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The U.S. military has invested heavily in weapons over the years that can incapacitate enemies without killing them. One of these weapons is called the Active Denial System (ADS) and it is a non-lethal weapon that makes its target feel as if his or her skin is burning. However, the burning sensation is completely reversible.

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Up to a 1000 Meters, wow...

Nuke em has a whole new meaning.. biggrin.gif
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i saw this from discovery channel long time ago, the program was titled FUTURE WEAPONS
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I think I'd rather be hit with a taser than this thing. A taser incapacitates someone until it's turned off. This sounds like it creates a sensation of searing pain that doesn't wear off very quickly.

*puts on lead jacket*
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I think I'd rather be hit with a taser than this thing. A taser incapacitates someone until it's turned off. This sounds like it creates a sensation of searing pain that doesn't wear off very quickly.

*puts on lead jacket*

you've got it reversed bro,
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I saw this a couple of years ago. It's mainly for riot control (ie: dispersion of crowds) not for warfare. The effect immediately wears off when not in range of the weapon.
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I saw this a couple of years ago. It's mainly for riot control (ie: dispersion of crowds) not for warfare. The effect immediately wears off when not in range of the weapon.

Same here. Looked very bulky and something not very mobile
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Same here. Looked very bulky and something not very mobile
It is mobile. It's just a microwave dish (of some sorts) strapped on a vehicle.
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I'd think it is meant for stationary defence like on a military base. Could be effective in keeping large (nonviolent but threatening) crowds back.
    
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you've got it reversed bro,

Probably. Still, I'll be wearing my lead jacket for a while. At least it will protect me 1 weapon.
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I'd think it is meant for stationary defence like on a military base. Could be effective in keeping large (nonviolent but threatening) crowds back.

This is mostly going to be a replacement for tear gas and maybe rubber bullets. It's a much more convenient way to stop protests.
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