New, from Taser: The Shockwave

Wherever would we be without Taser?

Not content with manufacturing a simple single-target electric shock weapon – and with it, the condition of “excited delirium,” better known as “excited death-due-to-electric-shock,” Taser have brought out a new toy no self-respecting riot squad would want to be without. Known as the Shockwave, the company describes it as follows:

The TASER® ShockwaveTM system is the first generation of new TASER Remote Area Denial (TRAD) technology. Shockwave devices integrate TASER’s field-proven Neuro Muscular Incapacitation (NMI) technology into the first anti-personnel area-target system capable of not only denying personnel, but also incapacitating personnel with reversible effects.

With the push of a button at a stand-off distance of up to 100 meter, the Shockwave unit deploys multiple standard TASER cartridges that are oriented across an area arc. Full area coverage is provided to instantaneously incapacitate multiple personnel within that region.

The Shockwave system is designed to be fully modular, allowing the end user complete flexibility to deploy as needed to achieve the desired objective. Multiple Shockwave units can be stacked together (like building blocks) either horizontally or vertically in order to extend area coverage or vertically to allow for multiple salvo engagements. Configurations can be tailored to yield a scaleable defense in depth with overlapping fields of fire when target opportunities may be layers deep or risk profiles dictate multiple event possibilities.

For the more visually inclined, a video presentation – beginning with the ominous words “What if you could drop everyone in a given area to the ground?” – can be found here.

So, take a potentially lethal weapon, strap a bunch of them together, and fire them indiscriminately into a crowd of people. Lather, rinse, repeat.

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