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Gulf States Use New Ray Gun in Battle Against Pirates

OilPrice.com -- Gulf states are planning to use ray guns to protect their oil and gas infrastructure and also dissuade pirate attacks.

Raytheon, the largest manufacturer of missiles in the world and one of the largest US defence contractors, has developed a ray gun called the ‘Silent Guardian’.

“Silent Guardian directs a focused beam of millimeter wave energy that travels at the speed of light producing an intolerable sensation that causes targeted individuals to flee or take cover.


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Submitted Aug 16, 2012 By: NOTSOGRN
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 5:03:16 AM

Thanks for posting. It's definitely interesting how the world, despite advances on so many fronts, has not been able to take care of a truly ancient problem: high seas piracy.
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bonzoonfmb
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 9:27:44 PM

I don't know about this technology but I guess it is a less permanent 'dissuading' measure than 50 caliber.
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LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 5:07:44 PM


Good article NOTSOGRN....Thanks for posting!
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sparky808
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 12:21:35 PM

Thank you for posting.
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 4:09:30 AM

again !

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tomok
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 3:10:10 AM

The rays heat the very very top surface of your skin, activate the nerve endings and you want to turn and get away from the source as fast as you can. Very effective at forcing people to move away from an area as fast as possible.
They also have that noise blaster thing that affects your hearing and causes your ears to be very painful. You want to get away from that source too!
It's Not a good day to be a Pirate!
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
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LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 11:20:22 PM


Probably as much as you are Melvindale.
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melvindale
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 11:09:51 PM

The article also states "Kevin Massengill, Raytheon’s vice president and regional executive," and I'm wondering.... Is he heir to a douche fortune?
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N5EXY
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 11:09:32 PM

We could use 'em around Texas. All the Bozama gummint gives out are signs to supposedly warn us that there are illegals crossing the border. We already know that.
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judgemobile
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 11:07:29 PM

on Star Trek, the captain of the ship told the crew to put PHASERS ON STUN.
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ScottE
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 11:06:48 PM

Toooo Fricken KEWL to not be used!~
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Dragnet
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 11:06:24 PM

How about using it on the illegals jumping the fense in Arizona. Anything so save our state. Hand Grenades are next.
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firefly09
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 11:06:22 PM

HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.

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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 11:04:27 PM

Cool.
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furiousfowl
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 11:03:53 PM

Pirates don't need non-lethal force; they need to be vaporized on the spot.
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Livewire50
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 11:02:14 PM

It sounds like a great idea; use it against pirates as well as illegal immigrants trying to sneak across the border at Mexico.
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Kawibiker
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 10:59:43 PM

Great idea... I kind would like to have one of these.. could be used else where also.. borders..
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 10:58:21 PM

Cool...Star Wars all over again.
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 10:58:14 PM

ok
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OldMoses
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 10:57:04 PM

We need to install some of these along our border with Mexico. We can power them with windmills.
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Shakleelady31
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 10:51:59 PM

Okay.
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scrounger
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 10:46:14 PM

I could use one of those!
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justmedc
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 10:43:41 PM

where can i buy one?
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Tekkersmom57
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 10:43:35 PM

Sounds like a great idea. We need to stop these pirates in their tracks so they learn to discontinue trying.
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 10:41:50 PM

Hopefully it proves to be a cost-effective deterent that helps lower everyones costs by reducing piracy. At the very least it should make the oil companies even more profitable...
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 10:39:51 PM

Great, a non-lethal weapon. These things can be used to torture people, if it fall into the wrong hands. Like that never happens.
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 10:38:44 PM

maybe we should use this on congress so we can get something done in this country
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 10:36:44 PM

I hope this proves effective, there is no excuse for putting up with piracy.
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 10:35:54 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 10:34:28 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 10:31:41 PM

I hope it works.
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 10:30:02 PM

I blame Obama for all of this, He has his fingers in everything!! I think he gave my dog fleas too!!
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pinkelefant
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 10:28:41 PM

Pirates?
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 10:28:04 PM

OK
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 10:28:01 PM

use it!
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 10:27:05 PM

Interesting!!!
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 10:27:03 PM

How can you tell who are the Pirates??? They are the ones with the welding helmets...

I'm thinking 7.62 are cheaper...
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 10:27:00 PM

Burn them!!
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 10:26:12 PM

SOunds good.
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 10:22:49 PM

if money can be stolen or heisted sooner or later someone will try
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 10:22:47 PM

Okay
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 10:21:07 PM

just shoot them in the head
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 10:19:35 PM

Tow their boat 200-300 miles out to sea. Sink the boat and then see just how good these guys can swim.
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 10:16:58 PM

Cool.
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 10:16:33 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 10:15:29 PM

Great if it works, but they already have tried non-lethal focused audio, foam, laser, etc. also touted as the greatest and all have generally failed.
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 10:15:07 PM

It seems like .50 cal rounds would be a lot cheaper, and be a more permanent solution.
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 10:14:28 PM

Cool!
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 10:11:51 PM

You can bet that the cost will be passed on at the pump...
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 10:10:17 PM

Bitchin'.
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