The Pain Ray or Active Denial System is hailed as the new "Holy Grail Of Crowd Control." Check out the Pain Ray in action.
The Pain Ray or Active Denial System (ADS) is a long standing joint project between the Air Force and the Pentagons
Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate. The ABS non-lethal weapon consists of a real life ray gun which shoots 95 GHz millimeter waves that penetrate the skin at a 64th of an inch beneath the skin. This causes the water molecules to boil where the nerve receptors are most concentrated and of course, this hurts like hell.
Raytheon Active Denial System
A press release by Sandia National Laboratories explains that when the waves hit,
“[They produce an] intense heating sensation [which] stops only if the individual moves out of the beam’s path or the beam is turned off…
“The sensation caused by the system has been described by test subjects as feeling like touching a hot frying pan.”
Military grade units designed to zap the masses from afar – have been developed by the Air Force and Homeland Security Company Raytheon, and Sandia researchers are responsible of developing smaller units mainly designed to dissuade nearby individuals from sneaking into classified facilities.For its practicality the Pain Ray has been hailed by many as the Holy Grail of crowd control. Theodore Barn, an assistant deputy undersecretary of defense for advanced systems and concepts said, “We expect the [Military] services to add it to their tool kit. And that could happen as early as 2010.”
But despite all the recent hype regarding the Pain Ray the military still can’t shake fears about the ADS. Although tests have shown the beam carries no lasting side effects, people are still worried that the Pain Ray will â€œgive them cancer, melt their eyeballs or make them sterile.