The History of Condor Non-Lethal Technologies

With a focus exclusively on the production of cutting-edge equipment, non-lethal ammunition and pyrotechnic signaling devices, Condor Non-Lethal Technologies has been operating in the national and global defense and security market for twenty-nine years while assuming a leading position in the production and development of non-lethal technologies and standing as one of the prominent exporters within the defense sector of Brazil.

The company's portfolio includes about 150 products which have been researched and developed at our fabrication plant, approved by the Brazilian Army, and have extensive applicability to armed forces, the Peace Corps of the United Nations, and various police forces within several regions of the world.

Non-lethal technologies have established applications by police forces for riot control, special operations, controlling rebellions with ostensive policing, and more recently in the areas of private security and protection of public and private property.

Located in Rio de Janeiro within the municipality of Nova Iguaçu, Condor Non-Lethal Technologies is installed within an area of ??approximately one million square meters in the vicinity of the biological reserve of Tinguá, the largest reserve of the Atlantic Forest in the State of Rio de Janeiro.

The company adopts a permanent policy of protecting nature by allocating about 70% of its total area to the preservation of the native forest, water sources, flora and fauna, thereby making the factory environment an ecological island in perfect harmony with the term "non-lethal" in the respect for life and the citizen.

Committed to quality and the environment, CONDOR has ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications.

Timeline:

  • 1985 - The story of Condor Non-Lethal Technologies begins.
  • 1999 - Participation in the first LAAD (Latin America Aero and Defense) Conference.
  • 2002 - Condor Non-Lethal Technologies establishes its participation in the international arena with its first export to Algeria.
  • 2003 - Release of the book "Non-Lethal Weapons" by John B. Alexander with a reference to Condor.
  • 2006 - Condor performs the first international seminar on non-lethal technologies.
  • 2008 - The company reaches the production milestone of 1,000,000 non-lethal products.
  • 2009 - Release of new non-lethal products with advanced technologies and innovation: 40mm ammunition, Seven Bang grenades, launchers of 40mm ammunition and random movement "Ballerina" grenades.
  • 2011 - Condor was the only Latin American company invited by NATO to be part of the event: North American Technology Demonstration - NATD. Release of the Spark, the first 100% Brazilian electronic control device.

Non-Lethal Technologies

Following the "Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by 'Agents Responsible for Law Enforcement'" as adopted by consensus on September 7th, 1990, at the Eighth United Nations (UN) Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders, Condor Non-Lethal Technologies devotes special attention to the spread of the non-lethal concept with an aim to educate police and military authorities about the importance of gradual and proportionate use of force in situations of conflict and public disorder.

Non-lethal technologies enable law enforcement to use proportional force, which substantially reduces the number of cases needing the of use of firearms. Thus, military and police action is provided a means to be guided by respect for human rights and the preservation of life while protecting the physical integrity of staff and the civilian population.

Through the utilization of the most advanced technologies, products include a wide variety of anti-personnel ammunition, such as controlled impact ammunition (bullets made of rubber and other materials), explosive tear gas grenades, smoke grenades and munitions, and pepper sprays.

The quality of the products of Condor Non-Lethal Technologies  is verified by conducting tests under adverse conditions while aiming for high standards of quality and safety to ensure the proper operation of the developed technologies in the most hostile scenarios.

All products manufactured by Condor are subjected to the certification process of the Brazilian Army, Navy or Air Force.