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Long Range Acoustic Device
U.S. soldiers in Iraq have new gear for dispersing hostile crowds and warding off potential enemy combatants. It blasts earsplitting noise in a directed beam.
"The developer of the LRAD, American Technology Corp. of San Diego, recently got a $1.1-million (U.S.) contract from the U.S. Marine Corps to buy the gadgets for units deployed to Iraq. The Army also sent LRADs to Iraq to test on vehicles.
Some of the Iraq-bound devices will be used by members of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force and the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, both recently deployed to the western province of Al Anbar, a largely barren, predominantly Sunni Muslim area."
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American Technology Corporation Awarded Key Military Contract to Deliver Modified Long Range Acoustic Devices (LRAD™)
From the website from the firm who maded it:
American Technology Corporation is shaping the future of sound by developing and licensing its patented and patents-pending leading-edge sound reproduction technologies and electronic products."
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HyperSonic Sound Technology is simply the most revolutionary sound reproduction system of this century. Not since the development of the "cone" loudspeaker more than 75 years ago has any technology provided such significant departure from conventional loudspeakers and such a remarkable new approach to the reproduction of sound."
Bradford Non-Lethal Weapons Research Project
Research Report No. 4
Neil Davison Nick Lewer December 2003