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The U.S. Army is deploying an all-in-one package of nonlethal devices that covers everything from checkpoint control to riot control. "The first of the Brigade Non-Lethal Capability Sets (NLCS) is now fielded to the Army's 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team," reports Defense Daily, an industry newsletter (sorry, subscription only).
The four modules include: the checkpoint module, crowd control and detainee ops module, convoy module, and dismounted module that includes various non-lethal items troops can use during dismounted patrols.
The kits are put into large, weatherproof containers, and include everything from high-intensity lights to loud speakers. The checkpoint tools, for example, includes "equipment to establish and operate hasty and deliberate checkpoints." That means tire spikes and capture nets.