Military unveils non-lethal but still badass heat-ray weapon3/12/2012
Next time you're feeling hot under the collar -- like, really hot -- it might just be that you're in the path of a powerful new ray beam developed by the US. military. Fifteen years in the making, the so-called the Active Denial System (ADS) can unleash from more than a half-mile away an out-of-the-blue electromagnetic stream of fierce heat. Mounted on a military vehicle, the non-lethal weapon is guaranteed to disperse unruly crowds (its primary function) in a New York second. "You're not gonna see it, you're not gonna hear it, you're not gonna smell it: you're gonna feel it," explains U.S. Marine Colonel Tracy Taffola, director of the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate, Marine Corps Base Quantico. Trudy Hutcherson of Al-Jazeera feels its effects in the picture above.
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Is this legitimate crowd control?