Accession Number:

ADA436202

Title:

Non-Lethal Weapons: Opportunities for R&D

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CANADAOTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Report Date:

2004-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

166.0

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 densemble 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 dANL en vue dassurer la d fense et la s curit . Elle r sume la perspective de RDDC sur les technologies dANL, notamment les applications non l tales de l nergie lectromagn tique et acoustique dirig e. L tude montre que si elle canalise lexpertise et le travail actuels, RDDC pourrait, au fil du temps, fournir aux Forces canadiennes des connaissances scientifiques et technologiques sur les effets, lefficacit op rationnelle et les contre-mesures li es certaines technologies nouvelles en mati re dANL.

Subject Categories:

  • Defense Systems
  • Countermeasures
  • Directed Energy Weapons

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE