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Donger
02-03-2005, 01:37 PM
http://www.worldtribune.com/worldtribune/05/breaking2453405.0868055555.html

The United States has developed a non-lethal microwave weapon for use in Iraq.

The Active Denial System uses millimeter-wave electromagnetic energy that can be directed at targets at a range of 1 kilometer.
Officials said the vehicle, termed Sheriff, would contain the Active Denial System. The system uses millimeter-wave electromagnetic energy that can be directed at targets at a range of 1 kilometer.

The ADS system would be downgraded for Iraqi deployment in urban areas, officials said. The ADS causes the skin to burn, causing the people to run away.

The Pentagon plans to install the non-lethal, high-powered microwave weapon on a military vehicle. The deployment of the first platforms in Iraq would take place in September 2005.

The project is designed to give U.S. troops options to battle hostile crowds without the use of lethal weapons. Officials said in many cases Sunni insurgents fire weapons and rocket-propelled grenades from crowds to prevent U.S. retaliation.

The Sheriff would be deployed by the U.S. Army and Marines. The two services will receive up to six platforms, equipped with a system to intercept rocket-propelled grenades.

Officials said the military would not design a new vehicle for the Sheriff. Instead, the Army will probably use a Striker or M117 armored security vehicle while the Marines would obtain a Light Armored Vehicle.

The ADS could be expanded to autonomous vehicles or platforms, officials said. This would include the use of the Sheriff at Air Force bases and other military facilities.

Donger
02-03-2005, 01:39 PM
Heh.

Mr. Kotter
02-03-2005, 01:57 PM
Awesome.

Maybe they'll let us borrow it during the next Presidential election....to police some of the protesters.

Lzen
02-03-2005, 02:00 PM
How about the "brown noise" weapon? :D

HC_Chief
02-03-2005, 02:02 PM
Now they just need to figure out how to get the wavelength just right so that it causes RPG/rifle rounds to explode :evil:

Rain Man
02-03-2005, 02:29 PM
Now they just need to figure out how to get the wavelength just right so that it causes RPG/rifle rounds to explode :evil:


That'd be way cool.

picasso
02-03-2005, 02:53 PM
A giant microwave? That's gay.

Does it come with a bacon rack?

Lzen
02-03-2005, 03:08 PM
A giant microwave? That's gay.

Does it come with a bacon rack?

:homer: Mmmmm, bacon.

picasso
02-03-2005, 03:10 PM
Mmmm, iraqon

Radar Chief
02-03-2005, 03:12 PM
A giant microwave? That's gay.

Does it come with a bacon rack?

Sure, your face. ;)

If you’ve ever felt the heat from RF radiation, you’d never forget it.
One of the tricks we used to play on noobs in HAWK ADA was to get a visual lock on them with the TAS (Tactical Assesment System) camera, slave the HPI (High Powered Illuminator or tracking radar) to the camera and radiate them with over 1000 Watts of RF.
It was great fun till someone went blind in one eye because of it. Literally made the fluid in his eyeball boil.

Donger
02-03-2005, 03:14 PM
Sure, your face. ;)

If you’ve ever felt the heat from RF radiation, you’d never forget it.
One of the tricks we used to play on noobs in HAWK ADA was to get a visual lock on them with the TAS camera, slave the HPI (High Powered Illuminator or tracking radar) to the camera and radiate them.
It was great fun till someone went blind in one eye because of it. Literally made the fluid in his eyeball boil and only took seconds to happen.

I've played with some RF microwave that got me a bit toasty. but damn...

HC_Chief
02-03-2005, 03:15 PM
Literally made the fluid in his eyeball boil and only took seconds to happen.
Kiiiiiiick Asss!!!! Sucks for him, but damn that's kewl :D

Radar Chief
02-03-2005, 03:16 PM
I've played with some RF microwave that got me a bit toasty. but damn...

The HPI was the bad boy, we could literally cook birds out of the sky with it. The rest of the radar was tame by comparison.

Radar Chief
02-03-2005, 03:20 PM
Kiiiiiiick Asss!!!! Sucks for him, but damn that's kewl :D

This is why they started using "Dummy Loads" (huge RF heat sink that allows full radiation without letting anything escape the antenna) on all radar at Ft. Bliss, where the training school was.