[NetBehaviour] Plasma shields to stun and disorientate enemies.

marc 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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