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Release No: 088-11
October 13, 2011

DOD to Co-Host North American Technology Demonstration

            The Department of Defense announced today that it will co-host with the Department of National Defence Canada the NATO-sponsored, 2011 North American Technology Demonstration (NATD) Oct. 26-27 in Ottawa.

            The NATD offers members of the operational and armaments communities of NATO, other allies and law enforcement communities the opportunity to understand the latest technology in the field of non-lethal capabilities. Showcased non-lethal weapons expected include: vehicle/vessel stopping and arresting systems; directed energy systems; blunt force weapons; multi-sensory grenades; human electromuscular incapacitation devices; acoustic hailers; bright lights; dazzling lasers; personnel restraining systems; point/area/marking munitions and combination platforms and control systems.

            The Oct. 26 event at the Ottawa Convention Center and at the Demo/Connaught Ranges on Oct. 27 is open to the media. Correspondents and photographers wanting to cover this event must register at http://www.2011natd.ca .  For more information regarding the participation of Canada's Department of National Defence, please contact the National Defence Media Liaison Office at 1-866-377-0811 / 613-996-2353 or visit http://www.forces.gc.ca .  For more information regarding the participation of the Department of Defense Non-Lethal Weapons Program, Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate, please contact Kelley Hughes, at 00-1-703-432-0905 or 703-432-0905 or kelley.hughes@usmc.mil or visit http://jnlwp.defense.gov or Lt. Col. Melinda F. Morgan, OSD Public Affairs/Press Operations/Pentagon at 703-697-1252 or melinda.morgan@osd.mil .

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