, for November 2004, deliveries included 44 Panhard M3 armored personnel carriers, four T-55 heavy tanks, nearly 1,000 PKM and RPK machineguns, 1,000 9mm pistols, more than 2 million RPK/PKM machine guns rounds, 1.2 million 9mm pistol rounds, 5,400 AK-47 assault rifles, 2.8 million AK-47 rounds, 1,150 smoke and riot grenades, 78 rocket propelled grenade launchers, 16,000 sets of body armor and 7,400 helmets.