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    Non-Lethal Directed Energy Weapons and the National Defense Strategy

    Ms. Susan Levine, JNLWD Deputy Director for Policy and Strategy, briefed the relationship of Non-Lethal DE Weapons to the most recent National Defense Strategy at the 2018 Direced Energy 2 DC Exhibition.


    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

Ohio National Guard builds partnerships at Platinum Wolf 2018
June 11, 2018 - Nearly 45 members of the Ohio National Guard’s 838th Military Police Company arrived in the Republic of Serbia June 10 to participate in exercise Platinum Wolf.  The two-week, multinational peacekeeping exercise will bring 10 nations together to enhance military cooperation and interoperability at Serbia’s South Base and Borovac Training Area, June

Marines Forward-Deploy Portable Drone-Killing System
June 4, 2018 - Forward-deployed Marines are using a new system to protect U.S. troops from the threat of cheap and lethal unmanned aerial vehicles, the service told USNI News last week. The Marine Corps’ Ground-Based Air Defense (GBAD) Counter-UAS system was developed over the last two years to detect, identify, track and defeat small unmanned aircraft are that

GA-EMS to Develop High Energy Density Capacitors for US Navy's HPM Systems
June 4, 2018 - The US Navy has awarded a new contract to General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) for the development of advanced, high energy density capacitors. The deal has been awarded by the navy through the Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium (DOTC) and the capacitors will be used in high-power microwave (HPM) weapon systems. GA-EMS will use

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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.

 Vision      Mission      Definition

Non-Lethal Weapons in NATO and National Concepts