Accession Number : ADA436202


Title :   Non-Lethal Weapons: Opportunities for R&D


Descriptive Note : Technical memo


Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CANADAOTTAWA (ONTARIO)


Personal Author(s) : Stocker, Harold ; Dick, John ; Berube, Gilles


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a436202.pdf


Report Date : 01 Dec 2004


Pagination or Media Count : 166


Abstract : The aim of this overview study is to recommend the Non-Lethal Weapon (NLW) research and development that Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) could conduct over the next decade (and possibly beyond) in response to emerging defence and security NLW requirements. It summarizes the DRDC perspective of NLW technologies, which includes non-lethal applications of electro-magnetic and acoustic directed energy. The study shows that by channeling existing expertise and effort, DRDC could, over time, provide the Canadian Forces with science and technology knowledge on the effects, operational effectiveness and counter-measures of selected, emerging NLW technologies. La pr sente tude d'ensemble a pour objet de recommander les travaux de recherche et d veloppement sur les armes non l tales (ANL) que Recherche et d veloppement pour la d fense Canada (RDDC) pourrait effectuer au cours des dix prochaines ann es (et peut tre au del ) pour satisfaire aux nouveaux besoins d'ANL en vue d'assurer la d fense et la s curit . Elle r sume la perspective de RDDC sur les technologies d'ANL, notamment les applications non l tales de l' nergie lectromagn tique et acoustique dirig e. L' tude montre que si elle canalise l'expertise et le travail actuels, RDDC pourrait, au fil du temps, fournir aux Forces canadiennes des connaissances scientifiques et technologiques sur les effets, l'efficacit op rationnelle et les contre-mesures li es certaines technologies nouvelles en mati re d'ANL.


Descriptors :   *NONLETHAL WEAPONS , MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , ACOUSTIC WAVES , CANADA , OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS , DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPONS , COUNTERMEASURES


Subject Categories : Defense Systems
      Countermeasures
      Directed Energy Weapons


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE