Microwave weapon now available on Hummer

Posted by Tom Ford at 4:17 pm on Tuesday November 4, 2008

So maybe not to the average punter, but this ‘Area Denial System’ has been certified for use in Iraq.

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Basically a giant microwave transmitter that you can aim, the ADS causes you to think your skin is ‘on fire’ but doesn’t do any lasting damage. Great for crowd control where lobbing a load of tear gas at a crowd can be hazardous to the community as a whole. Still pretty scary though – go to dailytech.com for the full story…

  1. liam said...
    Tuesday November 4, 2008 at 4:26 pm Link to comment Report comment

    these should be used to control crowds at footy matches,that’ll teach hooligans not to cause trouble!

  2. schwiffell said...
    Tuesday November 4, 2008 at 6:00 pm Link to comment Report comment

    I wonder if it goes bing when its finished???

  3. luke said...
    Tuesday November 4, 2008 at 9:43 pm Link to comment Report comment

    so it even cooks you.
    is this an American idea?
    a drivable microwave is just their style

  4. John Neves said...
    Wednesday November 5, 2008 at 12:06 am Link to comment Report comment

    I remember this thing from one of the Command and Conquer games. You can cook a full turkey from a range of 6 miles.

  5. BOY RACER said...
    Wednesday November 5, 2008 at 10:06 am Link to comment Report comment

    when you get your hummer make shore to spec it with a microwave canon

  6. Rob said...
    Wednesday November 5, 2008 at 6:11 pm Link to comment Report comment

    It was in R&D for quite a few years.

  7. Popcorn fan said...
    Thursday November 6, 2008 at 5:52 pm Link to comment Report comment

    Does it do popcorn? You could ask your victim to hold onto a bag for you while it’s nuked. Thing is, is it done when they drop dead, or do you take it off them before then in case it burns, and oh, get them to turn it around so the edges don’t get burned.
    Unbelievable. What will the yanks think of next to hurt people? Oh yeah, they already did it, Jazz!

  8. Tish said...
    Thursday November 6, 2008 at 8:04 pm Link to comment Report comment

    How can it not do any lasting damage??? Microwaves heat water patricles in your body, that thing COOKS you alive!! madness, uttermost madness

  9. Alfaman said...
    Friday November 7, 2008 at 4:50 pm Link to comment Report comment

    could it fry a speed camera?

    just a thought…

  10. Gentil Costa said...
    Friday November 7, 2008 at 5:42 pm Link to comment Report comment

    the news feed says “doesn’t do any lasting Damage”. So, what is the short damage?

  11. LT said...
    Friday November 7, 2008 at 8:01 pm Link to comment Report comment

    According to the stats, the microwave beam is supposed to penetrate the skin to the depth of something like 0.6mm, just enough to hit the nerve endings in the skin. They’ve been testing this for years and apparently out of over 10,000 tests, they’ve had a total of 8 injuries, 2 of which were second degree burns.

    Still wouldnt want hit by it though, though it is a remarkably clever invention.

    As for the damage it does, it’s been likened to touching a hot light bulb.

  12. TG Fan said...
    Sunday November 9, 2008 at 5:25 pm Link to comment Report comment

    I suppose the short term damage is some element of your body resonating highly enough for it to feel like you are being burned alive.

    (They took this game off Command and Conquer!)

  13. black said...
    Friday June 12, 2009 at 1:07 am Link to comment Report comment

    If oyu cover your body in aluminum foil, will you be immune?

  14. jigjag said...
    Thursday April 22, 2010 at 4:41 pm Link to comment Report comment

    if the microwave transmitter were left on for say 1 minute-
    everyone in the area of transmission would be dead.
    this is just the tip of the iceberg with this kind of technology.

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