DefendTex have formulated an Australian made gelled, water soluble pepper solution for law enforcement purposes. The OC45 holds an increased pressure rating, for higher overall performance and a flip-top firing mechanism with use indicator for safe and reliable operation. The OC45 unit is omnidirectional and can be used in any angle to engage the target. It is entirely free from CFC or combustible propellant gases and is fully compatible with electronic immobilisation devices due to a fully non-combustible pepper gel formulation. The configuration of the system can be altered with respect to pepper strength, canister size and nozzle type to suit tactical requirements.