U.S. Military Weaponizes Unused Spectrum Bands

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As 5G capabilities progress, previously unused bands of the radio spectrum are being called into play by the U.S. military, specifically high band millimeter waves. As naturalblaze.com explains in an article originally published by Terence Newton in WakingTimes.com, Active Denial System (ADS) waves in the 95 GHz range can be used as a crowd control mechanism.  A person who experiences a blast from an ADS would feel like their skin was painfully hot. The technology is considered non-lethal.

On its website, the U.S. Department of Defense defines Active Denial Technology as “a focused beam of directed energy to provide our troops a non-lethal option to stop, deter and turn back suspicious individuals with minimal risk of injury.”  The weapon is designed to “protect the innocent, minimize fatalities and limit collateral damage across the range of military operations.” The system is deemed effective because the burning sensation it produces compels people to move away from the irritation and thus the crowd is dispersed.  The military has been working with ADS waves since 2002.

In 2008, an independent peer review study investigated the potential harm from exposure to Active Denial Technology and generally found no health issues with short term contact.  However, there were individuals with repeat exposures who reported various degrees of blistering. The full report is available here.

October 11, 2018

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