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Sound weapons (of the future)

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posted on Jun, 9 2005 @ 01:06 AM
Sound as a weapon (in the future)

Are any new weapons going to use Sound as a weapon?

In bibical times sound was used such as the Jericho trumpets. When the trumpets sounded the Walls of Jericho fell

The movie Dune sound was used to destroy the Harkkonian
(Dune was a total Flop but please watch the movie, it is the best SciFi movie around)
(Patrick Steward from StarTrek is in it too)

In the comic book Tintin: The Calculus Affair sound was used as a weapon too

The Nazi used sound too
Stuka aircraft (dive bomber)

One of the facts the Stuka was feared so much was the sirens on it landing gear legs
The sound didnt cause anyone to die but it did caused great panic

I hear in another thread that the Vulcan bomber is the loudest plane
Not so, the F-104 Starfighter is much louder
I saw both planes during a aircraft show in Leicestershire and the Starfighter made me cry (I was 8 years old at the time)

When the SR-71 flew over Russia did it produce a sonic boom thus revealing itself

posted on Jun, 9 2005 @ 01:32 AM

Originally posted by suremapper
Sound as a weapon (in the future)

Are any new weapons going to use Sound as a weapon?

The Israelis used something just recently to disperse a crowd and I think that's going to be the most common use for sound weapons in the future.

Located about 500 meters (a quarter mile) from the demonstration, the vehicle emitted several bursts of sounds, about one minute in length each time. Although the sound was not loud, it caused people to cover their ears and grab their heads in discomfort.

About 400 people, including Palestinians and foreign and Israeli activists, participated in the demonstration, marching toward a site where Israel is building its West Bank separation fence.

The crowd was prevented from reaching the site, and began rioting and throwing rocks at soldiers, the army said.

In addition to the sound machine, soldiers used other means to disperse the crowd, including clubs and stun grenades.

posted on Jun, 9 2005 @ 02:43 AM
Aye, sound will probably be used mostly as non-lethal-crowd-control weapon, like and with other means, as microwave directed energy to heaten the skin, or non lethal guns.

posted on Jun, 9 2005 @ 03:11 AM
Far as ive read MOAB had large propaganda value as well, idea to cause panic upon enemy forces, even thou its very destructive bomb, still not most practical. I doubt US used any or many on Gulf War II as resistance was so shattered, but for larger troops lines it could serve well as such.

posted on Jun, 9 2005 @ 01:39 PM
Love those tintin adventure

as for the weapon the could use it as a marine stuff and jammer

Sound could be annoying so they could put some irrating sound that will reduce the enemies performance

but i think its not possible

posted on Jun, 9 2005 @ 07:24 PM
I was watching a show on non lethal weapons for cround control and the U.S. military had one that used sound. It worked by focusing a beam of high frequency or high pitched sound that a person cannot tolerate someone. One used a microwave beam that caused a person to feel as if his skin is being burned. And one that sent our sonic shocks through the air via a beam that would make a person feel pressure when it hit them, kind of like mini blast pressures.

the military is working on high-tech, nonlethal weapons, too. In particular, the Air Force is developing a "beam weapon" called the "active denial system."
"[It] uses a microwave beam to heat the water molecules in your skin to the point where it's beyond the human ability to tolerate pain," says Adams. "Basically, it's the equivalent of someone taking an electric burner and pressing it into your back."
Adams says the military is working on other types of nonlethal weapons including those that "generate sounds that the human brain cannot tolerate"

posted on Jun, 9 2005 @ 08:14 PM
Sound is an excellent weapon, and can even be leathal.
My friend and I talked about it to and from school (Its a mile and a half walk, what else you want us to talk about?) If you played a sound below human hearing at a certain frequency , men would start to get head ache's then eventually throw up thier insides.
Sick but effective.

posted on Jun, 10 2005 @ 01:20 AM

Originally posted by AceOfBase

The Israelis used something just recently to disperse a crowd and I think that's going to be the most common use for sound weapons in the future.

They use sound also in another way in lebanon...
They send their fighters flying and breaking the sound barrier over cities often at medium or low altitudes
That produces a hell of a Bang ask someone who witnessed it

But over time u get used to it but it scares the tourists in a country whose whole economy lies on tourism

posted on Jun, 12 2005 @ 03:29 AM
I think sound based weapons will come into large scale use, apart from being very annoying and scary and be able to cause pain/headaches, certain sounds can shatter your ear drums, and sometimes make you bleed through your ears and nose.

I believe I read somewhere about research being carried out on a device that used sound to create extreme vibration to the point that it could destroy buildings and large objects.

I'll post the link if I can find the site.

posted on Jun, 12 2005 @ 03:34 AM
In the movie Minority Report, there was a weapon which used sound that the police used.

A futuristic weapon is featured, which seems to have been designed to be non-lethal. A gun that utilises concentrated sound waves to knock a person off their feet, no doubt then allowing law enforcement officers to move in and arrest a suspect.


i wonder if something like that is possible to make.

i think blasting a REALLllllly loud sound could work as a non-lethal form of dispersing crowds, although they might become deaf and not notice.

[edit on 12-6-2005 by xxblackoctoberxx]

[edit on 12-6-2005 by xxblackoctoberxx]

posted on Jun, 12 2005 @ 03:43 AM
Some years ago i heard of two weapons that are relevant to this thread, one was a low freq soundwave emmited in crowd control (riot) situations. This caused the crowd to loose control of their bowells, and therefor dispurse. Another was of a tight focus microwave beam, used to boil the enemy brain.

posted on Jun, 12 2005 @ 03:47 AM
It looks like 2 different things are being discussed here. Sounds to intimidate people (easily done), and sounds that can cause physical damage.

The Pentagon has spent millions ( and maybe billions) on the physical damage aspect. Yes it can be done. No, it is not a sine wave. A sine wave is a pure tone with no over tones or harmonics. More complex waveforms can produce sounds that will vomit within seconds. It can also interfere with the heart and the brain. Sound can kill within 5 seconds and at levels that are deafening.

I'm sorry that I can't provide any links to back this up, maybe someone else can.

posted on Jun, 12 2005 @ 05:47 AM
I am starting to think using sound (vibrations in the air) is a weak way of transmitting energy
according to this site

"If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months, and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee"

If a sound weapon device was made it would be ineffective at long distance.

It appears that the loudest sound possible is 194db (the space shuttle during take-off is the loudest sound achieve by man)

posted on Jun, 12 2005 @ 05:50 AM
I found the following link which provides one of the emerging technologies of directed sound waves. There is very little about the science behind it, only how they get the sound wave directed in a single beam. There is however some possible military and commercial uses you might find interesting. Pay particular interest to the paragraph about the undisclosed beverage company. This might be a material for a whole new thread!


I think you might be refering to infrasonics. There doesn't seem to be much sciientific support for the dangers of this technology, but here is a link to a website that goes into a little detail of what they think the dangers are.

posted on Jun, 12 2005 @ 06:25 AM
Heres a terrifing little read on these weapons...

At a very specific pitch, infrasound explodes matter. At others, infrasound incapacitates and kills. Organisms rupture in its blast. Sea creatures use this power to stun and kill prey.

[edit on 26/02/2005 by devilwasp]

posted on Jun, 12 2005 @ 06:29 AM
This type of device has been in production for years by a company called Information Unlimited. In fact, I remember getting my first printed catalog in the mail over ten years ago that included it. They call it a Phasor Pain Field Generator, and it is "Intended For Law Enforcement Personnel Or For Qualified Acoustical Research". They even have smaller versions for personal protection.

Ultrasonic Devices

I posted this same reply in another thread about the same subject matter...sorry!

posted on Jun, 13 2005 @ 02:01 AM
Interesting link that. i shall be making further enquiries in relation to these product and their availability through my contacts and shall post my findings.

posted on Jun, 13 2005 @ 02:48 AM
Try looking at "American Technologies Corp." This is at least one of the current companies which are manufacturing these types of weapons for Law Enforcement, Military and other Big Spenders around the globe.

Here is the section for Government & Force Protection Systems:

Currently they have, among other things:
The Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD™) is known throughout the Department of Defense as “The Sound of Force Protection™.” According to Senate testimony by the Directorate of Science and Technology, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, “LRAD is one of the most promising existing technologies that S&T has introduced.”
(Soon to release the MRAD, Medium Range Acoustic Device, which provides the same effects of the LRAD but is much more portable for soldiers.)

Here's a report to the investors and curious public as to their current rate of sales.

SAN DIEGO, California, April 27, 2005- American Technology Corporation (NASDAQ: ATCO), an innovator of proprietary sound reproduction technologies and products, today reported it has received new LRAD orders this month totaling $846,000, including a $690,000 order for the U.S. Army's 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment deploying to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. The LRAD orders are being delivered this quarter.

posted on Jan, 4 2009 @ 06:46 AM
a weapon as explained is presant request diagram of a replaca, such of a weapon has been used on myself, does not kill only incopacates individual hand held singel shot.

posted on Jan, 7 2009 @ 10:41 PM
All technologies should be looked at the same. If some one has thought of it, then there's a team working on it.

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