Report Date: May 2019

This state-of-the-art report (SOAR) addresses the definition of countermateriel (CM) non-lethal weapons (NLW) technologies and presents a brief overview of the history associated with their evolution. It focuses on the investigative research efforts conducted by predominant organizations involved in non-lethal CM technologies and on CM NLW technologies encompassing the following: (a) vehicle/vessel stopping (non-kinetic), (b) electronics/optics defeat, (c) structural materials degradation, (d) structural materials enhancement, and (e) investigative efforts by foreign countries. The content of this SOAR has been drawn from the vast experience of several U.S. Department of Defense engineers and scientists embedded in efforts to develop and analyze non-lethal CM technologies and from a wealth of reports by government agencies, universities, and industry.

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