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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

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)