Tuesday, November 08, 2005

When does the civilian model come out?

This neat little rifle is a Phasr, developed by the U.S. military, designed to temporarily blind one's foes.

The Personnel Halting and Stimulation Response (PHASR) rifle was developed at the Air Force Research Laboratory in New Mexico, US, and two prototypes have been delivered to military bases in Texas and Virginia for further testing.

The US Department of Defense (DoD) believes the weapon could be used, for example, to temporarily blind suspects who drive through a roadblock.
Naturally the United Nations is skeptical of its use. Yet to be heard from, but undoubtedly just as opposed, will be the usual left of center suspects in this country.

Apparently there already is a commercial beam weapon available.
Several commercial systems capable of temporarily dazzling a target exist. LE Systems, based in Connecticut, US, for example, makes the Laser Dazzler, which resembles an ordinary torch and emits a low power pulsing green laser light. The company says this device has been tested extensively and been shown to cause no lasting eye damage.
Oklahomilist hereby resolves: Must increase domestic defense budget.


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