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

Directed Energy Science and Technology Symposium: 

West Point, NY, March 9 to March 13 2020 - The Annual DE S&T Symposium focuses on subsystems and component research and development aspects of DE in a mixed access environment. Portions of the symposium will be conducted at the Secret level, and others at the unclassified, but limited, distribution level. The symposium's committee intends to offer unclassified and open sessions so that all attendees will have participation options at all times. Proceedings of the symposium will be published.


Active Business Opportunities

  •  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.
  •  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.

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

No current Advanced Planning Briefs to Industry.

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