a reply to: AndyFromMichigan
I have some interesting anecdotal evidence, I personally experienced, to which this pertains.
As I glanced through the replies I noticed mention to 'microwaves'...
The summer of 2012, London, The Olympics; I held a position in a printers that churns out merch for events. Crew members from the 'HMS Ocean' (big
ass ship) stride into the shop, bold as brass, with custom logo embroidery requirements for the crew, (including thongs, I digress) which we oblige.
I managed to talk my way into helping deliver the order and get a FULL tour of the ship! It was AMAZING!! The officer (forget name, so long ago) ran
me around the whole place. Took 25+ mins to get round the internals alone. They had tours to the public - However; I was given access to the 'WAR
ROOM' which was NOT part of the public tour!
"We shouldn't really be in here, but we are now, so quickly here's this", directs me to a panel of controls...
I touched the controls (disabled as such) for a 'Phalanx turret' (if memory serves) capable of putting out a 'WALL' of ammunition according to my
Now for the connection to your DEW statements; my 'escort' around 'HMS Ocean', then directed me to the controls of a 'micro wave weapon'. To
paraphrase; "it's used primarily to boost signal reception when in far ranging waters, but if we turned it up to full and pointed it at that
building, it would fry anyone in there. They're microwaves, think about what that does, even just the one in your home and this ones output is
In general I believe we're 'in the dark' about a lot of stuff and at the time, 2012, I felt like this may have been privileged information, the whole
experience was a bit 'through the looking glass' if you will, that ship was ARMED!!
Being a Brit we don't really get to play with guns so this kind of thing may seem slightly less 'edgy' to your typical; Bug out ready, supply
hoarding, bunker + armoury 'enthusiasts' that Uncle Sam is famous for! /sarcasm ;-) But it happened and is relevant so I finally logged in and
commented after a good decade of lurking here on ATS.