Fox News show featuring the story of reporter Peter Doocy:
Peter Doocy story (included above) on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Lwuy4OXoRk
Fox News anchor: “Pentagon has a new tool to ease tensions with crowds but they're not using it just yet. Peter Doocy in advance tries it out for himself.”
Peter Doocy: “You can't see it hear it or smell it but it makes unruly mobs do this [0:16 a crowd simulating a hostile advance retreats rapidly]. The Defense Department's Active Denial System, a non-lethal weapon that can be used to control crowds, secure perimeters and keep pirates at bay. It could be a game-changer”.
Colonel Tracy Tafolla, Director, Joint Non-Lethal Weapons: “One of the things is that we can shoot first and ask questions later! Normally you can't do that!”
P. Doocy “The military says the Active Denial system is not radioactive, it's not a microwave and it's not a laser beam. It's instead a man-sized beam of millimeter waves* that can be fired from up to a thousand meters away that are designed to get the subject if they were standing on this X (mark) really really hot so that they move.
P. Doocy tries the system (gets a remote heat shock) and reports: “That it's about 50 degrees (10°C) out here right now but I just felt like it was about a thousand (500°C)! And I never been inside a tub that somebody dropped a hair dryer in but I would imagine that that's what it feels like!”
“After about 1.5 seconds 1/64th of an inch (0.4mm) of my skin was a hundred thirty degrees (55°C) but as soon as I stepped away it was over and the DoD says there aren't any lingering effects. “
S. Miller, Air Force Bio Effects Research Branch: “There's no cancer risk, there's no risk to a fetus or reproductive capability, it's just heat”.
P. Doocy: “But the DoD admits this system does have a drawback.”
Dr. Loree, Assistant Chief Scientist, US Air Force: "We are propagating through the air, we are therefore relatively line of sight and so we need to be line of sight with targets".
A prototype costs 10 million dollars and there are no plans to deploy one anytime soon. Marine Base Quantico**, Virginia. Peter Doocy, Fox News
**Home to US Marine Corps University, FBI Academy, DEA Academy
Additional comment by P. Doocey at the first video: “We are told that out of 11.000 people they have tested the system out on, they only had only two injuries and those were second degree burns from overexposures. But now there are measures in place to avoid injury and keep things legal and truly compliant.”
A pdf presentation form the Defense Innovation MarketPlace
About: "The Defense Innovation Marketplace website was created to be a consolidated resource for both DoD and industry to help enable this communication."
The presentation is found here:
(images copied from presentation slides 6 and 8)
(4 selected weapons from slide 8 below)
Post above tweeted as follows:
To provide an "inventory of all Non-Lethal and Less-Than-Lethal Directed-Energy Weapons currently in use on the streets of Massachusetts"
(The appeal of the citizen contains an impressive list of related US patents).
Post above tweeted as follows:
US Air Force policy directive for Safety of Directed Energy Weapons
The Air Force will ensure directed energy weapons (DEW) receive treatment distinct from conventional or nuclear weapons because of their characteristics (...)
1.1. A DEW is a system using a beam of concentrated electromagnetic energy (including but not limited to lasers and high power microwave systems), or atomic or subatomic particles (...)
1.2. Acoustic weapons use sound across the entire frequency spectrum to (...)
(credit for link : peacepink member Sarah)
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense
For Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics
Excerpts in the following section
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