On Target // March 13th, 2012 // By Lance Cpl. Chelsea Flowers
Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Micheal P. Barrett grimaces at the initial wave of heat from the Active Denial System during a demonstration at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., March 9. The ADS is a non-lethal weapon that projects a long range, man-sized beam of millimeter waves that produce a reversible heating sensation to the skin, much like opening a hot oven. It is one of many non-lethal weapons the Marine Corps is looking to deploy into combat zones to minimize casualties and collateral damage. It can be used for perimeter defense, crowd control and area denial against any human threat. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Daniel Wetzel)
Earlier this week, we hosted our first Facebook town hall meeting to discuss the capabilities of the Marine Corps’ new non-lethal system, the Active Denial System. The ADS uses a 95-gigahertz, millimeter wave beam that penetrates only 1/64 of an inch into the skin and has a 1,000-meter range. The system causes a reversible heating sensation to the skin and is intended for use in perimeter defense, area denial and crowd control.
Click here to see the Active Denial System in action.
After showing you the ins and outs of the system, we want to know what you think about the Corps’ non-lethal weapons program.
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