General Atomics Capacitors Selected for Non-Lethal Vehicle Stopper

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February 12, 2018 | Originally published by Date Line: February 12 on

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it has been awarded a contract from the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate (JNLWD) through the Department of Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium (DOTC) to develop and supply advanced, high energy density capacitors for integration into a non-lethal Pre-Emplaced Vehicle Stopper (PEVS) system for use in force protection and vehicle checkpoint operations.

“We continue to shape capacitor technologies to address an expanding range of applications, including the advancement of directed energy weapon systems with non-lethal effects,” stated Nick Bucci, vice president of Missile Defense and Space systems at GA-EMS. “The PEVS system has the potential to support multiple missions and be mobile as operations change, making a compact footprint a critical requirement. We’re employing advanced capacitor technologies and manufacturing techniques to develop significantly higher energy density capacitors that will provide reliable, pulsed power output in a small, easy to transport package.”