Accession Number : ADA553160


Title :   Toward the Development of a Canadian Less Lethal Weapon Approval Process: A Study of Contemporary Process Models


Descriptive Note : Technical memo.


Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CANADA OTTAWA (ONTARIO) CENTRE FOR SECURITY SCIENCE


Personal Author(s) : Goodman, Len ; Wood, Donna


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a553160.pdf


Report Date : Oct 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 72


Abstract : One of the objectives of the Conducted Energy Weapons Strategic Initiative (CEWSI) project is to develop a Canadian approval process that could be applied to emerging less lethal technologies. A contract was let with Alcea Technologies to survey a variety of approval processes with the objective of identifying common elements that could be applied to the Canadian less lethal weapons approval process. The contractor identified the stakeholders, roles and responsibilities, governance framework, high level processes and supporting documentation for the Less Lethal Weapons Approval Process used by the United States and the United Kingdom as well as for the following Canadian approval processes: Medical Devices, Telecommunications Devices, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, CSA approval and theuse of the Laser-Dazzler by the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan. This report presents the findings of the contractor's work, identifies the common elements among the processes and recommends building blocks that should be included in a Canadian less lethal weapons approval process.


Descriptors :   *LETHALITY , *WEAPON SYSTEMS , AIRCRAFT , CANADA , CONTRACTORS , CONTRACTS , ENERGY , LASERS , LETHAL AGENTS , MEDICINE , MODELS , MODULAR CONSTRUCTION , REPORTS , STANDARDS , TELECOMMUNICATIONS , UNITED KINGDOM , WEAPONS


Subject Categories : Weapons Effects(biological)
      Directed Energy Weapons


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE