Firing an FN-303 Less Lethal Launching System


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



Active Business Opportunities

  • 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. 
  •  Ultra-Short-Pulse Fiber Laser Technology : The U.S. Air Force laser weapons experts are reaching out to industry for enabling technologies that could lead to ultra-short-pulse fiber lasers for future directed-energy weapons.

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.





Expired Business Opportunities

  •  9-Bang Flash Bang Grenade  Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane anticipates issuing a request for proposals (RFP) for a 5-year, Firm-Fixed Priced (FFP), Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract for 9-Bang Flash Bang Grenades. The 9-Bang Flash Bang Grenade will consist of a grenade with a fuze, delay, and energetic compositions to produce nine (9) flashes and bangs from a top and/or bottom venting device. This is a diversionary hand grenade meant to distract personnel. This acquisition is under North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code 332993. The Government requires a minimum quantity of 1,000 grenades with an estimated contract maximum dollar value of $16,000,000.

  • Counter Unmanned Aircraft System Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) is conducting a market outreach to identify potential sources for the capability of manufacturing and delivering a Counter Drone or Counter-Unmanned Aircraft System (C-UAS) or similar product.  Counter-drone technology also known as C-UAS, or Counter-Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (C-UAV) technology refers to systems used to detect and/or intercept unmanned aircraft. Responses to this RFI allow MARCORSYSCOM to identify potential industry capabilities as well as technology capabilities.

  • Counter Electronic High Power Microwave Extended Range Air Base Defense (CHIMERA) The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) aims to finish the Counter Electronic High-power Microwave Extended Range Air Base Air Defense (CHIMERA) program, taking an assembled prototype system through tests and demonstrations to verify and validate that it performs as expected before performing a warfighter integration exercise in preparation to transition the prototype system into a program of record. This effort focuses on the test and demonstration of CHIMERA as well as all activities required to support them.

  • Less Lethal Launcher
    Solicitation by USAF to purchase 4 FN303 Less Lethal Launchers.

  • M1116, 12-Gauge Extended Range Non-Lethal Marking Cartridge
    Sources sought synopsis as a means of conducting market research to identify potential sources having an interest and industry technologies available to support/provide the manufacture, inspection, testing, and delivery of the M1116, 12-Gauge Extended Range Non-Lethal Marking Cartridge (ERNL).

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