By National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Naval Studies Board, Committee for an Assessment of Non-Lethal Weapons Science and Technology
Non-lethal guns (NLWs) are designed to reduce fatalities and different undesired collateral harm while used. occasions of the previous few years together with the assault at the USS Cole have raised principles in regards to the position NLWs can play in improving help to naval forces. specifically to what volume and in what parts may still division of the military (DoN) -sponsored technological know-how and expertise (S&T) supply a examine base for constructing NLW services? to help with this query and to judge the present NLWs software, the Joint Non-Lethal guns Directorate (JNLWD) and the workplace of Naval examine (ONR) asked the nationwide examine Council practice an review of NLWs technology and know-how. The file provides the result of that evaluate. It discusses promising NLW S&T components, improvement accomplishments and issues approximately NLW, and sequence of strategies approximately destiny NLW improvement and application.
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7Department of Defense. 2001. C. S. Navy Needs for NLWs A spectrum of missions, both defensive and offensive, that are unique to the Navy can employ NLWs. The defensive missions include force protection— particularly for vessels with heightened vulnerabilities, such as those in port, those transiting straits and other choke points, and those in military supply convoys. The offensive missions include ship interdiction, blockades, and strikes. The next two subsections elaborate on these mission areas.
High-Power Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Technology This class of NLWs—high-power microwave (HPM) and millimeter-wave technology—can be grouped into two subcategories: (1) those designed to disrupt electronic systems, such as communications and computer networks; and (2) those designed to produce a physiological effect on an individual. Applications in the first category (electronic disruption) include the capability of disabling or destroying electronic equipment. All sensitive electronics— including computers, cell phones and radios, Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers, and engine ignition systems—are potential targets.
6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. S. Coast Guard “fast boat” interception Pierside force protection Area denial Crowd control Incapacitation of individuals Currently employed NLWs are typically used from close contact out to tens of meters from potential adversaries. There is a common requirement across many of the non-lethal mission areas to extend the range of NLWs to hundreds of meters or kilometers. Non-lethal weapons technologies should be adaptable across a range of military operations and should provide significant benefit in a variety of non-lethal application scenarios.
Assessment of Non-Lethal Weapons Science and Technology by National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Naval Studies Board, Committee for an Assessment of Non-Lethal Weapons Science and Technology