Friday, January 20, 2006

Raytheon's Swimmer Denial System

Raytheon has developed a "Swimmer Denial" underwater audio system for ship protection. Underwater sensors automatically detect an intrusion, triggering extremely powerful low frequency sound waves, resonating the internal organs of the swimmer, causing the swimmer's internal organs to rupture.

They do assure us that:

"Would-be spies or terrorists cannot get through the ring but there is no widespread danger to fish, dolphins or whales."

I wonder how they define "Widespread" ?

Here's the entire article from Cyber Diver News Network.


At Sunday, January 22, 2006 1:09:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live near Norfolk Naval Base, and there have been several reported incidents involving swimmers near USN ships. As you can imagine, these ships are very vulnerable while tied up; remember the USS Cole. I still vividly recall my days in the Mekong Delta, with the ever-present threat of sappers, which we dealt with by dropping concussion grenades. With the more powerful explosives of today (not to mention the NBC weapons) the threat has to be even greater. I'm just surprised it took this long to develop such a system.



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