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Old 01-24-2007, 05:37 PM
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Thumbs up US Military:New Weapon-"Ray Gun"

This seems like a pretty neat weapon developed by the US Military, it is suppossed to shoot a beam at the enemy making them feel like they are catching on fire. The beam is harmless and was demonstrated on two service men and a couple of reporters who when got hit with the beam jumped right out of the way.

How it works and how they will use it you can see here:

[url]http://www.comcast.net/news/national/index.jsp?cat=DOMESTIC&fn=/2007/01/24/569857.html&cvqh=itn_raygun[/url]
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Old 01-24-2007, 06:32 PM
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Could be great in riot situations but I'm concerned about when that officer says "will penerate most clothing" I wonder what he means by most.
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I'm guessing it can't penetrate Under Armour! lol
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[URL="http://www.defensetech.org/archives/active_denial_system.jpg"]pic[/URL]

[URL="http://www.defense-update.com/images/sheriff-stryker1.jpg"]two[/URL]

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claim:
"The beam is harmless"

question:
dont we all have different settings in our microwave ovens?
fact:
yes you can just melt down your frost chicken,
but you can always turn the dial to the maximum also.
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Old 01-24-2007, 08:36 PM
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I see your doubt for the claim and raise evidence:

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Georgia - The military's new weapon is a ray gun that shoots a beam that makes people feel as if they will catch fire.

The technology is supposed to be harmless — a non-lethal way to get enemies to drop their weapons.

Military officials say it could save the lives of innocent civilians and service members in places like Iraq and Afghanistan.

The weapon is not expected to go into production until at least 2010, but all branches of the military have expressed interest in it, officials said.

During the first media demonstration of the weapon Wednesday, airmen fired beams from a large dish antenna mounted atop a Humvee at people pretending to be rioters and acting out other scenarios U.S. troops might encounter.

The crew fired beams from more than 500 yards (450 meters) away, nearly 17 times the range of existing non-lethal weapons, such as rubber bullets.

While the sudden, 130-degree Fahrenheit (54-degree Celsius) heat was not painful, it was intense enough to make participants think their clothes were about to ignite.

"This is one of the key technologies for the future," said Marine Col. Kirk Hymes, director of the non-lethal weapons program which helped develop the new weapon. "Non-lethal weapons are important for the escalation of force, especially in the environments our forces are operating in."

The system uses millimeter waves, which can penetrate only 1/64th of an inch of skin, just enough to cause discomfort. By comparison, common kitchen microwaves penetrate several inches of skin.

The millimeter waves cannot go through walls, but they can penetrate most clothing, officials said. They refused to comment on whether the waves can go through glass.

Two airmen and 10 reporters volunteered to be shot with the beams, which easily penetrated various layers of winter clothing.

The system was developed by the military, but the two devices currently being evaluated were built by defense contractor Raytheon.

Airman Blaine Pernell, 22, said he could have used the system during his four tours in Iraq, where he manned watchtowers around a base near Kirkuk. He said Iraqis constantly pulled up and faked car problems so they could scout out U.S. forces.

"All we could do is watch them," he said. But if they had the ray gun, troops "could have dispersed them."
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Sounds promising for riot control... one of the wankering things about riots is small projectiles like the old 50p coins or IRL£ coins... now 1€/2€ coins, which are impossible to see and can do some damage to ya if caught in the right place... if the crowd could be blasted, it would take the wind out of them, and dispersal would be easier... Wonder if their are using microwaves, is it a cancer causer??...
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Sounds promising for riot control... one of the wankering things about riots is small projectiles like the old 50p coins or IRL£ coins... now 1€/2€ coins, which are impossible to see and can do some damage to ya if caught in the right place... if the crowd could be blasted, it would take the wind out of them, and dispersal would be easier... Wonder if their are using microwaves, is it a cancer causer??...
who wants to throw away money?
well i guess any small of that kind are trouble.

its electromagnetic wave, and as we know, microvawes are just one lenght of it.
this "ray" has more intense frequency and smaller wave length.
the function is still the same than in the microwave oven.
it makes the watermolecules move generating energy.. thus heating
the skin. like my microwave oven heated that piece of pizza i just ate.
another words with increased power and minor adjustments to the
power and wave lenght that thing makes your skin bubble.
nice piece of kit tough..

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I see your doubt for the claim and raise evidence:
you just posted the comcast article here?

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