In the News

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

July 25, 2017

Developing and Fielding Non-Lethal Weapons: The Marine Corps and Army Approach

Changes in modern warfare have included a remarkable shift in the international security mosaic. While threats from traditional state actors still exist, threats from nonstate actors have emerged in

June 29, 2017

Navy Awards Four Contracts to Support Research and Development of Non-Lethal Weapons

The Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division announced awards for the Non-Lethal Weapons (NLW) Research and Development (R&D) Indefinite Delivery,

June 26, 2017

Laser Weapons Bring Sharp Advantages to the Battlefield

The Army and Navy are increasingly incorporating laser weapons on a limited number of platforms and training exercises, according to Matthew Ketner, branch chief of the High Energy Laser Controls and Integration Directorate at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, Virginia.

June 23, 2017

Engagement Skills Trainer Prepares Soldiers for Future Operations

The Engagement Skills Trainer II on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, is a virtual simulation trainer that assists Soldiers with the basic fundamentals of marksmanship, as well as collective and escalation of force training before conducting live ranges or operations. The EST II cuts down the cost and resources a unit would have to spend in order to train at a live range.

May 31, 2017

Pacific Partnership 2017 Draws To a Close

Pacific Partnership 2017 was the first Pacific Partnership mission to visit Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan Navy hosted a large scale humanitarian aid and disaster response field training exercise (FTX)

May 19, 2017

AF showcases game-changing technologies at DOD Lab Day

Scientists and engineers from the Air Force Research Laboratory presented 16 technology research projects in various stages of maturity during the second biennial Department of Defense Lab Day May 18,

May 17, 2017

Phoenix Express 2017 kicks off with Opening Ceremony

Phoenix Express, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command and facilitated by U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet (CNE-CNA/C6F), is designed to improve regional cooperation, increase maritime domain

May 12, 2017

Non-lethal training: Defense of the American embassies

Marines with Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit give commands to a simulated mob during Composite Training Unit Exercise aboard USS Pearl Harbor

May 11, 2017

Black Sea Rotation Force Marines Train with Romanian Law Enforcement

Romanian law enforcement officials get hands-on training with riot shields, batons, and tasers during a law enforcement training held by U.S. Marines at U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania, May 11, 2017.

May 8, 2017

Tears Under the Sun: SPMAGTF-CR-CC Marines Conduct non-lethal weapons training

U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Brandon Gilbow, non-lethal weapons instructor and detainee operations chief with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, observes Marines receiving proper shielding techniques during a one-week non-lethal weapons class while forward deployed in the Middle East, May 8, 2017. The training ensures SPMAGTF Marines are prepared to respond to a variety of scenarios that may occur across the USCENTCOM area of operations. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a well-trained crisis response unit that has the ability to project combat power over vast distances using organic aviation, logistical, and ground combat assets.

May 3, 2017

Lawmakers Say It’s Time For Navy To Field New Unmanned Systems, Energy Weapons

Lawmakers are happy with the Navy’s progress developing unmanned systems and directed energy weapons but would like to see more effort operationalizing and fielding these technologies, the chairman

April 28, 2017

MCESG Non-Lethal training

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Louis H. Flores, left, instructor advisor with Marine Corps Embassy Security Group sprays a student during oleoresin capsicum spray training at Weapons Training Battalion,

April 22, 2017

Stronger Together than Apart

A safe, stable and secure Africa is in the best interest of the United States and its allied countries. In effort to elevate and strengthen military forces and relationships, Exercise African Lion 17 (AL), held in Morocco, was created to establish our commitment to African security and peace support operations.

April 18, 2017

Soldiers use laser system to destroy drone during exercise

An experimental system on a Stryker destroyed a drone without firing a bullet or making a sound, the Army reports.

April 18, 2017

Containing the riot: Japanese grunts receive non lethal weapons training

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan – Protesters yell and chant, while a riot control platoon comes rolling in like Thor, the Norse god of thunder. The protesters began to charge, but the platoon

April 15, 2017

US Marines, Sailors train with Papua New Guinea Defense Force in preparation for APEC 2018

U.S. Marines and Sailors embarked aboard USS Comstock arrived in Port Moresby, April 15, 2017, for a Theater Security Cooperation engagement with the Papua New Guinea Defense Force.

April 3, 2017

Sponsored research funding is a win-win for both AFIT students and the sponsors

One notable contribution from the results of sponsored research projects is development of physics-based models for directed energy systems with emphasis on atmospheric propagation effects. AFIT’s Center for Directed Energy assists a number of DoD programs for directed energy weapons development to effectively utilize the models.

March 22, 2017

AFRICOM science advisors focus on solving warfighter challenges

AFRICOM's Science, Technology & Innovation office leads and manages the acceleration of capability development through activities that support the Command's vision, strategy, campaign plans, operations and exercises.