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The Pennsylvania State University established The Institute for Non-Lethal Defense Technologies (INLDT) in November 1998 as part of its overall mission of teaching, research and public service. The Institute is dedicated to providing a base of multidisciplinary knowledge and technology that supports the development and responsible application of minimal force options for both the military and law enforcement. The Institute is administered by Penn State's Applied Research Laboratory under the direction and support of the Office of the Vice President for Research.