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Originally posted by W4rl0rD
Would you rather just get shot and die or get your eyes fried by a laser? Think about it.
Originally posted by rapier28
Alot of weapons that should be banned are not banned.
Depleted Uranium, the symptoms of which mainly harmed civilians.
I read a report the other day in which China considered using Depleted Uranium but then thought hmm... wait a sec ... China would be mainly fighting in China, using DU is stupid.
Originally posted by rogue1
rapier, ther is a thread here in the weaponry forum about DU where I argued that DU was harmful, however some members posted some compelling facts about it. Howver I still belive it is harmful and so it seems is the Australian Government whi remove all 20mm DU rounds fromits naval Phalanx systems. I believe they are going to use tungsten sabots in teh M! we've just purchased.
The Pentagon is developing a new secret weapon that sounds like something from a "Star Trek" episode. It would stop people by directing a beam of microwave energy at them, causing pain but no bodily harm. Pentagon officials say the weapon could be used to control unruly crowds or stop intruders.
Fenton is now the director of the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate. He was at the Pentagon yesterday to demonstrate the latest non-lethal idea: focusing a beam of millimeter wave energy on someone for a few seconds, just long enough to make them feel an intense burning sensation, even found a few reporters willing to be guinea pigs.
The idea would be to mount this weapon on a military vehicle such as a Humvee and point it at individuals or groups of people who, for some reason, maybe threatening US troops or getting in the way of a mission. Zap them briefly with this weapon and the people move fast.
There's nothing inhumane about it. It's safe. It's completely safe. You walk out of the beam and the sensation dissipates almost immediately. There is no long-term effect with this, none, zero, zip.
The energy beam would produce heat in the targeted person the same way a microwave oven heats up food, by agitating water molecules. But microwave oven rays are longer and at a much lower frequency so they penetrate the food being cooked, while the beams from this new weapon theoretically affect only the skin's surface to a depth of 1/64th of an inch.
Originally posted by WestPoint23
Those are solid state lasers and you cant use them for blinding people, as they can burn through an 1inch of steel. And you cant fan the beam out it stays on point.