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Rockntractor
03-11-2012, 11:14 PM
By Mathieu Rabechault | AFP 9 hours ago
A sensation of unbearable, sudden heat seems to come out of nowhere -- this wave, a strong electromagnetic beam, is the latest non-lethal weapon unveiled by the US military this week.

"You're not gonna see it, you're not gonna hear it, you're not gonna smell it: you're gonna feel it," explained US Marine Colonel Tracy Taffola, director the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate, Marine Corps Base Quantico, at a demonstration for members of the media.

The effect is so repellant, the immediate instinct is to flee -- and quickly, as experienced by AFP at the presentation.

Taffola is quick also to point out the "Active Denial System" beam, while powerful and long-range, some 1000 meters (0.6 miles), is the military's "safest non-lethal capability" that has been developed over 15 years but never used in the field.

It was deployed briefly in Afghanistan in 2010, but never employed in an operation.

The technology has attracted safety concerns possibly because the beam is often confused with the microwaves commonly used by consumers to rapidly heat food.

"There are a lot of misperceptions out there," lamented Taffola, saying the Pentagon was keen to make clear what the weapon is, and what it is not.

The frequency of the blast makes all the difference for actual injury as opposed to extreme discomfort, stressed Stephanie Miller, who measured the system's radio frequency bioeffects at the Air Force Research Laboratory.

The system ray is 95 gigahertz, a frequency "absorbed very superficially," said Miller.

The beam only goes 1/64th of an inch (0.4 millimeter), which "gives a lot more safety."

"We have done over 11,000 exposures on people. In that time we've only had two injuries that required medical attention and in both cases injuries were fully recovered without complications," she said.

In contrast, microwave frequency is around one gigahertz, which moves faster and penetrates deeper -- which is how it can cook meat in an oven, said top researcher Diana Loree.

With the transmitter, a wave 100 times the power of a regular microwave oven cannot pop a bag of popcorn "because the radio frequency is not penetrating enough to heat enough to internally heat the material," she stressed.

To be used in mob dispersal, checkpoint security, perimeter security, area denial, infrastructure protection, the US military envisions a wide array of uses.

And in a bid to avert accidents, Taffola said the operator's trigger, in a truck far from the action, has an automatic shut-off after 3 seconds for safety.

"This provides the safest means and also provides the greatest range," he said.

The Pentagon has not yet decided to order any of the ADS system, but Taffola said they would be ready if asked.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/us-military-unveils-non-lethal-heat-ray-weapon-032512781.html


We have plenty of lab rats to test this on camped out in parks!:idea:

m00
03-12-2012, 12:12 AM
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/us-military-unveils-non-lethal-heat-ray-weapon-032512781.html


We have plenty of lab rats to test this on camped out in parks!:idea:

As much as I see the ha-ha value to others, I personally don't think deploying military grade hardware to test on US citizens engaging in civil protest is particularly funny even if one disagrees with the contents of the protest.

Novaheart
03-12-2012, 01:01 AM
Dear Persians,

Keep working on your outdated nuclear technology and you're going to find out some of the cool stuff we haven't even taken to Mac-Expo yet.

Rockntractor
03-12-2012, 01:05 AM
Dear Persians,

Keep working on your outdated nuclear technology and you're going to find out some of the cool stuff we haven't even taken to Mac-Expo yet.

The Mexican border would be another nice place to use this.

JB
03-12-2012, 04:23 AM
As much as I see the ha-ha value to others, I personally don't think deploying military grade hardware to test on US citizens engaging in civil protest is particularly funny even if one disagrees with the contents of the protest.No problem. I can wait until they become uncivil. Should only take a few mins. Then, heat 'em up.

fettpett
03-12-2012, 09:16 AM
fuck non-lethal, I want a damn death ray!!!!

MUAHHAHAHAHAHA!! :cool::cool::cool:

http://www.technovelgy.com/graphics/content/electrolux-death-ray.jpg

noonwitch
03-12-2012, 12:08 PM
As much as I see the ha-ha value to others, I personally don't think deploying military grade hardware to test on US citizens engaging in civil protest is particularly funny even if one disagrees with the contents of the protest.


At this point in time, the OWS protesters need the firehose treatment. A firehose filled with antiseptic cleaners, that is.

Odysseus
03-12-2012, 12:08 PM
fuck non-lethal, I want a damn death ray!!!!

MUAHHAHAHAHAHA!! :cool::cool::cool:

http://www.technovelgy.com/graphics/content/electrolux-death-ray.jpg

This is the death ray. It's the stun setting.

http://geeksoulbrother.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/capt-kirk_phaser-rifle_1196147023_640w.jpg

I knew somebody who was working on the development of this, and my first thought was what would happen if you wore an outfit that covered you completely, like motorcycle leathers, and would it block the beam. He didn't know the answer, and I suspect that I ended up providing them with more testing criteria.

Wei Wu Wei
03-12-2012, 12:57 PM
As much as I see the ha-ha value to others, I personally don't think deploying military grade hardware to test on US citizens engaging in civil protest is particularly funny even if one disagrees with the contents of the protest.

Isn't it interesting that during a period of unrest, of economic crisis, of uncertainty about the future of the country, instead of innovating brand new solutions to our social problems, we instead innovate new forms of crowd control?

What I see as a truly terrifying prospect is this device being used for torture. If it leaves no lasting marks or injuries, then it would easily be argued as a "safe method of enhanced interrogation", where it's sole purpose is to inflict unimaginable pain for extended durations.

noonwitch
03-12-2012, 02:24 PM
Isn't it interesting that during a period of unrest, of economic crisis, of uncertainty about the future of the country, instead of innovating brand new solutions to our social problems, we instead innovate new forms of crowd control?

What I see as a truly terrifying prospect is this device being used for torture. If it leaves no lasting marks or injuries, then it would easily be argued as a "safe method of enhanced interrogation", where it's sole purpose is to inflict unimaginable pain for extended durations.



As a perimenapousal woman, I would object to anything that made me feel hot as cruel and unusual punishment.

fettpett
03-12-2012, 03:09 PM
Isn't it interesting that during a period of unrest, of economic crisis, of uncertainty about the future of the country, instead of innovating brand new solutions to our social problems, we instead innovate new forms of crowd control?

What I see as a truly terrifying prospect is this device being used for torture. If it leaves no lasting marks or injuries, then it would easily be argued as a "safe method of enhanced interrogation", where it's sole purpose is to inflict unimaginable pain for extended durations.

:sleeping::sleeping::sleeping::blah::blah::blah::b lah::blah::blah::blah::blah:

fettpett
03-12-2012, 03:10 PM
This is the death ray. It's the stun setting.

http://geeksoulbrother.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/capt-kirk_phaser-rifle_1196147023_640w.jpg

I knew somebody who was working on the development of this, and my first thought was what would happen if you wore an outfit that covered you completely, like motorcycle leathers, and would it block the beam. He didn't know the answer, and I suspect that I ended up providing them with more testing criteria.

pft...pansy's who needs stun? waste of time :cool::cool:

Apache
03-12-2012, 03:43 PM
fuck non-lethal, I want a damn death ray!!!!

MUAHHAHAHAHAHA!! :cool::cool::cool:

http://www.technovelgy.com/graphics/content/electrolux-death-ray.jpg

yer death ray sucks.....:biggrin-new:

Retread
03-12-2012, 06:47 PM
I'm still working on the drivers defensive P-Ray. When fired at the driver who just cut you off, passed you at the speed limit plus 20 in a no-passing zone or ran that last red light nearly causing a 3-car pileup.....

his/her bladder is released spontaneously.

fettpett
03-12-2012, 07:27 PM
yer death ray sucks.....:biggrin-new:

hey now, it's an Electrolux, can't go wrong with that :cool::cool:



damn it, i want my tongue out emoicon back!!

JB
03-12-2012, 08:47 PM
Isn't it interesting that during a period of unrest, of economic crisis, of uncertainty about the future of the country, instead of innovating brand new solutions to our social problems, we instead innovate new forms of crowd control?Isn't it interesting that during a period of unrest, of economic crisis, of uncertainty about the future of the country, instead of innovating brand new solutions to our social problems, we camp illegally on public property and call it protected speech?

This is fun. What else ya got.

Rockntractor
03-12-2012, 09:07 PM
hey now, it's an Electrolux, can't go wrong with that :cool::cool:



damn it, i want my tongue out emoicon back!!
http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/tongue-smilies/