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January 9, 2020
State-of-the-Art Report: December 2019
DSIAC is pleased to announce the publication of our latest State-of-the-Art Report, "Counter-Personnel (CP) Non-Lethal Weapons (NLW) Technologies." The report is only available...
September 7, 2019 | Source: National Defense Magazine, nationaldefensemagazine.org, Yasmin Tadjdeh, 31 July 2019
Directorate Wants to Change View of Nonlethal Weapons
Modern warfare is often characterized by heavy firepower such as guns, tanks, and attack aircraft. But as the United States faces operations in the “gray zone” — actions that...
January 15, 2018 | Source: Marine Corps Times, marinecorpstimes.com,
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...
November 20, 2017 | Source: Guns, gunjs.com, 30 October 2017, Chris Eger
Marines Adopt Ocular Interruption Laser Device to Stun Opponents
It is the new USMC Ocular Interruption System, and a Redmond, Washington-based company just secured a $49 million contract to supply it. B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc., announced...
Developing and Fielding Non-Lethal Weapons: The Marine Corps and Army Approach
INTRODUCTION Changes in modern warfare have included a remarkable shift in the international security mosaic. While threats from traditional state actors still exist, threats from...
July 3, 2017 | Source: Multibriefs:Exclusive; by: Bambi Majumdar
Emerging Technologies in Law Enforcement
The use of new technologies is imperative if the police are going to stay a step ahead of criminals. Along with advanced software, hardware and communications networks,...
June 19, 2017 | Source: Army-Technology, army-technology.com, 30 March 2017, Gareth Evans
Dragonfire: the Road to Battlefield Ready Laser Weaponry
Directed energy weapons are fast shaping up to be the ‘must-have’ arms for the mid-21st century, and while developments in the US may have stolen much of the limelight in recent...
May 8, 2017 | Source: The National Interest, nationalinterest.org, 15 March 2017, James Hasik and Julian Platón
Why America's Military Lusts over Laser Weapons (And May Never Get Them)
Directed energy has been a fetching technological idea for decades, but as Sandra Irwin wrote in National Defense in July 2015, the technology seemingly “has perennially been on...
Survivability and Vulnerability
April 20, 2017 | Source: FedBizOps, fedbizops.com, 7 March 2017
Navy RFI - FY18-22 SEASABER Increment 1 Development and Production
The Department of the Navy, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), has issued a Request For Information (RFI) on behalf of the Program Executive Office (PEO) Integrated Warfare...
January 16, 2017 | Source: Defense Acquisition University, Wesley A. Burgei, Shannon E. Foley, and Lt. Col. Scott M. McKim, USAF
Developing Non-Lethal Weapons: The Human Effects Characterization Process
Armed only with lethal force, and facing vehicles that didn’t stop, U.S. warfighters manning a checkpoint in Iraq were left with a difficult choice—engagement with lethal force...