In the News

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

Dec. 23, 2008

Maritime Evaluation Assesses Non-Lethal Weapons

YORKTOWN, Va. &ndash Non-lethal weapons have the potential to provide tremendous new capabilities to U.S. military forces in protection of ports and high-value assets at sea. Working to develop these

Dec. 22, 2008

Peacekeeping Training Focuses Less on Combat, More on Control, Compliance

BUTLERVILLE, Ind. – Soldiers who deploy to Iraq and Afghanistan must be trained to engage in combat using the latest in lethal-weapons technology. But for soldiers preparing to deploy on a

Dec. 10, 2008

NATO Honors Non-Lethal Weapons Study

BUCHAREST, Romania – A study on the effectiveness of non-lethal weapons recently received a prestigious NATO award.The North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO’s) Research and Technology

Nov. 24, 2008

Army Beefs Up Non-lethal Capabilities

FORT DRUM, N.Y. – U.S. soldiers are trained to use non-lethal force as much as possible. But until recently, not every soldier had “the right mix” of tools and capabilities to meet those goals, an

Nov. 24, 2008

Soldiers Pleased With Non-lethal Capabilities

FORT DRUM, N.Y. – Having non-lethal capabilities is a valuable asset to soldiers in combat, because even the most hostile situation can be resolved without lethal measures, Army Staff Sgt. Eric

Nov. 21, 2008

Non-Lethal Weapons Fielded for Familiarization

MCB QUANTICO, Va. – As the Corps’ role in peacekeeping and humanitarian operations continues to grow, so do options for warfighters. Non-lethal weapons provide an important capability to help

Oct. 15, 2008

MPs add nonlethal weapons to arsenal

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii – Soldiers from the 39th Military Police Detachment, 45th Sustainment Brigade, have a new set of nonlethal tools at their disposal. MPs received training in the newest

Sept. 25, 2008

Marine Forces Europe Demonstrate Non-Lethal Weapons Capabilities

STUTTGART, Germany – Marine Forces Europe today showcased its non-lethal weapons program, which program manager Lt. Col. Holden Dunham told visiting civilian leaders brings unique capability to U.S.

Aug. 29, 2008

Active Denial System Demonstrates Capabilities at CENTCOM

TAMPA, Fla. – CENTCOM Deputy Commander Major General John Allen and other senior officials received an in-depth briefing on the non-lethal Active Denial System (ADS) Aug. 7, 2008, at CENTCOM

Aug. 14, 2008

374th Security Forces members train with tasers

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan – Members of the 374th Security Forces Squadron here participated in taser training August 14. Several members of the unit learned how to operate the M26 and X26C tasers, and

Aug. 4, 2008

Army fields first Brigade Nonlethal Capability Set

FORT STEWART, Ga. – Army brigades now have a new set of nonlethal products in their arsenal. The Army recently fielded the first Brigade Nonlethal Capability Set to members of the 1st Heavy Brigade

July 15, 2008

III MEF Unit Shares Non-Lethal Tactics with Bangladeshi Service Members, Law Enforcement Personnel

PEELKHANA, DHAKA, Bangladesh – Okinawa-based Marines and Sailors shared non-lethal tactics with more than 100 Bangladeshi service members and local law-enforcement personnel July 12 – 21 during a

June 24, 2008

Reserve MPs share experience, training with Moroccans during African Lion 08

TIFNIT, Morocco – More than 55 Marines and sailors from Military Police Company, Headquarters Battalion, 4th Marine Division participated in peace keeping operations training with members of the 7th

May 23, 2008

Marines receive laser safety training

AT-TAQADDUM, Iraq – More than 30 service members received a three-hour crash course on laser weapon systems May 16, designed to give them enough information to instruct others in their units on basic

April 29, 2008

Guard Enlisted Leaders Get Lesson in Nonlethal Weapons

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – It was 20 times more painful, more debilitating, than any electrical shock she had ever experienced. Yet, a few minutes later, Arkansas National Guard state Command Sgt. Maj.

April 11, 2008

Don't tase me, Airman!

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – The 17th Security Forces Squadron has added one more weapon to their arsenal, but this one is non-lethal: the electronic control device commonly known as a Taser.