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The weapons, which deliver a beam of energy that feels akin to scalding hot water but leaves no injuries, have been developed for use by the Defense Department as a "force-protection" tool for use on battlefields overseas.
Now, Raytheon says, civilian law enforcement -- and "security organizations" -- may benefit from the technology, which the company calls a "truly non-lethal system" for situations when lethal force "may not be appropriate or warranted." While the final price is unclear, Heal said it cost his department $3 million for Raytheon to build a prototype
I hope this will help you in learning of this weapon, I for one do not like it or support the use of this weapon.
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Originally posted by Grozny07
There has been a great deal of controversy surrounding the use of these weapons, and a general reluctance to issue them. Personally, I don't see the big deal. Non-lethals are great. Yes, this weapons causes a burning sensation. So does pepper spray.
The effects of the MW beam on the victims include extreme weariness, headache, irregular heartbeat, diarrhea, painful testis, damaged nervous system and internal organs, burned skin and eye damage. Later effects include blindness, heart attack, stroke and cancer. In the last months by some victims, cancerous tumors have been diagnosed.