The ADS was deployed in 2010 with the United States military in the Afghanistan War, but was withdrawn without seeing combat. This frequency was chosen because it penetrates less than 1/64 of an inch (0.4 mm), which – in most humans, except for eyelids and babies – avoids the second skin layer (the dermis) where critical structures are found such as nerve endings and blood vessels. A spokesman for the Air Force Research Laboratory described his experience as a test subject for the system: For the first millisecond, it just felt like the skin was warming up. Instead of hitting the person who threw the bottle and backpack, it hit the head of a nearby protester who was recording on his cell phone, KVUE-TV reported. Riot police in Denver move through clouds of tear gas during a protest on May 30, According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ‘riot control agents,’ of which CS is among the most common, can cause blurred vision, coughing, choking sensation, chest tightness, skin reactions and nausea, San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore said: ‘The situation became hostile when people started vandalizing the police station, as well as throwing rocks, bricks and bottles at La Mesa police officers and deputies.’. Gavin Newsom over his statewide coronavirus curfew, Mike Pompeo says the US 'unequivocally condemns' jailing of Citgo six and slams Venezuela's justice system as 'kangaroo court' and demands the execs are returned to the US, Rounding the corner... to calamity: US daily deaths could double to 4,000 within ten days warn experts as nation hits record 90k hospitalizations and Dr. Fauci says 'Christmas and New Year won't be any different than Thanksgiving', COVID-19 cases in US children increase by 28% in just 2 weeks with 1.2million now infected - yet the death rate remains at 0.01%. , The effects of this radio frequency on humans have been studied by the military for years, and much, but not all of the research has been published openly in peer-reviewed journals. Physics Analyses and Inferences, "Lack of effect of 94 GHz radio frequency radiation exposure in an animal model of skin carcinogenesis", https://jnlwp.defense.gov/Portals/50/Documents/Future_Non-Lethal_Weapons/HEAP.pdf, "Active Denial System: A Nonlethal 'Counter-Personnel Energy Weapon, "$120 million heat ray waiting for first action", "U.S. Of these, 15 per cent resulted in permanent disability, while 3 per cent resulted in death. According to Department of Defense policy, non-lethal weapons "are explicitly designed and primarily employed so as to incapacitate personnel or material, while minimizing fatalities, permanent injury to personnel, and undesired damage to property and the environment. Combinations of acoustic and optical system platforms with ADS can be used to effectively communicate to, warn of escalation of force, introduce optical and auditory deterrents and step function the escalation of transmitted force from relatively benign to ultimately forced dispersal of a crowd, or to deny them from an area or access to an area. Police departments have also been using pepper balls fired by a specialized air rifle. The following are six of the most outrageous "non-lethal" weapons that will define the future of crowd control. ", In September 2020 it was revealed that federal officials had explored the use of the device and the Long Range Acoustic Device to disperse civilians protesting outside the White House in June of that year, but had been advised that the National Guard was not currently in possession of either device.. Proper wound management further decreases this probability, as well as the probability of hypertrophic scarring or keloid formation. The spokesman added however that the system had not yet been used operationally.