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    PEVS system demonstrated for distinguished visitors

    A car drives across the Pre-Emplaced Electric Vehicle Stopper to demonstrate its non-lethal stopping method on Feb. 13 in front of Tinker Air Force Base, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and Ellsworth Air Force Base personnel, as well as members of the DOD Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate and a representative from Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe’s office. Besides PEVS being a non-lethal, scalable way of stopping unauthorized vehicles at entry control points, it is also a lower-cost and easier to maintain system. After a six-month pilot program at Tinker, the PEVS system may continue its trials at extreme cold weather and desert locations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Kelly White)

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    Department of Defense Issues New Report on Civilian Casualty Policy

    On February 1, 2019, the DOD issued a new report on civilian casualty policy. Among other things, the report directed that the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy name a senior civilian official, at or above the level of an Assistant Secretary of Defense to develop, coordinate, and oversee compliance with the policy of the Department relating to civilian casualties resulting from United States military operations. 

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Ready, Aim, Fire: Hypersonics, Directed Energy, Lasers
April 25, 2019 - The Defense Department's enduring mission is to provide combat-ready forces to deter war and protect the security of the United States. One of the ways DOD maintains the competitive edge of its troops is through a diverse system of research and development laboratories. DOD laboratories design new tools for cyber defense, evaluate new concepts for autonomous vehicles and advance military-critical technology in areas such as advanced computing, "big data" analytics, artificial intelligence, autonomy, robotics, directed energy, hypersonics, and biotechnology.

AFRL scientists, engineers to highlight technology advancements at DOD Lab Day
April 24, 2019 - Scientists and engineers from the Air Force Research Laboratory will highlight technology advancements in 13 different research areas in various stages of maturity during the third biennial Department of Defense Lab Day April 25, 2019, in the Pentagon center courtyard.

The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis holds a non-lethal weapons and Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) spray training course
April 6, 2019 - U.S. Navy Information Systems Technician Seaman Tyreke Jones, left, from St. Louis, participates in a non-lethal weapons and Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) spray training course.

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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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