2023 Author: Adelina Croftoon | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 12:05
The Internet got a secret list of the Pentagon's weapons aimed at controlling the enemy. The list includes lasers, sound wave emitters for crowd control, and various remote-action devices that can paralyze opponents and disable vehicles.
The secret list of the Pentagon's weapons was leaked on the Internet, the RBC news agency reports. The list includes both existing weapons and design developments of the so-called non-lethal weapons, whose task is not to eliminate the enemy, but to control it.
The leak was published by the Public Intelligence website, which had previously declassified some internal Pentagon documents on national security.
"Handbook of non-lethal weapons", consisting of more than 100 pages, contains the description and characteristics of the weapon, the possible consequences of its use and the associated damage. In the reference book, in particular, there are descriptions of different types of lasers, heat rays and sound wave emitters used to control the crowd, to create engine malfunctions, to temporarily paralyze the enemy, and so on.
Similar developments are underway at the Pentagon's Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate, established in 1996. shortly after military operations in Somalia and Bosnia. According to James Lewis, a military expert at the Washington Center for Strategic and International Studies, the main task of the Office is to defeat the enemy without physically eliminating him. "It is not known whether most of these innovative developments will see the light of day in the near future," said J. Lewis.
It is worth noting that the Non-Lethal Weapons Authority has previously been criticized for spending huge amounts of money. According to a 2009 report, the agency spent at least $ 386 million on the development of 50 projects of a new type of weapon, but none of these projects was implemented.