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    New Vehicle Stopper Trials Underway at Tinker Air Force Base

    TINKER AIR FORCE BASE , OK, UNITED STATES

    08.13.2018

    Story by Jamal Beck 

    Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate

    Tinker Air Force Base will install and test the Pre-emplaced Electric Vehicle Stopper (PEVS) prototype, an enhanced security system developed by the Dept. of Defense Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate and U.S. Navy, at an entry control point this week. PEVS will be integrated into the base’s robust security measures as part of a pilot program to stop unauthorized vehicles effectively and safely.

    When activated, PEVS can slow or arrest a vehicle’s momentum, allowing base defenders to better determine the intent of vehicle drivers before using lethal force by expanding decision time and space.

    This novel prototype helps the Joint Force meet National Defense Strategy objectives with practical perimeter security tools that also minimize civilian casualties and collateral damage.

    “Ongoing assessments of the prototype will influence the design of a more suitable and reliable solution for force-protection missions and a smaller and lighter model for force-application missions,” said Josh Pompeii, PEVS project manager.

    Upon completion of the pilot program, there is a possibility for further demonstrations and adoption Air Force-wide.

    Non-lethal counter-materiel capabilities like PEVS prevent unauthorized entry while protecting servicemembers, vehicle occupants, and critical infrastructure by stopping vehicles at long standoff ranges using safe, less expensive, and relatively reversible effects.

    The Department of Defense Non-Lethal Weapons Program (NLWP)–comprised of Joint and Service programs–is the DoD’s proponent to effectively identify, develop, test and evaluate, transition, field, and sustain integrated, relatively reversible, and scalable effects technologies and capabilities.

    The NLWP also develops associated policies, doctrine, concepts, and training to provide timely solutions to current and future requirements across the range of military operations, maximizing mission effectiveness and minimizing risk to U.S. forces, coalition partners, civilians, and critical infrastructure.

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    Date Taken: 08.13.2018
    Date Posted: 08.24.2018 13:43
    Story ID: 290212
    Location: TINKER AIR FORCE BASE , OK, US 

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