– Naval News – Maritime Vessel Stopping Occlusion Technologies, or MVSOT, is a promising non-lethal tool for the warfighter to significantly slow or stop an on-coming target vessel. The MVSOT team specifically focuses on technologies that limit or remove the ability of a propulsion system to provide thrust to a boat, but in a reversible manner.
Christian Science Monitor – Maersk Alabama: Should ships use armed guards to stop Somali pirates?
Lethal or nonlethal weapons? The attack on the US-flagged Maersk Alabama reignites the debate over how to stop Somali pirates.
Christian Science Monitor –
Five new weapons the Maersk Alabama could use to foil pirates
Daily Telegraph – US Navy seeks to zap pirates
Naval commanders in the Gulf have requested ray gun technology to disable pirates without triggering gunfights that could endanger hostages.
Aviation Week – The much-hailed Long-Range Acoustic Device, or LRAD, has been selected by the Navy for its ship protection system.
Wired – The Pentagon says its millimeter-wave pain ray won’t be ready until 2010, despite years and years of tests. Marines in Iraq can’t wait that long. They want the weapon — which uses invisible waves to heat up the top layer of the skin and cause a whole lot of hurt — ASAP
BBC – A closer look at the nonlethal weapon that was used to protect a cruise ship from pirate attack.
New York Times Magazine – The Pentagon is developing a new class of sci-fi like ‘nonlethal’ weapons. But will they make war any safer or easier?
New York Times Magazine – A look at the latest in non-lethal weapons.