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Activity title

Solutions Enabling Intermediate Force/Non-lethal Weapon Contributions to Mission Success

Activity Reference

SAS-151

Panel

System Analysis and Studies

Security Classification

NATO UNCLASSIFIED

Status

Proposed

Activity type

RTG

Start date

2019

End date

2021

Keywords

acceptability, capability development, concepts, Countersmall Unmanned Aircraft Systems CsUAS, doctrine, Intermediate Force, military utility, NonLethal Weapons, policy

Background

Non-Lethal Weapons (NLW), an Intermediate Force option between No Force (presence/deterrence) and Lethal Force, have made significant operational contributions in response to urgent requirements. SAS activities have analysed these contributions, associated requirements and concepts, and challenges hindering NLW development, acquisition, and employment. The Stakeholder Event will promote solutions to ensure needed capabilities are available to meet the demand of future operations.

Objectives

Engage key decision makers and influencers in a Stakeholder Event that conveys the analytical findings of previous SAS activities and capabilities of emerging Intermediate Force/NLW technologies.

Topics

Scientific topics are diverse as there are many relevant technologies (kinetic energy, chemical based, acoustic, and directed energy spanning millimeter wave, high power radio frequency/microwave, optical, and laser) with various Counter Personnel and Counter Materiel applications, including recently demonstrated technologies to counter small unmanned aircraft systems (C-sUAS).

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