Archive for the ‘Weapon’ Category

Army to Test Paralysis Inducer for Crowd Control

February 23, 2007

This would be fun to play with.

“The United States military has been working for quite some time on advanced non-lethal weapons to use in combat situations. Non-lethal weapons can be effectively used against insurgents or unruly crowds of people that could pose a threat to troops.

In December, DailyTech reported on the USAF’s Active Denial System (ADS) which shoots millimeter waves at human targets causing their skin to feel like it’s on fire. The USAF likes to quip that the ADS has a “Goodbye effect” which causes its “victims” to instinctively run away from the source of the beam.

Now we hear that the US Army is working on a non-lethal weapon of its own to use for crowd control. The US Army has developed the Aviation Applied-Technology Directorate (AATD) which uses a 7.3 million candela strobe floodlight system to incapacitate crowds of people.”