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Last updated : 13 Dec, 2022

Water Canon System of Mob Control Vehicle (MCV)

Type:  Design
IPR Status:  Patent
Secured In:  India

To provide modern technical support to paramilitary forces deployed in maintaining law and order and internal security operations, CSIR-CMERI has developed three innovative mob control vehicles Compact, Medium, Heavy’ category of Mob Control Vehicles (MCVs). Water Canon System is one of the module of MCV. Water Cannon is the mostly used non-lethal weapon to disperse the aggressive mob. For the purpose of riot control electrically operated water cannon are essential so as operate it from a distance (approx. 50m) or from the inside of the control vehicle. As per Govt. objective, it is used in defense for riot control under Sasakt Bharat Mission.

Salient Technical Competing Features: 
  • Flow:130m3/hr (2167 LPM)
  • Inlet pressure: 4.5 Bar(4.59 kg/cm2)
  • Power supply: 24V DC
  • Horizontal swivel:+140° to -140°
  • Vertical swivel:+80° to -80°
  • Nozzle: Stang smooth bore shaper tip nozzle
  • Control: 24V DC joystick controller for monitor functions, on / off
Status of Commercialization:  Technology has been transferred to one MSME client M/s Himatsingka Agencies Pvt.Ltd., Bhagalpur Road, Dumka-814101, Jharkhand on 30 Nov.2022
Major Raw Materials To Be Utilized :  The water cannon system consists of electrically operated water cannon/ monitor, centrifugal pump and the valve-piping network. Presently, it is mounted on the Heavy category MCV.
Techno Economic:  Manufacturing cost : Rs. 14.285 Lakh (approx.) excl..GST Technology Transfer Fee: Rs.15 Lakh excl.GST Return of Investment : Within 2-3 years
Technology Package:  Complete Manufacturing Drawings & Technology Know-how with Operation Manual, List of Bought Out Materials with Sources etc.
Level/Scale of Development:  MCV vehicles have been demonstrated to a team of Ministry of Home Affairs recommended members under the leadership of Inspector General, Rapid Action Force (IG-RAF), Central Reserve Police Force at Parade Ground, CRPF Group Centre, Gurugram in Jan. 2022