In the News

Jan. 24, 2018

Non-lethal weapons on display at MacDill AFB range

Joint service military personnel from U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) had the opportunity to fire non-lethal weapons (NLW) at the MacDill Air force Base (AFB) firing range during a familiarization

Dec. 20, 2017

16th Special Troops ‘Vanguard’ Battalion develops leaders through innovative curriculum, staff ride

The 16th Special Troops Battalion recently conducted a staff ride to Oswiecim, Poland for all leaders at the platoon level and above.Oswiecim is probably known better by its German name during World

Dec. 20, 2017

15th MEU Marines have shocking experience

Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit just completed their final portion of the Law Enforcement’s Non-Lethal Weapons Course, which is a three day course in proper non-lethal weaponry

Dec. 8, 2017

Standing in the shoes of a defender: MILO training provides a realistic perspective

In the distance shots are fired as a teacher and her students are huddled by a lunch table shaking with fear. People are injured and scared because a local school is under attack by several active

Dec. 7, 2017

Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Jeffrey Rychener, a non-lethal weapons instructor, Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate (JNLWD), demonstrates the use of non-lethal weapons at Range 14 Charlie at Marine Corps

Dec. 7, 2017

Defenders refresh skills while deployed

The 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron participated in an ASP Baton refresher course on Dec. 1, 2017, highlighting the usage of non-lethal weapons available to their personnel.  “Having

Nov. 14, 2017

Military Police and Kuwaiti counterparts conduct partnership academy

Soldiers from 340th Military Police Battalion Theater Field Confinement Facility and their Kuwaiti counterparts conducted a five-week training program called Military Police Partnership Academy, Sept.

Nov. 8, 2017

Directed energy weapons research a new frontier for Air Force Medicine

On the battlefield of tomorrow, bullets and bombs will not be the only threat to U.S. military personnel. The rise of directed energy weapons is creating a need to understand the medical effects of

Nov. 1, 2017

Navy Expands Electromagnetic Maneuver Warfare for ‘Victory at Sea’

New electromagnetic maneuver warfare (EMW) capabilities are emerging from laboratories to make a vital operational impact in the Fleet, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) leaders

Oct. 27, 2017

Marines to get Star Trek phaser-like device for nonlethal weapon option

Marines will soon have a Star Trek phaser-like new green laser that can reach out and “warn or visually suppress” opponents without firing a round. The Ocular Interrupter System is essentially a green

Oct. 12, 2017

Leadership's shocking immersion

Chief Master Sgt. Elvin Young, 374th Airlift Wing command chief, volunteers to be tased during a 374th Security Forces Squadron less-lethal weapons demonstration, Oct. 11, 2017, at Yokota Air Base,

Oct. 5, 2017

British Royal Navy's First Sea Lord Visits NSWC Dahlgren Division

U.S. Navy officials briefed the top British naval officer and his delegation on current and emerging U.S. Navy technological programs during a tour here Oct. 2. U.K. Royal Navy First Sea Lord Adm. Sir

Sept. 26, 2017

Air Force releases call to industry for directed energy experimentation as part of Flight Plan

The Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation Office recently released a request for information to industry as part of market research analyses in support of an upcoming experimentation

Sept. 19, 2017

Citadel Protect Technology Demonstration 2017

For the Navy, security and force protection are major factors when keeping Sailors, assets and the installation safe. As a part of Commander, Navy Installations Command's (CNIC) mission to deliver

Sept. 11, 2017

Point Mugu Sea Range adds system to aid in weapons test, development

The U.S. Navy's Point Mugu Sea Range has adopted a new directed energy test atmospherics-based system that may turn out to revolutionize the Navy's ability to measure and predict weather conditions on

Aug. 21, 2017

NOLES FTX kicks off in Sri Lanka

U.S. Marines and Sri Lankan Armed Forces attend the opening ceremony for the Non-Lethal Executive Seminar, marking the start of the field training exercise at Welissara Navy Base, Sri Lanka, August

Aug. 18, 2017

III MEF Marines conduct OC training aboard Camp Hansen

Marines with the Camp Hansen Camp Guard Detachment completed oleoresin capsicum training qualification on August, 16, 2017, in order to maintain mission readiness and to prepare new augments to

Aug. 11, 2017

Non-Lethal Weapons (NLW) in NATO and National Concepts

A report for COMISAF recommended “a ‘deep dive’ to identify non-lethal capabilities and options”, as initial data showed 80-90% reductions in undesired outcomes (own force casualties or civilian

Aug. 1, 2017

ATG Pacific Northwest Enhances Anti-Terrorism Readiness With FATS

Afloat Training Group Pacific Northwest (ATGPNW) Anti-terrorism (AT) Training Team is conducting annual small arms sustainment training utilizing a Fire Arms Training Simulator (FATS) April 25, 2017

July 28, 2017

MPM DEWs and their Effect on Electronic Targets

Directed-energy weapons (DEWs) show great promise for the U.S. Warfighter in that they are a speed-of-light, all-weather weapon that can generate a relatively unlimited number of low-cost shots and