U.S. unveils non-lethal heat-ray weapon
Date: Friday, January 26 2007
The U.S. military demonstrated a new weapon Wednesday designed to disperse crowds: a heat-ray gun that makes people feel as if they are about to catch fire.
The ray gun for crowd control goes by the unwieldy name of "active denial system" but it sounds like science fiction: its beam makes people feel intense heat.
Apart from causing that terrifying sensation, the technology is supposed to be harmless – a non-lethal way to get enemies to drop their weapons.
Military brass said it could save lives in places like Iraq and Afghanistan.
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