U.S. develops yet another tool for abusing civilians…

U.S. develops yet another method of abusing humansThe US military has given the first public display of what it says is a revolutionary heat-ray weapon to repel enemies or disperse hostile crowds.

Called the Active Denial System, it projects an invisible high energy beam that produces a sudden burning feeling.

Military officials, who say the gun is harmless, believe it could be used as a non-lethal way of making enemies surrender their weapons.

Officials said there was wide-ranging military interest in the technology.

Heat energy up to 54C (130F) penetrates less than 0.5mm of skin
Manufacturers say this avoids injury, although long-term effects are not known… link

Ok. Here is the deal. I worked with a variety of microwave transmitting systems* (for the Canadian Federal Government) for about 4 years. The hazards of heating from microwave radiation are well known and published widely.

This kind of radiation damages your eyes and it can damage your D.N.A.
Anything AND I MEAN ANYTHING that the U.S. military says about this system is utter bull$hit.

For the record, I am a federally and provincially certified journeyman electronics and telecommunications technician fully qualified to operate, design and rebuild all manner of high power transmitting and receiving equipment.