What's New?

    Directed Energy 2 DC Exhibit
    19-23 March 2018

    The Directed Energy to DC Exhibition (DE2DC) is part of the Directed Energy Outreach Campaign, which has been successfully educating decision makers and warfighters on RF and laser directed energy weapon systems and capabilities since January 2009. The DE2DC Exhibition provides an opportunity for government, industry and academia from across the United States to educate and exhibit mature directed energy hardware at the Pentagon and on Capitol Hill. DEPS is pleased to offer this opportunity for the seventh consecutive year.   

    NLWP DE2DC Flyer

    Advanced Planning Briefs to Industry presented at Modern Day Marine
    are now available in the  Business Opportunities tab. 


In the News

Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate participates in Directed Energy to Washington DC Expo
April 11, 2018 - Members of the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate attended DE2DC from March 19 to 22, 2018. They provided static displays, panel members and demonstration videos featuring the Laser-Induced Plasma Effect, Solid-State Active Denial System, and several other projects representing the JNLWD’s Non-Lethal Directed Energy Weapons portfolio. This video

Non-Lethal Weapons familiarization fire
March 29, 2018 - U.S. Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment, participate in a non-lethal weapons familiarization fire and demonstration at the Ulupau Range Training Facility, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, March 29, 2018. The significance of this training is to show planners from U.S. Pacific Command, and our own operating forces, the importance of

Operation Dynamic Manor prepares Task Force Thunderbolt for Kosovo Mission
March 9, 2018 - Ethnic tensions are at a boiling point on the cold and narrow streets of a European town. Angry rioters hurl stones at American and Armenian Soldiers arrayed in riot gear. The Soldiers, from Task Force Thunderbolt, form a shield wall beside a Light Military Tactical Vehicle (LMTV) mounted with a crowd dispersing Long Range Acoustic Device

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Why Non-Lethal Weapons?

Non-lethal weapons can provide operating forces with escalation-of-force options that can
minimize casualties and collateral damage.

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Non-Lethal Weapons in NATO and National Concepts