Fort Eustis participates in non-lethal maritime operational demonstration > Headquarters Marine Corps > News Article Display

Members of the U.S. Army 7th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Transportation Battalion and 733rd Mission Support Group partnered with the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate to demonstrate their Active Denial System at Fort Eustis, Sept. 12.

The system sends out a heat wave that travels at the speed of light and penetrates the first one-sixtyfourth layer of the skin, which is equivalent to three pieces of notebook paper. This is where the individual’s nerve receptors reside.

The ADS was developed to assist operating forces in minimizing civilian casualties and collateral damage. With more than 15 years of research and exposing 11,800 volunteer to the ADS system has demonstrated its effectiveness and the ability to use it with minimal risk of injury.

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