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US tests earsplitting directional noisemaker in Iraq__CNN

  1. Mar 12, 2004 #1
    excerts: (note: try 'if it doesn't show'--it's the same link
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    http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/ptech/03/03/sonic.weapon.ap/index.html

    NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. soldiers in Iraq have new gear for dispersing hostile crowds and warding off potential enemy combatants. It blasts earsplitting noise in a directed beam.

    The equipment, called a Long Range Acoustic Device, or LRAD, is a so-called "non-lethal weapon" developed after the 2000 attack on the USS Cole off Yemen as a way to keep operators of small boats from approaching U.S. warships.

    Some of the Iraq-bound devices will be used by members of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force and the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, both recently deployed to the western province of Al Anbar, a largely barren, predominantly Sunni Muslim area.

    Dubbed "The Sound of Force Protection" in a company brochure, the devices can broadcast sound files containing warning messages. Or they can be used with electronic translating devices for what amounts to "narrowcasting."

    Another such weapon, expected to be tested in the field soon, is the Active Denial System. It seeks to repel enemies with a painful energy beam.

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    they should try 'infrasound' huh?-nobody'd hear it-nobody'd know what was happenin'.....although something like the Beatles might 'calm' everyone down too....

    (note me though-preferred the Stones
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    add:
    (anybody ever hear the 'Cheesits'-they're good!
    sound a little like the Chipmonks-squeaky high voices)

    anyway: Active Denial System. It seeks to repel enemies with a painful energy beam.

    what the heck next!
     
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  3. Mar 12, 2004 #2
    I once ran across plans on the web for a "pain field generator" which turned out to be an ultrasonic sound gun sort of thing. It was claimed to cause an unpleasant sensation at the back of the scull/neck.
     
  4. Mar 12, 2004 #3
    Yeah, there's a great idea...terrorize entire neighborhoods with sonic torture. Who thinks of this sort of crap?!?
     
  5. Mar 12, 2004 #4
    Boombox and car stereo manufacturers.
     
  6. Mar 12, 2004 #5
    z
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    Originally posted by Zero
    Yeah, there's a great idea...terrorize entire neighborhoods with sonic torture. Who thinks of this sort of crap?!?
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    Gen. Ashcroff?

    (yeah-deliberately mis-spelfth--might get 'googled' on this!)
    cheers!
    practice Now makes perfect!
    we'll figure a way out! (if the time comes....8-tracks are 'pure'!!

    ---
    geez-ma-cheeze!-nothing to debunk Here!

    mouse-btw- Neil Armstrong made a statement today: One small step for Man,two big feet for Big Foot!

    Neil Armstrong Endorses Bush's Space Plan
    HOUSTON (AP) -- Former astronaut Neil Armstrong says Americans should support President Bush's plan for renewed missions to the moon and beyond.
    .
    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/science/AP-Armstrong-Space.html?pagewanted=print&position=

    and this-don't have a drink next to the keyboard!!
    You'll get a 'jolt' outta this! worth the wait!
    this 'throws new light' on the whole subject !

    http://moontruth.com/clips/moontruth.mpg

    see this first!

    cheezy-whole bits!

    have fun! Don't forget to Explore!!!
     
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