JNLWDJoint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate (US DoD)
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The JNLWD is working with the services to develop a vehicle-mounted high-power microwave prototype.
JNLWD deposited these documents because it was seeking an NAS green light for further work on chemical weapons.
The JNLWD fully supports service-unique NL S&T funding with the development of the Objective Force FCS.
The roles of the NL ICT, separate Army proponent schools, and the JCIG's recommendations to the NLWs IPT establishing priorities for R&D by the Army and the JNLWD and to support procurement funding in the program objective memorandum, are absolutely essential in ensuring that the Army's NL strategy receives the appropriate resourcing and prioritization.
The NL ICT shall serve as the forum for presenting promising SE-based technologies for consideration and further R&D either by the Army, under the auspices of the battlelabs (for example, advanced technology demonstrations, advanced concept technology demonstrations, the Concept Experimentation Program, and limited-objective experiment), or by direction and support of the NLW IPT under those of the JNLWD.
Various service programs operate in parallel with JNLWD.
JNLWD and service programs focus on nonlethal technology with tactical applications.
A study conducted by the Council on Foreign Relations in 1999 found that JNLWD had not attained the degree of authority intended by Congress because the services want to maintain full control over weapon and system development.
Mark Wrobel, a health-effects officer assigned to JNLWD.
In the end, JNLWD staff only can suggest risks and benefits, not decide which product should be deployed.
JNLWD declined to discuss which non-lethal weapons have been or will be deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.
After developing concepts and evaluating their utility, a decision will be made on whether to produce and deploy the system, according to a JNLWD official.