As the US Navy announces this week that adding to its electronic warfare arsenal, it is developing an electrically powered rail gun capable of firing missiles between 50 to 100 nautical miles at seven times the speed of sound, human rights defenders worry about bio-effects of even less lethal electromagnetic weaponry.
With its never-ending supply of funds for a never-ending supply of weapons, the US Navy has announced this week that it is developing an electrically powered rail gun capable of firing missiles between 50 to 100 nautical miles at seven times the speed of sound.
“The US Navy revealed a private sector built prototype is being tested at the Naval Surface Warfare Centre Dahlgren Division in northern Virginia, who released a short video showcasing the weapon’s incredible power,” the Telegraph reported Sunday.
“As you can see, it represents a significant increase in range,” Roger Ellis, the Office of Naval Research’s electromagnetic rail gun programme manager, told reporters.
According to the Telegraph, scientists are focused on measuring the life-expectancy of the gun’s barrel and its structural integrity. Human rights defenders are focusing on bio-effects of even the low-volt electro-magnetic weapons.
Less than lethal or non-lethal electromagnetic weapons can be lethal
Common bio-effects of electromagnetic and other “non-lethal weapons” include effects to the human central nervous system resulting in physical pain, difficulty breathing, vertigo, nausea, disorientation, and other systemic discomfort.
Weapons not directly considered lethal can cause cumulative damage to the human body including death through “slow-kill.”
Microwave pulses can affect the epidermis (skin) and dermis, the thick sensitive layer of skin and connective tissue beneath the epidermis that contains blood, lymph vessels, sweat glands, and nerve endings, generating a burn from as far as 700 yards.
DEWs for mind control
Project Pandora, conducted by the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), included externally induced auditory input from pulsed microwave audiograms of words or oral sounds that create the effect of hearing voices that are not a part of the recipients own thought processes.
EW effects on property
Directed energy weapons (DEWs) such as Boeing’s Airborne Laser that can be mounted on a 747 jet, has capacity to burn the skin off enemy missiles. (Light Warfare”; by Matthew Swibel; 04.23.07; Forbes.com)
Electromagnetic weapons, including high power microwaves, were used during the Gulf War to disrupt and destroy the enemy’s electronic systems and may have been used for other effects. Types and magnitudes of exposure to electromagnetic fields is unknown. (U.S. Senate – Committee on Veterans Affairs: Hearings – Gulf War Illnesses; Testimony to the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee; Meryl Nass, MD, Director of Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Mount Desert Island Hospital Bar Harbor, Maine; September 25, 2007)
EWs are being used on both persons and property in the present Middle East invasion and occupation by the U.S. and a large population of Americans allege being targeted with EWs, possibly part of ongoing non-consensual human experimentation to perfect the weapon system. Some believe the treatment to be for a human culling eugenics program.
- Directed energy weapons (DEWs)
- Electronic warfar (EW)
- Less-lethal weapon
- High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP)
- Laser applications
- Sonic weaponry
“We believe this is definitely a game changing capability that’ll enable our forward presence and freedom of the seas,” said Tom Hurn, director of rail gun programmes for General Atomics about the new high-powered electromagnetic weapon.
Sources: The Telegraph, Wikipedia