US Army to arm UAVs with xenon-based paralysis inducer

… a 7.5-million candlepower strobe floodlight system to be used as a “non-lethal crowd-control device.” The government has awards Pennsylvania-based Peak Systems a contract to fabricate a modified Maxa Beam searchlight that will be xenon-based, sport strobing capabilities, and will act as an “immobilization system /deterrent device” on large crowds. Furthermore, this behemoth of a flashlight will be flanking an unmanned aerial system, presumably to cruise over a rioting crowd (or platoon of foes) and theoretically flash bomb them until they suffer from “short-term paralysis.”

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