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Feb. 10, 2017

BSRF 17.1 conducts Non-Lethal Weapons training [Photo]

A U.S. Marine with Black Sea Rotation Force 17.1 endures oleoresin capsicum (OC) contamination during non-lethal weapons training aboard Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania on Feb. 10, 2017.

Jan. 31, 2017

Non-Lethal Weapons Instructor Course

NLW Training for Base Security.

Jan. 24, 2017

Ready to defend

Security Forces defenders put their use of force knowledge and less-lethal weapons training to the test in the “shoot house,” a portion of a warehouse set up for tactical training, where they were given various scenarios and had to decide what level of force, if any, to apply.

Jan. 16, 2017

Non-Lethal Weapons Instructor Course

Students with the Non-Lethal weapons Instructor Course form a shield formation on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan. Marines, Sailors, Airmen and Japanese security guards complete a week long Non-Lethal

Jan. 7, 2017

Marines complete non-lethal weapons course

U.S. Marines assigned to the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa learned how to employ non-lethal weapon systems at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy.

Dec. 15, 2016

Advancing through experience – 131st MP Co. deploys to GITMO

Soldiers assigned to the 131st Military Police Company, South Carolina Army National Guard, deployed to Guantanamo Naval Base, Cuba.

Dec. 15, 2016

Non-Lethal Weapons and the Law of Armed Conflict: Minimizing Civilian Casualties on the Battlefield

There have been tens of thousands of civilian casualties in the post-September 11th, 2003 invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. Many of these deaths have been a result of enemy action,2 but despite exercising reasonable precautions, and with a command focus on reducing civilian casualties,3 civilian deaths have occurred as a direct result of U.S. combat operations.

Dec. 2, 2016

OC, OC, OC! | Marines endure non-lethal weapons training

SPMAGTF-CR-AF Marines conducted non-lethal training at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, Dec. 2, 2016. During the week-long course, Marines endured taser training, mechanical arm control holds, OC exposure and riot control techniques.

Dec. 15, 2009

Light and Sound Experiments Show Non-Lethal Applications

DAHLGREN, Va. – The Department of Defense’s Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program (JNLWP) recently sponsored combined non-lethal light and sound human effects and military utility experiments. The Directed

Dec. 15, 2009

Researchers Test Non-Lethal Laser Windshield Obscuration Technology

DAHLGREN, Va. – The Department of Defense’s Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program (JNLWP) is working to meet warfighter needs by developing technologies to fill identified capability gaps. One of the

Dec. 15, 2009

Improved Flash-Bang Grenade Team Wins Air Force Science Award

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – As part of the Department of Defense effort to outfit warfighters with non-lethal escalation-of-force capabilities, a U.S. Air Force team has been studying the human effects

Dec. 15, 2009

Chris Csanadi Deckard Wins Award for Non-Lethal Work

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – A senior scientist and program manager who supports the Department of Defense's Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program recently won an award for her work, which includes non-lethal

Dec. 11, 2009

Laser Bioeffects Research a Dazzling SBIR Success

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – A research team from Air Force Research Laboratory's 711th Human Performance Wing recently completed the first-ever documentation of a phenomena imparting key

Dec. 10, 2009

Researchers Demonstrate Improved ADS Beam

DAHLGREN, Va. – The Active Denial System (ADS), a developmental directed energy, counter-personnel weapon, has the potential to provide an important new escalation-of-force capability to U.S.

Dec. 1, 2009

Texas Guard deploys non-lethal weapons

McGREGOR RANGE, N.M. – Guardsmen from the 72nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team felt the effects of thousands of volts throughout their body as they were tased during detainee operations training here.

Nov. 25, 2009

First Marines to test EOF module equipment

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Many Marines may not find it difficult to utilize deadly force in serious conditions, but when the circumstances call for something less permanent, Marines will be prepared to

Nov. 15, 2009

7th Iraqi Army Division leads advances in riot control

CAMP MEJID, Iraq – In an instant, an assembly of hostile pedestrians can flood the streets of a city with one mission — to make their point known through force. Small business owners' livelihoods can

Oct. 30, 2009

Conference and Capabilities Exercise 2009 Features Non-Lethal Capabilities

STUTTGART, Germany – The Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program (JNLWP) is increasing awareness of non-lethal weapons (NLWs) throughout the U.S. European Command (EUCOM) and U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM)

Sept. 14, 2009

United States May Join NATO’s Non-Lethal Weapons Defence Against Terrorism Initiative

QUANTICO, Va. – International Security Assistance Force, the NATO command in Afghanistan, is looking to increase its non-lethal capabilities. In response to a direct ISAF request for non-lethal