The AlmaDK company comes from Kazakhstan and makes ammunition and tear gas grenades. AlmaDK offers a few non-lethal cartridges:
9×18 and 9×19, with 1 gram plastic or rubber bullet,
5.45×39, 7.62×39 and 7.62x54R, with 1 gram plastic bullet or 2 grams rubber bullet.

The Latest Innovations in Homeland Security

Milipol, the 21st Worldwide Exhibition on Internal Security, was held in Paris from November 19 to 22, 2019,  at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre with more than 1,000 exhibitors coming from all over the world. Here are some of the highlights from the exhibition.

The Heckler & Koch (HK) tactical buttstock is a compact model for discreet target acquisition in riot-control situations which require a helmet with a protective screen. It can be fitted on an HK UMP submachine gun, HK G36 rifle or HK169 grenade launcher.

The Taurus G2C Semiauto Pistol Series is a small, lightweight pistol (22 ounces) with a polymer frame, thin profile and a ramped 3.2-inch barrel. The G2C 9 shoots the 9mm Luger cartridge and has a 12-round magazine. The G2C 40 shoots the .40 S&W cartridge and has a 10-round magazine.

Stoeger Industries, now in the Benelli/Beretta family, moved to Turkey. The Stoeger STR-9 is a striker-fired pistol. It has a polymer frame with a square trigger guard and Picatinny rail. The aggressive slide serrations ensure a firm grip with or without gloves. The magazine holds 15 shots, and the magazine release is reversible. The grip can receive three interchangeable backstraps.

Nobel Sport is a French company which manufactures various anti-riot grenade or loads: • Spartan LE 40 Shock with rubber bullet (used by French police), • Spartan ALR PADMA with a reduced energy round (used by the French Army). No information was available about the initial velocity or the weight of its missile.

The Beretta ARX200 is the new combat rifle in 7.62mm NATO. It has fully ambidextrous controls (bolt catch lever, magazine release button, and fire selector) and is equipped with an interface for the Beretta GLX160 grenade launcher. It can be used as a sniper rifle with a scope fitted on the Picatinny rail and is also designed for the Soldato Futuro program.

ATA Arms is a Turkish company. It manufactures several sniper and riot guns, particularly the ATA1955 which is a magazine-fed shotgun organized like an assault rifle. The barrel is 47cm (18.5 inches) long, 12-gauge, with box magazines holding five or 10 rounds.

The Brasilian Condor Non-Lethal Technologies has a new non-lethal ammunition launcher equipped with a folding stock. Available in 37mm or 40mm calibre.

The FN SCAR is now available as a carbine with a short barrel, telescopic or folding stock. It can shoot use 5.56x45mm or .300 AAC Blackout cartridges.

FN PERMAX® EPR 5.56mm is an armour piercing bullet made of lathe-turned brass with a hardened steel core. FN PROPASS® AP 5.56mm is an armour piercing bullet with tungsten carbide core with a lead filler and a steel jacket. FN ARIA® .50 RR is a reduced range load organised like the old Pored French cartridge with a sharp shoulder on the bullet. Also available as a tracer.

GLOCK 43X and GLOCK 48 are compact pistols with a square trigger guard and a front rail. The slide has rear and forward serrations, a slender profile and a new sight.

IWI ARAD, is an Israeli multicalibre assault rifle or carbine based on the M16 but with some important improvements. It is equipped with a Picatinny rail to allow the use of a variety of optics or other attachments. The rail is an integral part of the upper receiver. The telescopic buttstock is individually adjustable in length for particular purposes. Available in 5.56x45mm with an 11.5-inch or 14.5-inch barrel or in .300 AAC Blackout with a 9.5-inch barrel.

True Velocity located in Texas produces lightweight ammunition with cases made of plastic with a metal casehead. Various loads are available, from 5.56mm to 14.5mm. The cartridge is 30% lighter than those made with brass cases and is 100% recyclable. On an A/MH-6 “Little Bird” helicopter, an ammunition payload of 6,000 of these 7.62mm rounds saves 124 pounds. Converted into additional fuel, it would increase the flight time by 39 minutes.

New training loads made by MEN in Germany with leadless bullet, which allow indoor shooting. Available in 5.56x45mm, 7.62x51mm and .300 AAC Blackout, it can be identified by the blue bullet tip.

The SIG SAUER MG 338 machine gun can be used on any OTANNATO mount [DAN–NOT finding this. Does he mean NATO or M240 Mount?]. It works with gas-operated action and weighs 40% less than the M240. The recoil is similar to the one of an M4 carbine. It is fitted with a folding stock and a carrying handle. It can be easily converted from 7.62mm NATO to .338 Norma Magnum. Range is 2,000m (2,200 yards).




Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, Paris, France




Flavie RollandSales Director

Phone: +33 (0)1 76 77 15 56

Karen GalstyanInternational Market Manager

Phone: +33 (0)1 76 77 12 17

Maria BarrilletSales Manager

Phone: +33 (0)1 76 77 11 43

Aurélie MisatCustomer Relations Executive

Phone: +33 (0)1 76 77 13 55



Milipol Paris 2021, October 19-22


Milipol Paris is the leading event dedicated to homeland security and safety. The event is organized under the auspices of the French Ministry of Interior in partnership with several governmental bodies. The show focuses on homeland security topics such as data protection-information and communication systems, economic and industrial intelligence, systems integration, risk analysis and management, CBRN, civil defence, law enforcement and forensic science services just to name a few.


In 2019, the 4-day event welcomed 1,089 exhibitors, 31,185 visitors from 156 countries and 167 official delegations participated in Milipol Paris. 68% of exhibitors and 48% of visitors come from abroad.



Business “informal,” meaning jacket and tie, or business casual depending on how you desire to present your company.


There are many hotels around the exhibition center. Consult travel websites such as and for suggestions.


230v 50Hz cycle, 3-prong plugs; may use 220V-240V.


France is currently Level 2: Exercise increased caution: demonstrations in Paris and other major cities continue in France and are expected to continue in the coming weeks. Property damage, including looting and arson, in populated tourist areas has occurred with reckless disregard for public safety. There are currently travel restrictions due to the coronavirus, COVID-19. Consult the CDC before booking travel.



In French culture, it is very important to greet people properly. It’s polite to say “bonjour” or “bonsoir” (good morning/good evening) when encountering someone, even if it’s a stranger. People are generally expected to behave discreetly, although public displays of affection aren’t uncommon. You’re also expected to speak in quiet tones, particularly in restaurants.



Tipping is unnecessary unless you feel you received excellent service; in this case, 10% is appropriate. Be aware that a 15% service charge is added automatically to your bill. Overtipping a server is considered to be somewhat vulgar and showy.


The best way to get around Paris is on foot and by metro. Paris is very large, so you should take the efficient metro to travel long distances. The Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens or RATP system, which runs the metro, also offers several bus routes around the city. Those traveling to Paris by plane can arrive at Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), about 22 miles northeast of the city center, or Paris Orly Airport (ORY), about 11 miles south of the city.


The Musée de l’Armée (Army Museum) is a national military museum located at Les Invalides in the 7th arrondissement of Paris. The Musée de L’Armée was established in 1905 by merging the Artillery Museum and the Historical Army Museum. It contains 500,000 objects, including weapons, armour, artillery, uniforms, emblems and paintings. It houses the Napoleon’s tomb.


There is no shortage of landmarks to visit in Paris. The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum and the Arc de Triomphe along with the numerous cafes and restaurants should keep one busy.


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