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Feb. 23, 2018

NSA Bethesda Trains ASF Academy

Information System Technician Seaman Phelan Payne is sprayed in the face with OC spray (oleoresin capsaicin) while completing the OC course Feb. 23 at Naval Support Activity Bethesda. After being

Jan. 24, 2018

These new non-lethal options can help troops fighting in cities

While most Army and Marine Corps initiatives have focused on increasing lethality from the sidearm all the way up to the tank, some missions still need a non-lethal touch.For those types of jobs,

Nov. 1, 2017

Navy Expands Electromagnetic Maneuver Warfare for ‘Victory at Sea’

New electromagnetic maneuver warfare (EMW) capabilities are emerging from laboratories to make a vital operational impact in the Fleet, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) leaders

Oct. 5, 2017

British Royal Navy's First Sea Lord Visits NSWC Dahlgren Division

U.S. Navy officials briefed the top British naval officer and his delegation on current and emerging U.S. Navy technological programs during a tour here Oct. 2. U.K. Royal Navy First Sea Lord Adm. Sir

Sept. 19, 2017

Citadel Protect Technology Demonstration 2017

For the Navy, security and force protection are major factors when keeping Sailors, assets and the installation safe. As a part of Commander, Navy Installations Command's (CNIC) mission to deliver

Sept. 11, 2017

Point Mugu Sea Range adds system to aid in weapons test, development

The U.S. Navy's Point Mugu Sea Range has adopted a new directed energy test atmospherics-based system that may turn out to revolutionize the Navy's ability to measure and predict weather conditions on

Aug. 1, 2017

ATG Pacific Northwest Enhances Anti-Terrorism Readiness With FATS

Afloat Training Group Pacific Northwest (ATGPNW) Anti-terrorism (AT) Training Team is conducting annual small arms sustainment training utilizing a Fire Arms Training Simulator (FATS) April 25, 2017

June 26, 2017

Laser Weapons Bring Sharp Advantages to the Battlefield

The Army and Navy are increasingly incorporating laser weapons on a limited number of platforms and training exercises, according to Matthew Ketner, branch chief of the High Energy Laser Controls and Integration Directorate at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, Virginia.

May 3, 2017

Lawmakers Say It’s Time For Navy To Field New Unmanned Systems, Energy Weapons

Lawmakers are happy with the Navy’s progress developing unmanned systems and directed energy weapons but would like to see more effort operationalizing and fielding these technologies, the chairman

April 4, 2016

CLB-2 completes non-lethal weapons training

Marines and sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 participated in the unit’s final exercise for their non-lethal weapons training at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, March 25.The final exercise was a

Nov. 4, 2015

U.S. Marines, Sailors learn non-lethal weapons techniques

Imagine being in a kitchen, chopping up a batch of jalapeno and ghost peppers, putting it into a mixture of oil, water, and some emulsifiers, putting that all into a blender and then bottling it and

Aug. 18, 2015

The Utility of Non-Lethal Force

The pre-industrial-age view of military force is captured succinctly in a recent quote by defense scholar Dr. Richard Betts. According to Betts, military force is, “killing people and destroying

July 6, 2015

Virtual training systems prove invaluable to joint non‐lethal weapons exercise

A loud blast signals a simulated improvised explosive device detonating near service members and federal agents conducting humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in a foreign country. The subject

May 21, 2015

Non-lethal elective course enrollment rising; Courses’ Range Day remains highlight

The Department of Defense Non-Lethal Weapons Program uses a variety of educational programs to promote increased understanding of non-lethal weapons and technologies. These efforts and others are

April 23, 2015

New York Naval Militia will train with new loudspeaker system on Hudson River Friday

New York Naval Militia members will be conducting training with a high-tech loudspeaker system on the Hudson River in the vicinity of Peekskill and Verplanck on Friday, April 24.The system, made by

April 20, 2015

Developing Non-Lethal Weapons: The Human Effects Characterization Process

Armed only with lethal force, and facing vehicles that didn’t stop, U.S. warfighters manning a checkpoint in Iraq were left with a difficult choice—engagement with lethal force against an unknown

Jan. 22, 2015

SECNAV Establishes Task Force Innovation

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus announced the establishment of Task Force Innovation (TFI) within the Department of the Navy Jan. 22.Consisting of subject matter experts from across the

Sept. 25, 2014

Stethem prepares Sailors for real world threats

PACIFIC OCEAN – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) conducted a navy security force sentry course Sept. 19. The course covers concepts related to appropriate use of

Sept. 18, 2014

U.S. Transportation Command hosts third Non-Lethal Weapon FAMFIRE event

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. – A split-second after Barry Schulhofer aimed the stubby, weapon and called out “Taser, taser, taser,” Army Sgt. Brant Hall realized that volunteering to be shot with the

Sept. 11, 2014

Black Sea Rotational Force-14 Marines fight to complete non-lethal weapons training

MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU, Romania – Marines and Sailors of Black Sea Rotational Force 14 completed a non-lethal weapons training course Sept. 3-9 on Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania. The course began