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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.

Sept. 14, 2009

Non-Lethal Thermal Laser Prototype Evaluated

QUANTICO, Va. – As the U.S. military works to develop additional escalation-of-force options for warfighters, many directed-energy technologies are emerging as promising solutions to address

Aug. 15, 2009

Optical Distracters Give Warfighters Escalation-of-Force Options

QUANTICO, Va. – As U.S. troops overseas continue to face the daily challenges of irregular warfare, non-lethal optical distracters are providing critical escalation-of-force options in situations

June 9, 2009

Taze Me Bro

Sioux City, Iowa – It was definitely not another boring day in the classroom for law enforcement at the 185th Air Refueling Wing as local area law enforcement officers and security police personnel

March 9, 2009

Air Force Conference Features Active Denial System

ATLANTA, Ga. – As the U.S. military continues to modernize its capabilities, non-lethal weapons are becoming increasingly important as an additional option to enable warfighters to accomplish their

March 9, 2009

Improved Flash-Bang Grenade Team Wins Technology Transition Award

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The U.S. Air Force team researching the human effects characterization of the improved flash-bang grenade recently won the David M. Clark Technology Transition Award for 2008. The

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

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.

Jan. 26, 2007

DoD Shows Off Non-lethal Energy Weapon

WASHINGTON – The Defense Department this week unveiled its first non-lethal, counterpersonnel, directed-energy weapon. The Active Denial System works by emitting a directed beam of millimeter wave