In a BBC article today:
"The US military has given a first public demonstration what it says is a revolutionary heat-ray weapon to repel enemies or disperse hostile crowds."Hostile crowds...people who disagree with fascism and the burgeoning police state. Personally, I believe that if we had more hostile crowds, we could curb the creation of such Draconian devices. Our government is not here for us to serve, but to serve us. Where is the outcry? Why do we continue to accept this sort of behavior from those who are sworn to protect us?
Defense Industry Daily in a February 1, 2006 article described it as,
“a microwave transmitter whose focused beams create burning sensations that force targets to flee in order to escape.”It allegedly does not cause any permanent damage, but in tests the volunteers were not allowed to wear contacts, glasses, or have any metal objects on their persons. (Everyone will be safe as long as they aren't near-sighted, have change in their pockets, or wear jewelry, right???)
“If we’re not willing to use it here against our fellow citizens, then we should not be willing to use it in a wartime situation.”
– Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne, on testing non-lethal weapons on citizens
I let people know about the project and Michael Wynne's plans to use the weapon against dissenters in 2005. Back then...everyone I told about this said I was being paranoid. Below is the information provided by Defense Industry Daily in 2005:
$7.5M for Directed Energy ADS2 Riot-Breaker
"Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, AZ is being awarded a $7.5 million cost-plus award-fee contract to design, fabricate, test rapidly field and support a fixed Active Denial System (ADS) referred to as System 2 and ADS2."
"Active Denial Technology exploits the body's natural defense mechanism that induces pain as a warning to help protect it from injury. It uses a transmitter producing energy at a frequency of 95Ghz and an antenna to direct a focused, invisible beam to a subject at the speed of light and penetrate the skin to a depth of less than 1/64 of an inch. This produces an escalating heating sensation that becomes intolerable in seconds, and forces the subject to flee. The sensation immediately ceases when the individual moves out of the beam or when the system operator turns it off."