Active Denial System
The , being tested by the U.S. Air Force's 820th Security Forces Group, operates on a 95GHz millimeter radio frequency wavelength. The beam literally goes only skin-deep, just enough to , and the effects dissipate quickly when a person gets out of its path, backers say. "The pain is comparable to an intensified version of opening an oven and feeling the initial blast of hot air," Staff Sgt. Jason Delacruz, an who has been exposed to the beam, said in a statement. ADS is still several years away from deployment.
January 26, 2007 12:45 PM PST
Photo by: Photo by Airman 1st Class Gina Chiaverotti
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