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US preaching democracy or hypocrisy?

Wow. Just wow.
Microwave-goodbye weapon: 'Heat ray' crowd dispersal cannon unveiled (VIDEO)

Published: 12 March, 2012, 15:47
Edited: 15 March, 2012, 18:15

http://rt.com/news/weapon-us-microwave-cannon-363/
(03-16-2012 05:34 AM)JPMsecretagent Wrote: [ -> ]Microwave-goodbye weapon: 'Heat ray' crowd dispersal cannon unveiled (VIDEO)

Published: 12 March, 2012, 15:47
Edited: 15 March, 2012, 18:15

http://rt.com/news/weapon-us-microwave-cannon-363/

A simple outfit made from copper mesh found in most craft stores. Worn on the body over the skin would stop them from sterilising/burning the individual. Its time to get smarter people any high tech can be over come by low tech. Now smart bombs and nukes can't help anyone on that one.
(03-16-2012 05:48 AM)jmtomes2001 Wrote: [ -> ]
(03-16-2012 05:34 AM)JPMsecretagent Wrote: [ -> ]Microwave-goodbye weapon: 'Heat ray' crowd dispersal cannon unveiled (VIDEO)

Published: 12 March, 2012, 15:47
Edited: 15 March, 2012, 18:15

http://rt.com/news/weapon-us-microwave-cannon-363/

A simple outfit made from copper mesh found in most craft stores. Worn on the body over the skin would stop them from sterilising/burning the individual. Its time to get smarter people any high tech can be over come by low tech. Now smart bombs and nukes can't help anyone on that one.

Sounds like a new Business!

until these A-holes outlaw copper mesh. lol

Need to find a way to reflect the beams back onto those operating the weapons.
Here come the Aluminum foil hat people ;-)

"Reflective materials such as aluminium cooking foil should reflect this radiation and could be used to make clothing that would be protective against this radiation."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Active_Denial_System

"There are also concerns that ADS could be used for torture. Since ADS does not create visible wounds or scars, it can be difficult to tell if a prisoner or dissident is being abused. In addition, ADS waves can reflect off of metal surfaces. This can create high heat areas in a target zone, potentially increasing the risk of fires or chemical explosions."
http://ezinearticles.com/?Active-Denial-...id=6866185
Has anybody ever been to a auto show and saw the special concept cars each company comes up with every few years? The concept cars are attention getting with a high price tag, the cars usually never make it to production due to high cost to manufacture and high price on the consumers. The cars are only for showing off and bragging rights and to demonstrate what each companies think tanks and design teams can come up with.

Well that is exactly what the Heat Ray cannon is, just a concept weapon. They built it just to see if it could be done, they have no plans to ever use this device or even to manufacture more of them, the price tag to build just one of these heat ray cannons is far beyond what anyone wants to spend on one.

They have cheaper ways to clear crowds.
I don't think money is an issue when it comes to weapons. I would not be surprised to see these used more widespread, and soon. Need money? Print some!
(03-16-2012 10:26 AM)SoberOne Wrote: [ -> ]I don't think money is an issue when it comes to weapons. I would not be surprised to see these used more widespread, and soon. Need money? Print some!

Money may not be an issue for those who seek to own these energy weapons, but this very weapon, this model ADS, now being called "new" heat ray cannon, previous was called a DEW (directed-energy weapon) or the slang at the time, a microwave gun, is actually 7 years old, they first made it known to the public they had this vehicle mounted/weapon, ray cannon back around 2006/07. They have been showing off the same old ray gun once or twice a year (I have noticed) since 07. They haven't made any progress on these things besides a new paint job. This model was originally going to be tried in Iraq in 2005/06 but was scrapped.

They planned on using this ray cannon in Afghanistan some time between 2008-10, then they recalled this same weapon in 2010 and never used it.

I think the reason they keep this thing around and keep showing it off each year (usually before important meetings/events) and calling it new (because people easily forget) seems to be purely for psychological reasons, to try and psych out the crowds of protesters before such meetings/events. During these meetings/events if a rowdy group of protesters seem to be gathering, they might haul out a similar looking device such as a sound cannon (which worked on a psych out level in the past), the same sound cannon could be mistaken for the new state of the art heat ray/microwave cannon/gun and cause the group to back down.

You can win many battles just on psychological warfare alone.

Here is a 60 minutes preview of this weapon from 2008.





A year later this video came out hyping the same ray cannon.





Each year a new story in the media comes out about the same old ray gun.

Like I said this model is only a concept weapon, meaning this version with its high price to manufacture and high price to maintain is not a suitable choice to mass produce as a weapon for war or as a crowd control device (they can build drones for cheaper).

You are probably correct on maybe seeing a similar device in the future, a smaller, cheaper version is being developed as a possible crowd control device. The defense contractor Raytheon is planning to develop a smaller version.

Related

Quote:Pain Ray Recalled From Afghanistan

Quote:The Danger Room family gets results! Several weeks ago, site co-founder Sharon Weinberger and I started pestering the military about the decision to send a microwave heat ray gun to Afghanistan. Blasting the locals with an invisible pain beam, we suggested, might not be the optimal way to promote trust in the Kabul and Washington governments.

(it goes on to say)
Quote:now the so-called “Active Denial System” has been recalled. It’s headed back to America, without ever being fired in hostility. “The system will not be used here and is being sent back to the States,” ISAF spokesman Lt. Col. John Dorrian tells Engadget’s Sean Hollister.
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2010/07/...ghanistan/

Related Info

Problems with the device, over heating, poor function in the rain, the device caused 2nd degree burns during testing.

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2010/06/...ghanistan/

From 2009.
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2009/02/...eam-getti/
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