The U.S. military has unveiled a non-lethal weapon to flee rioters. The weapon dubbed the ‘Active Denial System’ spits out a severe electromagnetic beam that can travel up to 1000 meters. The beam creates an itchy heat thus forces insurgents to flee away. Two U.S. Marine Corps trucks at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia have so far received the Active Denial System.
The U.S. Marine Colonel Tracy Taffola, who is the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate, recently introduced the weapon for the media people. The weapon is designed to feel insurgents a severe heat. Victims won’t see, hear and smell anything, but an uncomfortable heat will irritate and run them off, says, Colonel Tracy Taffola.
The non-lethal weapon has been really created 15 years back. But, it hasn’t been used in the field until today, In Afghanistan in 2010, the Active Denial System was deployed, but was not used in operation, the military sources revealed.
The military sources confirm that the Active Denial System won’t cause any critical injuries in victims. Stephanie Miller, who tested the weapon’s radio frequency bio-effects at the Air Force Research Laboratory, stresses that it is not dangerous, indeed.
Its ray is just 95 gigahertz, which is a very superficially absorbed frequency and won’t result in any harm. Its beam travels 1/64th of an inch (0.4 mm), meaning that there is no chance for health risks.
The system has been exposed on 11000 people, of which only a couple suffered some injuries that wanted medical attention, Stephanie Miller confirms. The U.S. military will be deploying the non-lethal weapon in war-fronts in future.