Non-lethal SmartRounds™ make an excellent weapon for the military to deal with individuals in a war zone when it may be difficult to distinquish who is the combatant and who is the innocent civilian. Further our compressed gas launchers are useful for combat training and force on force.
Non-lethal weapons are needed where conflict and disasters occur within population centers. They fill the space between “shouting and shooting” and their use often has prevented the worsening of bad situations. Less-lethal weapons like blunt-impact rounds, pepper balls and others stopped and/or dispersed noncombatants who posed a threat to forces in Kosovo, Iraq, Haiti and Afghanistan. They also helped determine the intentions of operators of small boats that were nearing U.S. Navy and Coast Guard vessels.
The Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate (JNLWD) and the Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (NSWC IHEODTD) are partnered in providing the DoD Non-Lethal Weapons Program with science and technology, research and development, as well as test and evaluation of non-lethal weapons to support current and future warfighter requirements.