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Active Denial System Tracey Ricker 3 November 2009
Birth of ADS Microwave technology developed by military during WWII Today our military needs a non-lethal method to hold off threats, with minimal long-term results… …ADS!!!
History In 2001, the concept was released, however progress was halted due to safety and legal sanctions. The Iraq War has increased funding and research and ADS is due to deploy to Iraq within the next year.
How it works Sends microwave (electromagnetic)radiation at the speed of light towards subjects Causes intense burning sensation, like skin is literally on fire When removed the pain goes away instantly Two operators zero in on target, using a joystick and a camera and screen They initiate the electromagnetic waves, that burn through anything in their path
Uses Up to three miles in range. Military Usage Halt Crime and Hostage Situations Riot and Rally Situations
Results Victims will feel the impact instantaneously. Instinctively stop what your doing, and get out of affected area. Absorbed in top layer of skin, only the top1/64 th of an inch, which is where the nerve endings are. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpjxjLRKqw8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpjxjLRKqw8
Advancements Strength can be determined by the operator USMC and Police are trying to create handheld versions of the beam Cost of beam is relative to that of the salaries and previous methods behind crowd control
Pros Only requires two operators to control a crowd Can target mass amounts of people at once Can prevent violence long term and even possible deaths
Cons Regarded by some as form of torture Same strength regardless of age, gender or size People with tattoos and piercings can have the metal melt onto their skin Trigger-happy operators