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WAR: Energy Weapons for the Military Soon?

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posted on Aug, 3 2004 @ 05:36 PM

Directed-energy weapons (DEW), and Active denial system (ADS), are getting closer to becoming a real added asset to the military. DEW's would be able to paralyze the enemy without killing them, and have the added capability to fry electrical circuitry rendering some types of weapons useless. ADS is being worked on by Raytheon and would implement microwave technology to make the water in an enemies skin heat up causing great pain. While still in the testing stage, one of the hurdles is how to be able to use such weapons under current rules of war. (img: CNN)
A few months from now, Peter Anthony Schlesinger hopes to zap a laser beam at a couple of chickens or other animals in a cage a few dozen yards away. If all goes as planned, the chickens will be frozen in mid-cluck, their leg and wing muscles paralyzed by an electrical charge created by the beam, even as their heart and lungs function normally.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

This, just a few years ago was only seen in sci-fi thrillers and alien movies, now we are on the threshold of seeing these technologies bring warfare to a new level.

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[edit on 8/3/04 by JacKatMtn]

posted on Aug, 3 2004 @ 10:40 PM
here's another thread on this... VERY informative and an excellent read.

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