Direct Energy Weapon Mounted On A Machine Gun?
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November 25, 2012 in Guns
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Raytheon’s Solid-State Non-Lethal Directed Energy Weapon Can Be Mounted On A Machine Gun
One problem with many non-lethal weapons is that they are largely ineffective over the range that lethal weapons are effective. For example, a non-lethal kinetic weapon that sends projectiles (e.g., rubber bullets) must have a reasonable range to maintain its nonlethality, however, the weapon becomes potentially lethal at close range when powerful enough to be used for longer ranges due to the initial velocity required to project the projectile over these longer ranges.
The lethal portion may be any lethal weapon including a rifle or machine gun. The non-lethal portion may comprise a directed energy weapon and may be bore-sighted or aligned with the lethal portion. In some embodiments, the non-lethal portion may be a kit allowing non-lethal capability to be added to a lethal weapon.
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