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    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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704th Test Group successfully leads Directed Energy Experimentation Campaign
Jan. 22, 2019 - The Air Force Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation office at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, tasked the 704th TG Directed Energy Combined Task Force at Kirtland Air Force Base to execute the DE Experimentation Campaign. The task force is an operating unit of Arnold Engineering Development Complex, which is headquartered at Arnold AFB, Tennessee. The Directed Energy Combined Task Force was developed after the secretary of the Air Force signed the Air Force Directed Energy Weapons Flight Plan, charting a course to transition DE weapons to operational users. Part of the flight plan, headed by the SDPE office, is to execute the DE Experimentation Campaign.

Taking aim at non-lethal tactics
Nov. 20, 2018 - Members of the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program conducted a demonstration of various munitions at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Nov. 8, 2018.

Use of Force: RAF Mildenhall Defenders ensure effective security response
Nov. 15, 2018 - The 100th Security Force Squadron Defenders and augmentees are required to make split-second decisions when approached aggressively, and determine the level of self-defense in order to make a “bad guy” compliant. “Use of Force training is definitely important when a security forces member must defend themselves, and having the justification as to why they used that level of force,” said Staff Sgt. Anthony Bruner, 100th Security Force Squadron trainer.

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Why Non-Lethal Weapons?

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