What is it?
The Joint Integration Program (JIP) provides a joint-service approach to the research and evaluation necessary to optimize Non-Lethal Capability Sets (NLCS) and Escalation-of-Force Mission Modules (EoF MM) capabilities.
Non-lethal capability sets and mission modules are boxed sets of pre-determined commercial and government off-the-shelf weapons, devices, and munitions. This equipment supports missions ranging from humanitarian relief to combat operations. NLCS/EoF MMs are broken down into sub-modules to include entry control point, vehicle check point, crowd control, and detainee operations.
The JIP provides biennial industry engagement opportunities such as vendor symposiums, advanced planning briefs to industry, and range events to assist with service-to-industry information sharing. The JIP also holds monthly industry engagement meetings to assist with identifying commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) materiel solutions to mitigate Service-specific capability gaps.
The Services and other government agencies participate in the JIP through a forum, during which participants exchange lessons learned about the employment of non-lethal weapons in both training and operational environments.
Program accomplishments include increased awareness of technology advancements, validation of emerging capabilities, identification of joint leveraging strategies, and expansion of education and training opportunities. Approximately 25 consumer report evaluations of non-lethal weapons, devices, and munitions have been completed to date. In addition, COTS item qualifications are more cost effective than resourcing the development of an entirely new item. Recent efforts include the Squid SQ.410 translation device development and a Oleoresin Capsicum dispenser evaluation.
The program is guided by a Joint Memorandum of Agreement and voting members from the following organizations:
- Department of Defense
- U.S. Army
- U.S. Marine Corps
- U.S. Navy
- U.S. Air Force
- Department of Homeland Security
- U.S. Coast Guard
The JIP forum also includes non-voting members from the Department of Defense’s Special Operations Command and other government agencies, such as the Department of State, Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and National Guard Bureau.