[NetBehaviour] Plasma shields to stun and disorientate enemies.
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Sun Apr 29 12:32:59 CEST 2007
Plasma shields to stun and disorientate enemies.
"According to an article at New Scientist, DARPA is developing a plasma
shield that would allow troops to stun and disorientate enemies. The
system will use a technology known as dynamic pulse detonation (DPD),
which involves producing a ball of plasma with an intense laser pulse,
and then a supersonic shockwave within the plasma using another pulse.
The result is a gigantic flash and a loud bang in a the air. 'The
company has also pitched a portable laser rifle, which would be lethal,
to the US Army. It would weigh about fifteen kilograms, would have a
range of more than a mile, and could have numerous advantages over
existing rifles - better accuracy and the ability to hit a moving target
at the speed of light.'"
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