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The U.S. Department of Defense Non-Lethal Weapons Program appreciates corporations and organizations that are interested in furthering the development of the next generation of non-lethal weapons, devices and munitions.

The Department of Defense Non-Lethal Weapons Program has identified several specific capability requirements that non-lethal weapons can address. These requirements include both counter-personnel and counter-materiel tasks. More information about Department of Defense non-lethal weapon requirements, including a list of identified Department of Defense non-lethal weapon requirements, is available here.

Please use the links below to access U.S. Government federal business and procurement opportunities related to non-lethal weapons. Interested parties should refer to the specific business or procurement opportunity for the appropriate response procedure.

U.S. Government federal business and procurement opportunities related to non-lethal weapons can be searched at:


Industry Day / Symposia Announcements

NSWCDD Hosts Virtual Industry Day with Naval Surface Technology & Innovation Consortium (Click to go to web page)

Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) leadership gathered virtually on Dec. 6 with representatives from private industry and academia to discuss areas of potential collaboration within NSWCDD’s work on technologically superior warfare systems for the 21st century. The 2021 Naval Surface Technology & Innovation Consortium (NSTIC) Industry Day event included NSTIC members, and briefings from NSWCDD provided by Contracting Department Head Mike Busansky, Technical Director Dale Sisson, SES and Chief Technology Officer Jennifer Clift.

Sisson discussed the five strategic goals and their component technical thrusts that anchor Dahlgren’s strategic plan for the years 2021-2025. Clift noted the importance of strong working relationships between the Navy, private industry and academia to achieve these goals. Such partnerships and collaborative agreements “enable sharing of resources and ideas, solve problems faster” and “benefit the local and U.S. economy,” her presentation noted.

Dahlgren’s position at the forefront of federal research and development provides a considerable economic incentive for organizations to do business with the government and help support the nation’s defense. NSWCDD’s total annual budget amounts to $1.8 billion, according to the presentation, with the largest single category of expenditures ($954 million per year) supporting a wide variety of contracts with private industry. Contract personnel also make up approximately 40% of the workforce at NSWCDD. The total workforce at NSWCDD numbers more than 8,600 and accounts for $750 million per year in payroll and labor expenditures.

NSWCDD technical area managers also provided briefings on subjects such as manufacturing, cybersecurity, sensor systems, directed energy lasers, drones, lethality, digital engineering, launcher systems and projectiles. The speakers also provided broad examples of the types of challenges and high tech solutions that are likely to appear in future Navy contract opportunities.

The 2021 NSTIC Industry Day audience was composed of members of the NSTIC. The consortium represents more than 1,000 industry and academic organizations with specializations in advanced technology and naval warfare. In addition to the Dec. 6 virtual briefing, consortium members met face to face with NSWCDD leadership on Dec. 7 and 8.

The next virtual industry day is tentatively scheduled for June 1, 2022.


Active Business Opportunities

  • Research and Technology Development Support Services: The Joint Intermediate Force Capabilities Office (JIFCO) Quantico, VA, currently has a requirement to obtain contractor services to provide research and development support services. The scope of the potential contract will include accomplishing research and technology development; technical, scientific, and program analyses; systems integration and systems engineering tasks. It will provide for deliverables encompassing experimental research (including bioeffects research); test and evaluation; prototype development and demonstration; and computational modeling and simulation.

  • Air Force reaches out to industry for high-power microwaves, sensors, testing for electromagnetic warfare: U.S. Air Force electromagnetic warfare experts are asking industry to perform vulnerability testing on several electronic systems to help determine the effectiveness of potential high-power electromagnetic (HPEM) weapons.

  • AFRL Launches 5-year BAA for High Power Electromagnetic Research: The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Directed Energy Directorate has issued a five-year closed broad agency announcement for project proposals on high-power electromagnetics modeling (HPEM) and effects.
  • Non-Lethal Instructional Services:  Marine Corps Installations National Capital Region- Regional Contracting Office (MCINCR-RCO) has a requirement to provide support Non-Lethal instructional services at Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) venues, such as, the Army War College, the Navy Warfare College and many other JPME venues.
  • Research and Technology Development Support Services:  This RFI constitutes market research to help JIFCO formulate an acquisition plan / strategy to obtain contractor services to provide research and development support services. 

Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate Joint Integration Program Advanced Planning Briefs to Industry

No current Advanced Planning Briefs to Industry. The briefs available here are for informational/historical purposes and will be updated before the next Industry Day, Schedule TBD.





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