The Department of Defense Non-Lethal Weapons Program–comprised of Joint and Service programs–will serve as the Department's proponent to effectively identify, develop, test and evaluate, transition, field, and sustain integrated, relatively reversible, and scalable effects technologies and capabilities, and develop associated policies, doctrine, concepts, and training in order to provide timely solutions to current and future requirements across the range of military operations, maximize mission effectiveness, and minimize risk to U.S. forces, coalition partners, civilians, and critical infrastructure.
The Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate of the DoD is under the command of General Robert B. Neller at the Marine Corps base Quantico, Va.
SmartRounds, Inc. is a team member of the Applied Technology Inc. R&D IDIQ $47.5 million prime contract N00174-17-D-0033 with the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate.
The Nation’s Joint Forces are tasked to execute missions across the globe, spanning the full range of military operations, from peacekeeping and humanitarian assistance to major combat campaigns. The current toolkit of Non‐Lethal Weapons (NLW), backed by the Joint Non‐Lethal Weapons Program (JNLWP) and the Services, reinforces these missions by enabling commanders to tailor their responses to situations by providing them with a set of escalationof‐force options between ‘shouting and shooting.’ Across today’s range of military operations, these non‐lethal capabilities protect the force, enhance adaptability and promote strategic objectives.