In the News

May 15, 2009

Airburst Non-Lethal Munition Reaches Milestone B

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. – On March 30, the U.S. Army Program Executive Officer for Soldier Weapons approved the Milestone B decision for the Airburst Non-Lethal Munition (ANLM). This decision moves

May 11, 2009

Field, NLW training blossoms camaraderie between US, Moroccan forces

TIFNIT, Morocco – About 36 military policemen from Military Police Company, Headquarters Battalion, 4th Marine Division, participated in non-lethal weapons training and weapons familiarization fires

April 21, 2009

Crowd and Riot: Controlling the Crowd Before It Controls You

CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo – A young man, no more than 21 years old, sits on a packed bus knowing that he is about to participate in a riot. He doesn't know how the day is going to turn out; all he knows

April 15, 2009

New Zealand Defense Force Officers Learn about Non-Lethal Capabilities in the Escalation of Force

QUANTICO, Va. – Officers from the New Zealand Defense Force paid a visit to the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate in Quantico, Va., on April 6, to learn more about non-lethal weapons capabilities.

April 3, 2009

Marines complete training with tears of different kind

OKINAWA, Japan – With tears in their eyes, snot running down their faces and adrenaline pumping through their veins, Marines from the III Marine Expeditionary Force completed the last part of

April 3, 2009

Yes, I can hear you now; non-lethal acoustic hailing device demonstrated

MCB QUANTICO, Va. – The Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate held a demonstration of an Acoustic Hailing Device, March 26. An AHD is a non-lethal, long-range hailing and warning device capable of

March 24, 2009

Soldiers Deploying for Kosovo Receive Non-Lethal Weapons Training

HOHENFELS, Germany – Non-lethal weapons (NLWs) play an important role in military peacekeeping missions across the world. In Kosovo, a country striving to overcome ethnic hostilities, U.S. military

March 18, 2009

Non-Lethal Weapons: Essential Capabilities for Irregular Warfare

QUANTICO, Va. – As the U.S. expands its irregular warfare capabilities, non-lethal weapons can play an increasingly important role in helping the U.S. achieve its goals abroad.There's no denying the

March 9, 2009

Air Force Conference Features Active Denial System

ATLANTA, Ga. – As the U.S. military continues to modernize its capabilities, non-lethal weapons are becoming increasingly important as an additional option to enable warfighters to accomplish their

March 9, 2009

Improved Flash-Bang Grenade Team Wins Technology Transition Award

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The U.S. Air Force team researching the human effects characterization of the improved flash-bang grenade recently won the David M. Clark Technology Transition Award for 2008. The

Feb. 19, 2009

Non-Lethal Weapons: The Right Tools for the Job

QUANTICO, Va. – Non-lethal weapons, described by some as “smart power,” can help bridge the gap between hard and soft power.In a recent Foreign Affairs article, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates

Feb. 9, 2009

Marine Forces Europe instructors sharpen incoming Kosovo Forces soldier's non-lethal weapons skills

HOHENFELS, Germany – Three instructors from Marine Forces Europe (MFE) lent their non-lethal weapons skills to soldiers from the California National Guard during a five-day training evolution here.The

Feb. 5, 2009

Army Integrates Non-Lethal Capability Sets into Deploying Units

FORT DIX, N.J. – The Department of Defense's Non-Lethal Weapons Program has reached a significant milestone with the U.S. Army's Non-Lethal Capability Set. The Army is now integrating NLCSs and

Jan. 14, 2009

DoD Non-Lethal Weapons Program Annual Report 2008 is Now Available Online

QUANTICO, Va. – The DoD Non-Lethal Weapons Program Annual Report 2008 is now available online. The 26-page comprehensive report details how the DoD Non-Lethal Weapons Program has been actively

Jan. 11, 2009

Raiders conduct non-lethal munitions training at Forward Operating Base Falcon

FORWARD OPERATING BASE FALCON, Iraq – Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers conducted familiarization training with non-lethal munitions, Jan. 9 – 10, at Forward Operating Base Falcon in southern

Jan. 9, 2009

Soldiers preview weapons; Non-lethal technology offers new capabilities

FORT DIX, N.J. – Soldiers of the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team will have available some of the latest non-lethal capabilities to man checkpoints and conduct detainee operations during their

Jan. 8, 2009

SOTG prepares Marines for nonlethal conflict

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – The recent riots in Greece showed the destructive power and unpredictable nature of mob violence. Meanwhile, a group of Marines here trained on nonlethal methods to respond to

Jan. 7, 2009

DoD and DHS Work to Non-Lethally Stop Suspicious Vessels

Marathon, Fla. – The U.S. Coast Guard and the Department of Defense’s Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate (JNLWD) recently conducted a demonstration of a developmental non-lethal weapon designed to

Jan. 6, 2009

Research and Development Center Develops Cutting-Edge Applications to Help Coast Guard Achieve Missions

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard’s Research and Development (R&D) Center in Groton, Conn., is currently performing research, development, testing and evaluation on approximately 70 applications to

Dec. 29, 2008

Picatinny lab dazzles participants with non-lethal studies

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. – How could Soldiers determine if suspicious vehicles contain innocent civilians or dangerous insurgents? Are there ways to suppress an insurgent from opening fire on Soldiers