Non-lethal Weapons

PHaSR is a light-related weapon. It is a non-lethal laser gun designed for use by both the military and law enforcement. Taking the shape of an ordinary rifle, the PHaSR is a completely self-contained system that fires two non-lethal laser wavelengths into the eyes of the target.Their eyes become temporarily blinded and their bodies disabled.

You can see more similar weapons here: 10 Crazy Non-Lethal Weapons

Arma 100 is a simple yet effective projectile launcher.
JPX Jet Protectors fire OC irritant at the attacker, quickly disabling them.
Tactical Pens †Based on self-defense sticks such as the Kubotan, tactical pens are generally fitted with a spiky metal or plastic tip, along with a blunt side on the other end.†
Sticky Foam Gun†
XM1063 is a non-lethal artillery shell designed to suppress enemy personnel.
PHaSR is a non-lethal laser gun designed for use by both the military and law enforcement.†
TOMA is an armored vehicle mounted with a high-powered water cannon.
Stingball Grenades†
Taser Shockwave
The Thunder Generator

Non-lethal weapons can provide operating forces with escalation-of-force options that can minimize casualties and collateral damage.

Non-lethal weapons are preferred for disbanding protests, but are not favored in war zones. Why do we shoot to kill, instead of aiming to disarm? Please read : †Shoot To Kill - The Paradox Of Non-Lethal Weapons.†

Non-Lethal Weapons News:

1.†Colorado based firm attempting to develop non-lethal ďbulletsĒ

PHaSR vs BeamQ Dazzler

The PHaSR and BeamQ Dazzler are both used to make temporary blindness. However they're different. PHaSR is like a real weapon, BeamQ dazzler is a flashlight. PHaSR is much bigger than BeamQ dazzler. The BeamQ laser dazzler is a good choice as a Non-Lethal tool. However long time exposure to green laser dazzler, or it may cause damage to the retina, especially the high power laser dazzler.

A sensor locates the target and queues an infrared tracking camera, which prepares to stabilize the laser beam on a small spot of the target.
For unmanned aerial systems and small boat targets, an operator visually verifies that the target is hostile and selects the aim point with a fine infrared sensor. Against improvised rockets and mortars, ATHENA operates in an autonomous mode with no operator in the loop.
Multiple fiber modules in the laser device generate a powerful single beam of light.
The energy stream passes through the beam control systemís mirrors, lenses and windows, which concentrate it and point it at the target.
The laser beam leaves the system and travels at light speed to the target, applying intense heat that dazzles, damages or destroys the threat.

Lockheed Martinís Advanced Test High Energy Asset system, also known as ATHENA, is a prototype laser weapon system that is designed to defeat close-in, low-value threats such as improvised rockets, unmanned aerial systems, vehicles and small boats. ATHENA is a transportable, ground-based system that serves as a low-cost test bed for demonstrating technologies required for military use of laser weapon systems. A ruggedized variant of the system would be suitable for military operations.
Lessons learned from developing, upgrading and testing ATHENA have been applied to U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy and Missile Defense Agency laser programs.
It uses Lockheed Martinís 30-kilowatt Accelerated Laser Demonstration Initiative (ALADIN) spectral beam combining fiber laser, in which multiple fiber laser modules form a single, powerful, high-quality beam, providing great efficiency and lethality in a design that scales to higher power levels.
ATHENA is an upgrade to the Area Defense Anti-Munitions (ADAM) system, which used a commercially available 10-kilowatt laser. Lockheed Martin funded both systemsí development and testing with research and development investments.