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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.

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Active Business Opportunities

  • VIPER Sources Sought
  • The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) is issuing this sources sought and request for information synopsis as a means of conducting market research to identify parties having an interest to support the Vessel Incapacitating Power Effect Radiation (VIPER) program of the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate (JNLWD). The VIPER program is a research and development-based Operational Utility Assessment (OUA) sponsored by the JNLWD that will provide a non-lethal, potentially reversible vessel stopping capability for the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement community.
  • Directed Energy (DE) Experimentation Event Air Base Defense Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems (C-UAS) Invitation to Participate
  • The Office of Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation (SDPE), Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), Wright Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), is conducting an experimentation campaign to assess the military utility of directed energy technology to counter unmanned aircraft systems (DE C-UAS). SDPE is issuing this ITP to assess industry's capability, capacity and interest in providing DE platforms that will offer cost-effective assets (i.e., assets having low procurement, operating and sustainment costs) in the future United States Air Force (USAF) force structure.
  • 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.
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