View Full Version : US Army to test UAVs armed with ultra-bright strobe to work as crowd control weapon
02-23-2007, 11:37 AM
US Army system designed to induce temporary paralysis
The US Army's Aviation Applied Technology Directorate (AATD) plans to demonstrate the use of a 7.5 million candlepower (7.3 million candela) strobe floodlight system mounted on board an unmanned air vehicle as a non-lethal crowd-control system....
02-23-2007, 02:12 PM
It's not going to be long before the military starts mounting those brain-wave EMI generators on planes.
If you haven't heard, there are "beam weapon" prototypes which take some kind of sampling of a person's current alpha and beta brain waves, and disrupts them using negative interference. Don't know if they can really control whether or not someone dies or is rendered unconscious, but I would imagine that some kind of average templates could be found that affect 50-75% of the population. That is probably what is being worked on right now -- predefined firing patterns.
Slap that stuff on a UAV with a directed beam and you've got an instant force-multiplier. Snipers in the miniret? Flip the kill switch.
02-23-2007, 02:23 PM
This sounded good at first, but then I thought about what the mind can really do when it tries hard enough ... the people will fight back and not give up. Like mice and rats get smarter with a maze problem if there is a reward at the end ...
So will human beings, all that's left to decide is which country will happen in first.
02-23-2007, 02:48 PM
Could you just like NOT stare at the flashing lights? Problem solved.
02-26-2007, 03:30 PM
Sales of sunglasses will surge when this thing is deployed!
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