Nonlethal Weapons (NLW)

Multi-Service Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for the Employment of Nonlethal Weapons

May 2020

Corresponding Service Publication Numbers
USA - ATP 3-22.40
USMC - MCTP 10-10A
USN - NTTP 3-07.3.2
USAF - AFTTP 3-2.45
USCG - CGTTP 3-93.2

Description: This publication discusses the tactical employment of nonlethal weapons (NLW) within the framework of current NLW policy. This publication increases commander and subordinate awareness for nonlethal weapons planning, capabilities, and employment as a force enhancer and additional option to complement the use of lethal force.

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MTTP History

MTTP History

 2024 March  Worldwide Review
 2024 January  Joint Working Group 2
 2023 November  Joint Working Group 1
 2023 November  Project Approval Package
 2023 October  Request for Feedback
 2022 March  Request for Feedback (Paused)
 2020 May  Published
 2020 March  Command Approval Package
 2018 March  Worldwide Review
 2017 October  Joint Working Group 2
 2017 September  Joint Working Group 1
 2017 August  Program Approval Package
 2017 June  Request for Feedback
 2015 February  Published
 2014 November  Command Approval Package
 2012 May  Worldwide Review
 2011 July  Program Approval Package 3
 2011 May  Program Approval Package 2
 2011 March  Joint Working Group 2
 2011 February  Joint Working Group 1
 2010 November  Program Approval Package 1
 2010 August  Request for Feedback
 2007 October  Published
 2003 January  Published
 1998 October  Published
   Project Initiated




 Program Approval Package 1





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