Military Heat

Microwave heat-ray weapon unveiled by US military

Writing by Cristian on Tuesday, 25 of September , 2007 at 7:18 pm

I once was curious enough to put a finger above a hole in my microwave oven. The result? A pleasant heat wave, similar to that of opening a oven door, hits you. Now imagine this feeling but instead of a pleasant heat wave, a burning sensation.

This is the weapon that is expected to enter service in 2010 mainly a crowd disperser. It uses powerful microwaves at 95 GHz, that pass through your clothes without setting them on fire, and heat the water molecules of which your body is formed. The microwaves are not strong enough to cause severe burns, but rather to give the nerves under your skin a touch of pain, at a relative temperature of 50 degrees Celsius.

The heat-beam is fired from a large dish which sits on top of a Humvee. With an effective range of 500m, it can cause panic on protesters further away than any non-lethal weapon in service so far.

The system is named by the US military as the Active Denial System or ADS. Another version of this has already been delivered to the U.S. Air Force, called the ADS2, which is bigger, resists to harsher environments and is generally better suited for war theaters.

Below are two videos. The first is of a reporter who offered to be a guinea pig at the demonstration, and the second video is a CNN coverage of the unveiling.

Comments (12)

Category: Military Research and Development,Military Technology News,US Military Weapons

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

12 Comments

Pingback by Weapon idea of today are reality tomorrow - Page 2 - LDS Mormon Forums

Made Wednesday, 31 of December , 2008 at 10:30 am

[...] weapons are the next big thing. Cripple large groups of people with minor long-term damage. Microwave heat-ray weapon unveiled by US military Here’s one that causes a ‘scalding’ sensation. Bioweapons are my personal favorite.. perhaps if [...]

Comment by chef evans wafula. ph.D

Made Thursday, 2 of April , 2009 at 1:22 pm

best reseach world wide. chef evans wafula. p.h.D.NAIROBI KENYA.

Comment by EVANS WAFULA

Made Saturday, 28 of November , 2009 at 3:45 pm

BEST WORLD WIDE

Comment by JIMO

Made Sunday, 28 of February , 2010 at 6:35 pm

yes turn in on High, & fry a commie, they wont stink so much when disposing of bodies. You must stand back when shooting Russian, like heating a fuel tank until it explodes, only tank full of vodka….ew rah!!

Comment by Jose Pimentel

Made Saturday, 3 of April , 2010 at 10:22 pm

Itis possibe to make a more powerful and portable Microwave Heat -Ray and use it for exloding IED in the roads of Afganistan in a safe distance? Thanks

Comment by Think Diferent

Made Monday, 20 of December , 2010 at 1:11 am

Jose that is a good question. This makes me feel better about things. A lot of the comments on YouTube about this make me ill.
I see another use for this thing, rather than have it sit around when there are no riots it could be used at the air port to melt ice of the runways, or it could be used to melt ice off the roads/runways at the base it gets placed at.

Pingback by Warning signs - the beginning of the end - Page 3

Made Tuesday, 15 of February , 2011 at 4:33 pm

[...] contact with. I’ve always got my ear to the ground both from inside and outside sources. Heat Ray: Microwave heat-ray weapon unveiled by US military BBC NEWS | Americas | US military unveils heat-ray gun Survival Food Buyout: Are feds [...]

Comment by Jack Napiare

Made Monday, 20 of June , 2011 at 5:08 pm

Thats very interesting.

Comment by Jack Napiare

Made Tuesday, 12 of July , 2011 at 5:07 pm

It’s a little big isn’t it? lol

Comment by Wade Willson

Made Wednesday, 20 of July , 2011 at 4:26 pm

Does it work on pop-corn?

Comment by Joe

Made Monday, 25 of July , 2011 at 2:24 am

HEY !!…..NEAT !!

LOL…….WE ARE GETTING CLOSER TO FLASH GORDON OR BUCK ROGERS TECHNOLOGY

LOL…… KEEP IT UP…..MAYBE THAT WILL BE OUR OUT-OF-SPACE WEAPON TO PROTECT US FROM ANY NUKE ATTACK….ICBMS YOU KNOW…

FIVE STARS.

: )

Comment by Nimitz

Made Thursday, 1 of December , 2011 at 3:40 pm

Very interesting

Leave a comment

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>