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    NEW VEHICLE STOPPER TRIALS BEGIN AT TINKER AIR FORCE BASE

           

    Tinker Air Force Base will install and test the Pre-emplaced Electric Vehicle Stopper (PEVS) prototype, an enhanced security system developed by the Dept. of Defense Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate and U.S. Navy, at an entry control point this week. PEVS will be integrated into the base’s robust security measures as part of a pilot program to stop unauthorized vehicles effectively and safely.   

     

    When activated, PEVS can slow or arrest a vehicle’s momentum, allowing base defenders to better determine the intent of vehicle drivers before using lethal force by expanding decision time and space.

     

    This novel prototype helps the Joint Force meet National Defense Strategy objectives with practical perimeter security tools that also minimize civilian casualties and collateral damage.

     

    “Ongoing assessments of the prototype will influence the design of a more suitable and reliable solution for force-protection missions and a smaller and lighter model for force-application missions,” said Josh Pompeii, PEVS project manager. 

     

    Upon completion of the pilot program, there is a possibility for further demonstrations and adoption Air Force-wide.

    Non-lethal counter-materiel capabilities like PEVS prevent unauthorized entry while protecting servicemembers, vehicle occupants, and critical infrastructure by stopping vehicles at long standoff ranges using safe, less expensive, and relatively reversible effects.

                             

       

     

     

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New Vehicle Stopper Trials Underway at Tinker Air Force Base
Installation of the Pre-emplaced Electric Vehicle Stopper (PEVS) at a Tinker AFB entry control point during the project’s pilot program. When activated, PEVS can slow or arrest a vehicle’s momentum, allowing base defenders to better determine the intent of vehicle drivers before using lethal force.
Aug. 15, 2018 - When activated, PEVS can slow or arrest a vehicle’s momentum, allowing base defenders to better determine the intent of vehicle drivers before using lethal force by expanding decision time and space. This novel prototype helps the Joint Force meet National Defense Strategy objectives with practical perimeter security tools that also minimize

MacDill’s augmentees: essential for defense
Aug. 9, 2018 - In an emergency or contingency situation that requires a surge in manpower, MacDill turns to augmentees for additional support. “The 6th Air Mobility Wing augmentee duty (AD) program is designed to identify, place, and train a pool of individuals to temporarily augment 6th AMW squadrons and agencies that will be short of required manpower during exercises, contingencies, wartime, or emergency situations,” said Lt. Col. Brandon Leifer, the 6th Air Mobility Wing AD program manager.

Georgia Guardsman converge on Ft Stewart for Annual Training
Joint service military personnel from U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) and supporting commands had the opportunity to fire non-lethal weapons (NLW) at the MacDill Air force Base firing range during a familiarization event (FAMFIRE). The Department of Defense defines non-lethal weapons as weapons, devices and munitions that are explicitly designed and primarily employed to immediately suppress or disable targeted personnel or material, while minimizing fatalities, permanent injury to personnel, and undesired damage to property in the target area or environment.
July 20, 2018 - More than 1,100 Georgia Guardsmen from across the state converged on Fort Stewart, Ga. for two weeks, to conduct annual training to increase the state's readiness in Soldier tasks. Guardsmen from the 648th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (Columbus, Ga.), the 878th Engineer Battalion (Augusta, Ga.) and 170th Military Police Battalion (Decatur, Ga.) conducted live-fire small arms and crew-served weapons qualification, demolition procedures, unmanned aerial vehicle certification, less-than-lethal tactics and techniques and convoy live-fire operations.

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