China developed invisible pain beam weapon Poly WB-1 to break-up riots

Non-lethal Pain Beam weapon named Poly WB-1 unveiled at an air show in China to disperse riots and protests by using millimeter-wave beams

Updated: Dec 18, 2014 10:37 IST

China in the third week of December 2014 developed a long-range and non-lethal Pain Beam weapon named Poly WB-1. The weapon can be used to break up riots or protests from a distance.

The Poly WB-1 was unveiled at an air show in China and it uses a millimeter-wave beam that can travel distances of up to One kilometer.

China developed the weapon for naval applications to deal with confrontation in non-lethal ways. The WB-1 will be mounted in ships, majorly in those patrolling disputed waters.

Poly WB-1 is similar to the Active Denial System (ADS) created by Raytheon, which was sent to Afghanistan with the United States military, but was not used in combat and recalled in 2010.

How it disperses crowd?

Once the beam comes in contact with a person, the beam disperses the crowd through heating up water molecules just below the skin causing intense pain resulting into recoiling of the person. But if longer busts are made at certain frequencies, it will cause the flesh to burn and blister.

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एग्जाम की तैयारी के लिए ऐप पर वीकली टेस्ट लें और दूसरों के साथ प्रतिस्पर्धा करें। डाउनलोड करें करेंट अफेयर्स ऐप

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