Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

October 07, 2011 12:00 ET

Media Advisory: NATO-Sponsored 2011 North American Technology Demonstration to Showcase Leading-Edge Non-Lethal Capabilities

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 7, 2011) - The Department of National Defence and the United States Department of Defense's Non-Lethal Weapons Program will co-host the NATO-sponsored 2011 North American Technology Demonstration (NATD) from October 25 to 27, in Ottawa, Ontario.

As NATO's largest international non-lethal capabilities technology showcase, the NATD offers members of the operational and armaments communities of NATO, other allies and law enforcement communities the opportunity to see and touch the latest technology in the field of non-lethal capabilities.

Showcased non-lethal capabilities are expected to fall into the categories of pyrotechnics, blunt force weapons, irritants, irritant delivery systems, energy weapons, loudhailers, lights, lasers, personnel dispersion systems, personnel restraining systems, vehicle arresting systems, combination platforms and control systems. Developing technologies may also be on display.

The event will consist of NATO working group meetings on Day 1, a static display and conference program on Day 2, and a table-top exhibit and dynamic demonstration on Day 3 that will feature short dramatizations to help illustrate how various non-lethal technologies can be applied to practical operational settings.

To date, the NATD has registered approximately 800 attendees and 90 exhibitors from some 27 NATO and allied nations.

Media are invited to attend Day 2 and Day 3 of the event:

Day 2 - Static Display and Conference
Where: Ottawa Convention Centre
Ottawa, Ontario
Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2011
What: Static Display and Conference 08:30 to 17:00 (local time)
Day 3 - Dynamic Demonstration and Media Availability
Where: Connaught Ranges
Ottawa, Ontario
Date: Thursday, October 27, 2011
What: Dynamic Demonstration and Table Top Display 09:30 to 21:30 (local time)
Media Availability 10:00 (local time)

Note to Editors:

The 2011 NATD is a technology showcase for industry and government. It is open to accredited media only.

Media interested in covering the event must register by October 25, 2011 at the following link: www.forces.gc.ca/site/news-nouvelles/media/contact2-eng.asp.

Confirmed media representatives must present valid credentials and photo I.D. upon arrival at the event.

Media are asked to arrive no later than 09:30 (local time) on October 27 to attend the media availability.

For the complete 2011 NATD schedule of events, please visit the 2011 NATD website at www.2011natd.ca.

For more information regarding the participation of the Department of National Defence, please contact the National Defence Media Liaison Office at 1-866-377-0811 / (613) 996-2353.

For more information regarding the participation of the U.S. Department of Defense Non-Lethal Weapons Program, Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate, please contact Kelley Hughes, Strategic Communication Officer, at 00-1-703-432-0905 / 703-432-0905 or kelley.hughes@usmc.mil.

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