Why Non-Lethal Weapons?
Non-lethal weapons (NLWs) deliver discriminate and reversible effects without causing unnecessary destruction or loss of life. Skilled application of NLWs supports mission objectives by complementing lethal force without unintentionally initiating, escalating, or prolonging extensive (and expensive) hostilities.
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Non-Lethal Weapons in NATO and National Concepts
Current Intermediate Force Capabilities
Developmental Intermediate Force Capabilities
Future Intermediate Force Capabilities
Vessel Incapacitating Power Effect Radiation (VIPER) Program is a Research and Development Based Operational Utility Assessment
The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) is issuing this sources sought and request for information synopsis as a means of conducting market research to identify parties having an interest to support the Vessel Incapacitating Power Effect Radiation (VIPER) program of the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate (JNLWD). The VIPER program is a research and development-based Operational Utility Assessment (OUA) sponsored by the JNLWD that will provide a non-lethal, potentially reversible vessel stopping capability for the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement community. This approach provides a safer and more effective means to subdue non-compliant vessels within a dynamic environment.
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REPORTS ON THE PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS IN ARMED CONFLICT
United Nations Assistance Mission: Afghanistan (UNAMA) prepares regular reports in accordance with its UN Security Council mandate, undertaking a range of activities aimed at minimizing the impact of the armed conflict on civilians. Since 2012, the reports have been prepared jointly with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). Reports using a consistent methodology have been maintained since 2009. Note that earlier reports from 2007 and 2008 follow a previous reporting system and are included here for reference purposes only.
First Quarter, 2019 Report
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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