Non-Lethal Vehicle Stopping Abilities

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Posted on March 28, 2018 | Completed on September 18, 2017 | By: Nathan Rush

What non-lethal technology exists to engage and thwart a targeted vehicle?

DSIAC was asked to research capabilities that provide the warfighter the ability to accurately engage targeted vehicles at a certain weight and speed in a prescribed distance. Existing systems have limitations due to the operator’s close proximity to the threat when engaging a target and limitations on vehicle weight and speed. The ability to engage vehicles rendering them ineffective with non-lethal (NL) effects at standoff ranges provides a capability for warfighters to safely target and achieve the desired effects against threatening vehicles without injuring or killing the occupants in accordance with risk of significant injury (RSI) standards. A summary of technologies of interest was delivered to the inquirer.

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