by David Crane
defrev at gmail.com
both less-lethal energy weapons and less-lethal directed energy weapons (DEW) that use microwaves. This is a significant thing, especially if the fabric can protect the wearer from millimeter-wave weapons tech like Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Directed Energy Directorate’s rather frightening Active Denial Technology (ADT). ADT is particularly nasty.
Defense Review ran into some of the AFRL Directed Energy Directorate boys at International SOF Week APBI 2005. Let me just say that those guys are definitely up to no good, over there. Thank God they’re on our side. But, I digress. In order to get one of their Chili Pepper-shaped pens, I had to put the tip of my index finger on the end of a device they had there at the booth to demonstrate their ADT tech, and see how long I could stand it before I just couldn’t take it anymore and had to pull my finger away. When they turned the device on, the tip of my finger began getting hotter and hotter, until I had no choice but to remove it as quickly as possible. I remember telling the gentleman who burned my finger "you’re very bad people". I was only half kidding, actually. I’ve been around guns for a long time, but this invisible microwave tech really scares me, especially since ADT will make your whole body feel like my finger felt. Not fun. Now, do you get the Chili Pepper pen angle? Real funny (sarcasm). Anyway, we don’t yet know whether or not Thor Shield Energy Weapon Protection Fabric would be effective for defending against Active Denial Technology (ADT) millimeter wave technology, but we’ll look into it. What if America’s enemies will successfully develop microwave weapons similar to ADT for use in infantry combat. It would be nice if our soldiers had a means of defense against it, right?