Vehicle-Mounted “Active Denial System” (V-MADS – you have to love the acronym)

Seeing this post made me go, “Didn’t we see that actually being deployed in Baltimore in humvees..?” Sure enough:

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This video was uploaded on YouTube on September 20, 2009, by Jaglavak Military – notice that this is now 6 years ago…

The so-called “Active Denial System” (ADS) (denial of what exactly? Freedom? Incapacitating would be more accurate) is described by the military as a non-lethal (what does not kill you makes you stronger?), directed-energy weapon. It is a strong millimeter-wave transmitter primarily used for crowd control (they call it the “goodbye effect…”). Some ADS systems could also be designed to disable vehicles.

According to a comment posted by SciGuy, this device produces a beam with a wavelength of 95 GHz. “This radiation is known as millimeter waves or extremely high frequency (EHF) waves, which is a form of radiation that is between microwaves [and] infrared (technical term is terahertz radiation). This is still non-ionizing radiation, it does not break molecular bonds or DNA [this is good news]. The…

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