12 May 2016 Non-lethal technologies: state of the art and challenges for the future
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The Department of Defense (DoD) established an Executive Agent for the DoD’s Non-Lethal Weapons Program in 1996. DoD Directive 3000.03E, DoD Executive Agent for Non-Lethal Weapons (NLW), and NLW Policy1 defines policies and responsibilities for the development and employment of non-lethal weapons. It also designates the Commandant of the Marine Corps as the DoD NLW Executive Agent with the responsibility to serve as the DoD focal point on all matters. An important component of this responsibility is development of the DoD’s NLW technology development strategy and investment in promising technologies that will enable advanced nonlethal capabilities to support the warfighter in future operating environments.
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David B. Law, "Non-lethal technologies: state of the art and challenges for the future", Proc. SPIE 9825, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security, Defense, and Law Enforcement Applications XV, 982502 (12 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2230590; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2230590


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