Well, that’s just great.
Courtesy of The Hill:
The Russian Navy reportedly has a new weapon that can disrupt the eyesight of targets as well as make them hallucinate and vomit.
Russian state news agency RIA Novosti reported that a Russian military contractor has installed the weapon on two Russian warships.
The weapon fires a beam similar to a strobe light that affects the target’s eyesight, making it more difficult for them to aim at night. During testing, volunteers reportedly used rifles and guns to shoot targets that were protected by the weapon. The volunteers reported having trouble aiming because they couldn’t see.
Additionally, about half of the volunteers said they felt dizzy, nauseous and disoriented. About 20 percent of the volunteers reported experiencing hallucinations.
The weapon, called the Filin, has reportedly been installed on the Admiral Gorshkov and Admiral Kasatonov, two Russian warships. The weapon is expected to be installed on more ships that are currently being built.
The weapon was developed by Ruselectornics, a Russian state-owned developer of electronics and other technologies.
Not to give the Russians too much credit, but they have certainly made a number of strides in non-lethal military tactics.
As much as all of us hate the fact that they interfered in our last presidential election, they did manage to impose their will on our country without taking a single American life.
This nausea ray is just another step in that same direction.
Incapacitate your opponent, but leave them essentially unharmed.
By the way, this now makes me even more convinced that the Russians were behind that mysterious illness that struck the US diplomats in Cuba. (Link.)
These damn Russians are getting sneakier every day.