posted on Jan, 21 2007 @ 12:18 PM
That's just a dazzler. Leave it up to USAF to make one that big and goofy looking.
In the words of Paul Hogan,
That's not a dazzler..THIS is a dazzler...
That's the big hand held one, there's a version that clips onto an M4. It's right at the hairy edge of "blinding weapon" so they eventually made
the guys turn them back in.
Oh, and if you are using what you have at hand, a target designator into a set of optics without an IR filter for a few minutes will generally leave
your observer unable to continue for quite some time.
On the other hand, the closest things I can think of that might fit the description are PEP variants and that Ionatron shoulder fired "rifle".
Neither is practical, but they LOOK cool.