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DEFENCE TECHNOLOGY REVIEW | ISSUE 02 | SEP 2014
Marines go flash-bang at checkpoints
The US Marine Corps (USMC) is fielding a new non-
lethal weapon system that will enable troops at roadblocks
and vehicle checkpoints to better determine the intent of an
Being issued to II and III Marine Expeditionary Forces,
reserve units and Marine Corps Forces Central Command,
the Non-Lethal Tube-Launched Munitions System (NLTLMS)
provides Marines with the means to be able to hail and warn
unarmed vehicles from a distance and help determine friend
NLTLMS provides a scalable non-lethal response option
for Marines, who previously had no response measure
between orders to stop or hand signals and firing at
an oncoming vehicle. The system will also be effective
during convoy security operations, crowd dispersal and
Based on the Combined Systems Inc Venom product,
NLTLMS is a vehicle-mounted 40mm multi-shot grenade
launcher, which has a digital fire control system and can
shoot between one and 30 non-lethal rounds, depending
upon the need, both day and night. The rounds, which
contain four flash-bang sub-munitions, fire from three
banks of 10 launchers out to a range of about 130m.
Detonating rounds are visible out to 600m.
Electronically-initiated using six 1.5 volt AA alkaline
batteries as the power supply, the three banks of launchers
are set at 10°, 20° and 30° launching elevations. The
complete NLTLMS unit weighs just under 16kg.
NLTLMS is being mounted on the armoured ring mounts of
USMC Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles and High
Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicles, where it is fitted on
the gun shield left of the weapon.
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ABOVE LEFT: Marines with II Marine Expeditionary Force fire
the Non-Lethal Tube-Launched Munitions System from a vehicle
during live fire trials at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina on 14
August 2014. Image: USMC
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