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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 Announcements

  •     No NLW Related Industry Days Scheduled At This Time.

Active Business Opportunities

  •  Capability Request for Information (CRFI) for Directed Energy Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems (DE C-UAS)
  • The Air Force Research Lab's Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation Group is conducting market research analysis in support of an anticipated experiment using a high energy laser (HEL) or high power microwave (HPM) to conduct precision airborne offensive strike and aircraft defense against Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAMs) or Air-to-Air Missiles (AAMs).
  • Request for Information High Power Microwave Vessel Stopping Prototype
  • NSWCDD on behalf of the Gun and Electric Weapon Systems Department (E), Directed Energy and Pulsed Power Division (E10) is seeking information on candidate concepts and enabling technologies for a High Power Microwave (HPM) Vessel Stopping Prototype.
  • M1116, M1012 and M1013, 12 Gauge Non-Lethal Cartridges
  • The U.S. Army Contracting Command - New Jersey (ACC-NJ) on behalf of the Office of the Project Manager, Close Combat Systems (PM CCS) and the U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command, Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (RDECOM-ARDEC), Picatinny Arsenal, NJ is issuing this sources sought notice 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 12 Gauge Non-Lethal Cartridges.
  • Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Modular Payloads and Enhancements
  • Investigate commercial or developmental UUV capability enhancements that will result in increased UUV speed and positional/placement accuracy for purposes of delivering the effector payload in objective 1. The ease with which these capability enhancements are compatible and can be integrated into commercial UUVs is of interest. Submittals that suggest a developmental vehicle or other method to deliver the effect from an underwater platform will be accepted and reviewed in the study as well. The ability of a UUV to effectively deliver the effector(s) from objective 1 is also of interest.
  • JPME Education and Outreach
  • The JNLWP facilitates meeting the current and future non-lethal force application and force protection needs of warfighters across the spectrum of operations through identification and understanding of current and projected operational requirements and capability gaps; identifying and developing technologies into operationally suitable and effective less-lethal solutions that are cost­ effective; facilitating acquisition and fielding of less-lethal capabilities; and advancing Non-Lethal Weapon (NLW) awareness through strategic communications and education.
  • Directed Energy (DE) Experimentation Event, Air Base Defense Counter- Unmanned Aerial Systems (C-UAS)
  • The Office of Strategic Developing Planning and Experimentation (SDPE), Air Force Material Command is conducting an experimentation campaign to test the military utility of directed energy to counter unmanned aerial systems.    

    SDPE anticipates inviting approximately four respondents bring their systems to a Fall 2018 demonstration at White Sands missile range to prototype their military utility.    

  • CDD Support Service IDIQ
  • Based on market research and other analysis the CDD Professional Services contract shall be solicited as a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) set-aside using competitive procedures amongst SDVOSBs.  The contract type will be a Firm Fixed Price (FFP) multiple award Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract.  The IDIQ contract will consist of Fixed Price CLINs for support services and cost reimbursable CLINs for Travel.  Base IDIQ awards will be made to approximately four (4) SDVOSB contractors.  The SDVOSB IDIQ awardees will be provided Fair Opportunity to compete for all within scope CDD requirements.  The projected period of performance for the IDIQ will be a five year ordering period.   

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