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Analysis of Non-lethal Directed Energy Weapon Employed in Area Denial Mission Scenario

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Date of Issue
2018-04
Date
Presented April 10-12, 2018
Period of Performance: 10/01/2017 - 09/30/2018
Publisher
Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
Project Summary: The operational threat environment is becoming more complex and uncertain as threat capabilities materialize and re-emerge from near-peer military competitors. A need for increased mission effectiveness, against a dynamic and technologically equal adversary, requires the development of new capabilities to defeat these emerging threats. Those uncertainties extend to the United States and regional security partners that may be susceptible to amphibious attack resulting in the need for an Operational Littoral Defense System (OLDS). Strategically significant amphibious operations will play an increasingly critical role in the projection of power and control in battle-space environments. OLDS attempts to deter, disrupt, and deny enemy forces from completing their amphibious operation. Non-lethal weapons (NLW) systems that are currently in service and/or under development by the Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program (JNLWP) are employed within OLDS and utilized in conjunction with lethal weapon systems to support defensive operations of an amphibious operating area by increasing lethality, reducing potential casualties, and increasing mission effectiveness. This study of NLW systems within OLDS addressed the impact of NLW systems in a traditional conflict scenario, provided insight to potential operational capabilities enhanced by NLW, and analyzed potential effects to lethality, survivability, and mission effectiveness.
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Report
Description
NPS NRP Executive Summary
Report Type: Final Report
Department
Systems Engineering (SE)
Organization
Naval Research Program
Identifiers
NPS Report Number
NPS-18-M336-A
Sponsors
HQMC Plans, Policies and Operations
Funder
NPS-18-M336-A
Format
4 p.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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