Photos: Researchers cook up microwave weapon

Photos: Researchers cook up microwave weapon

Summary: The military's Active Denial Technology uses a millimeter wave beam to replace bullets with less lethal heat.

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  • Active Denial Technology

    The military's Active Denial Technology, being tested at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico, uses a millimeter wave beam of energy that's intended to make people feel an intense burning sensation--without causing permanent injury.

  • Mobile microwave weapon

    The millimeter wave technology could go mobile on modified Humvees or other vehicles for use in crowd control. The so-called VMADS (Vehicle Mounted Active Denial System) rigs have been considered for deployment in Iraq.

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