posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 11:49 PM
I have been following the development of this weapon for quite sometime (well, ever since it has been made public knowledge) and it has yet to see
deployment in Afghanistan (or Iraq, for that matter, as was originally intended). However, I just got this in my "Google Alerts" tonight...
(though it is incorrectly reported as a "laser weapon")
"Guards at the Los Angeles County jail complex in Castaic will start using a newfangled weapon that produces a deep burning sensation -- which is
not to be confused with a “warm fuzzy feeling” -- in whomever it is aimed at.
The 7 1/2-foot-tall “Assault Intervention Device,” which sheriff's deputies demonstrated Friday at the Pitchess Detention Center, emits an
invisible beam that causes an unbearable sensation, reported the Daily News."
Active denial in LA County jail
I had no idea there were any plans on using this weapon anywhere soon, at least not anything that had been made public. Also interesting that they
are afraid of using it (the US military) against anyone in a foreign country but that civilian law enforcement seems to have no problem adopting the
weapon, at least as a test.
Here are a couple of links if you want more info on the weapon.
Active Denial System official site
Active Denial Wikipedia
[edit on 22-8-2010 by Schrecken Licht]