The Military’s testing clip-on ray gun attachments for its rifles
The power-blasting G.I. Joe future that we have all been ready for is steadily getting nearer. Not solely is the US Military outfitting vans with more and more highly effective laser techniques, additionally it is trying to present comparable capabilities to its dismounted troops as nicely. Dubbed “Burke Pulser” attachments after their creator Military Armament Analysis electronics engineer James E. Burke, these units make the most of a piezoelectric generator and two protruding antennas to generate highly effective bursts of electrical. The whole unit matches onto the top of the Military’s M4 carbine simply as an ordinary-concern flash suppressor does.
And whereas the truck-mounted HEL-MD lasers are being constructed to fry incoming aerial threats like drones and missiles, the Pulser is supposed to as an alternative obliterate the electrical circuitry of roadside bombs and IEDs. The system continues to be in its early improvement however, ought to this system attain full manufacturing, Burke estimates that every system could possibly be constructed for underneath $one thousand. That is a heck of rather a lot cheaper (in each cash and manpower) than sending in an EOD (bomb disposal) squad.