U.S. Military Fights Negative Perception of ‘Pain Ray’

Al Jazeera English reports:

In order to gain stronger public perception of new crowd control technology, the US miltary has been showcasing a new weapon dubbed the “pain ray” [as informally called the “heat ray,” technically known as an Active Denial System]. The system cost more than $120 million developing the technology and was deployed in Afghanistan two years ago.

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  • Okarin

     don’t fall for the social trap, you can be sure even if the mass accept it the upper class wouldn’t if it was used on them

  • Dietrich Von Bacon

     I love how the video was produced by Al-Jazeera.
     

  • Barbelith

    Fuck that shit

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    oh look
    a brand new freedom of speech tool for OWS
    maybe they could mount it on a drone

    this moment of repression
    brought to by the Homeland of the Free
    produced by Aljizzherea

    the story won’t make US news until
    its officially deployed in the US
    and the right NewSpeak spin is ready

  • Rosalindasmith

    Its very Negative thought in the US Military Fight.
     http://slimvidasite.com/

  • Bobsmith

    One of Nikolai Tesla’s toy’s come to life most likely.  Field test it overseas on some ‘supposed’ enemy combatants and prep it for use stateside.   Active Denial System huh.   Is this the term to be used on record when they get some lawsuits from civilians that get some brain cells fried, cause seizures , or better yet kill a bunch of people by accident. 

  • Redacted

    You know how fast this baby will cook those hot pockets? Shit bro, this thing will cook them so fast!

    Just let us put one on every corner so that you too can use them to cook hot pockets!

    • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

      It would most likely singe the outside and not cook the inside at all.

  • smooth_operator

    I’d love to see one of these things hijacked and turned on a platoon of black-armored Stormtroopers. With the dial turned to full power, of course.

  • Calypso_1

    Guess we’ll need to rename the black bloc.

  • rus Archer

    pain ray? what a crappy band
    if you don’t wanna kill the people you’re trying to “protect,” maybe don’t aim weapons at them

    fairly certain this will get modified and become a popular sex toy

  • Tig

    so use it in the US for mob dispersal, if you are willing to use it on your own people it’s safe.

  • DeepCough

    Hmmm….what are the odds of something like this happening with the Active Denial System, I wonder.

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_DnPwaEn8aGE/TSpzcGV0LRI/AAAAAAAANZ8/d1gCIm9UgsI/s1600/scanners4.jpg

  • Calypso_1

    “…that sometimes I think becomes confused with a microwave –  Well no it’s not. The wavelengths are completely different.”
     
    Some of the people that are confused and define 95GHz as Microwave radio spectrum:
     
    IEEE
    ITU
    NATO
    NASA

    • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

      Well, technically they’d all label it as long infrared, but also the microwave oven actually uses long(er) infrared waves as well. In other words, this frequency probably is probably more painful than a microwave (oven) because all of the energy is absorbed in a much smaller area (due to the shorter penetration depth). Honestly I cannot say which would be more physically damaging to a person, but I wouldn’t want to be hit by either. I might expect a spike in melanoma’s in the future.

  • rtb61

    Yeah, it’s called torture. Great torture, leaves no marks, no munitions are used which can be tracked, people trapped in a dead end can be tortured for an extended time, all protesters are punished as protesting is a crime.
    Of course it can also burn the person, who does not leave quickly enough, resulting in blistering and risk of cancer. Reflected by metal surfaces, so concentrated doses when used in urban areas with parked vehicles, signage etc. are to be expected.
    As these waves pass through glass people living in those areas will also get the dose they deserve for failing to do enough to prevent the protest.
    Obedience through the inflection of pain and American tradition, no reason the overseer should work up a sweat clubbing and whipping disobedient slaves, now the overseer  can force obedience at the flip of a switch.

  • grasshopper420

    waste of our money….

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