[Rushtalk] LRAD Sonic Weapons To Be Deployed "Throughout" America For Crises
Dennis Putnam, Jr.
dput at bellsouth.net
Thu Sep 27 10:29:05 MDT 2012
The U.S. Air National Guard has purchased half a million dollars worth of
portable LRAD acoustic systems, which are commonly used by police to quell
protests and civil unrest, ensuring that the sonic weapons will be deployed
"throughout" America during upcoming national emergencies and other crises.
The video above demonstrates how the portable LRAD works even at 200 feet
high and amidst the noise of a helicopter.
LRAD Corporation has received an order worth $550,00 from the Air National
Guard to ship LRAD 100X devices this quarter.
"With this order, LRAD systems will be in use by every major force of the
Department of Defense," Tom Brown, president and CEO of LRAD told Government
<http://gsnmagazine.com/node/27393?c=military_force_protection> . "The Air
National Guard will be deploying the LRAD 100X systems throughout the
country to support and assist civil authorities in the event of severe
natural or man-made disasters. LRAD systems have proven highly effective in
communicating warnings, instructions and commands over wide areas before,
during, and in the aftermath of catastrophes."
As well as being powerful communication devices, LRADs emit piercing sounds
that amount to nothing less than auditory torture, and serve to disperse
people from geographical areas, breaking up demonstrations and other
Larger versions of the LRAD, previously used against Somali pirates and
insurgents in Afghanistan, are increasingly being deployed inside America.
In 2009, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department deployed an LRAD against
people going to a town hall meeting
The LRAD 100X is weather proof, able to be heard clearly at distances of 600
meters and is 20 to 30 decibels louder than a standard bullhorn. The sound
which the device is capable of emitting to disperse people is both a tool of
torture and psychological warfare.
LRAD being using at the G20 meeting in Pittsburgh 2009:
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