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By combining the lethal and nonlethal technologies on a vehicle, [Marine Corps Col. Wade] Hall said a warfighter would be able to discriminate the noncombatants from insurgents by first employing the nonlethal capabilities and then progressing to the use of lethal force.
For example, if a convoy led by a Project Sheriff vehicle was moving through an urban area, a crowd may form to divert the convoy into an “ambush zone,” according to Hall.
If this were to happen, the first thing the crowd would hear is the Long Range Acoustic Device either telling the crowd to move or giving off a noise that would “bother their hearing.” Next, the Lazzer Dazzler would scan the crowd looking for a flicker from the scope of a possible sniper.
If the crowd was still in place, troops would employ the active denial technology [AKA the pain ray].
“If they try and deflect beams then we will kill them because we know what their intentions are,” Hall said. “Now I know what your intent is. I just told you to move, I just flashed some light in you that said ‘hey get away from me.’ I just put some effect on you that said ‘please move or its going to get worse’ and you continue to tell me that you have an ill intent for me and my fellow Marines. So now I will bring some lethal force to bear if it satisfies my [rules of engagement].”
If it s microwave based and heats up water in the skin, what keeps it from doing permanent damage? Is it just the fact that most people will have limited exposure in that they can run from it? What happens if you can't run from it?
Originally posted by Pauligirl
reply to post by Lasheic
Thanks for the detailed explanation, it makes a lot more sense now.
I can understand the concerns on its use for torture, especially if there an override for the 1-6 bursts. Don’t want to give a new meaning to “crispy critters”.
What happens if the person has a pace maker? ~ Alxandro
Originally posted by warpboost
This could be a technology that saves lives, but what I worry about is the police using it domestically on people. The potential for using it as a torture device is definitely there. Just think it can cause excruciating pain, but doesn't cause any permanent damage or even really leave a mark!