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U.S Army floats the idea of a 'magic bullet'


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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:34 PM

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It sounds like something from a science fiction film, but soon, a ‘magic bullet’ that floats around in the air waiting for its target could become science fact.

This far-fetched sounding piece of ammunition isn’t designed to kill, though.

Called ‘Nonlethal Warhead for Miniature Organic Precision Munitions’, there isn’t even a prototype yet - but it’s on the U.S Army’s wish list.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 09:55 PM

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To help incentivize small businesses to outperform those recent disappointments, the Army lists some of the “potential commercial applications” for the non-lethal, loitering bazooka round. And they’re in your backyard: “crowd control for local law enforcement; border protection for Homeland Security; or temporary incapacitation of non violent criminals for local SWAT teams and/or law enforcement.” So if this weapon turns out to be too absurd for the military, there’s always the local police station.
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I can envision these "magic bullets" loitering around above us everywhere, just in case a citizen does something the government doesn't like.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 11:39 PM

I could never visualize the concept they were talking about.  The kami kazi drone, I get..but not the floating bullet.  I think a cool and very effective non lethal for crowd control would be "$hitter spitter"  a benign nerve agent that would cause rowdies to temporarily lose control of bowel and bladder function. :w00t:   Bethcha they'd lose interest in the cause for awhile.  Of course the die hards would just come prepared in "Depends" :P :P

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 01:40 AM

Wouldn't take much modification to make it lethal.


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Posted 29 April 2012 - 11:12 AM

I hope these magical floating bullets never get made.


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Posted 29 April 2012 - 11:57 AM

Always trying to find new ways to control or suppress people.

I'd rather they spend money on better things that push us forward.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 03:12 PM

an everyone wonders why we Americans are so hated is it because of are genius to move forward ....or because we are so dumb that other countries want to cut ties too us in fear that aliens might actually attack an wipe out the idiots first


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Posted 29 April 2012 - 03:59 PM

View PostTx-Faithful, on 29 April 2012 - 03:12 PM, said:

an everyone wonders why we Americans are so hated is it because of are genius to move forward ....or because we are so dumb that other countries want to cut ties too us in fear that aliens might actually attack an wipe out the idiots first

Nah, it makes more sense that the aliens would kill off the intelligent ones first.  That should scare all the Liberals to death cause we all know they are the smartest of the bunch   :w00t:

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 04:13 PM

View PostTx-Faithful, on 29 April 2012 - 03:12 PM, said:

an everyone wonders why we Americans are so hated is it because of are genius to move forward ....or because we are so dumb that other countries want to cut ties too us in fear that aliens might actually attack an wipe out the idiots first

I can't honestly think of an American invention that was genius and actually made by an American......

Before WW2 the US's Military Technology was inferiour. Not slightly either, it was really bad. The Sherman Tank is evidence of this. The US was far behind German tech. The US owes it's space program, rockets, atomic program/nuclear program, stealth capabilities, laser technology etc etc to germany and it's Nazi Scientists..... Even a lot of Medical research etc is down to what their war spoils thta they got from Japan and Germany.

Kinda funny when you think about it.

I'm not bashing actual Americans here, I love most Americans. Just not the one who are too up themselves and over patroitic. (So over patroitic they even slag off the Europeans.. when that is essentially what they are.. lol) Which brings me to your point... that is why Americans are so hated. A lot of them come across as ignorant, arrogant and Dumb. Not all, as i said I like a lot of Americans and have a few good friends form the US.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 08:18 PM

Why bullets? We have drones that can do the same thing, if programmed. Sit on the ground behind bush or whatever and wait. Then, pop up surprise!


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Posted 29 April 2012 - 08:20 PM

View PostCoffey, on 29 April 2012 - 04:13 PM, said:

I can't honestly think of an American invention that was genius and actually made by an American......

Before WW2 the US's Military Technology was inferiour. Not slightly either, it was really bad. The Sherman Tank is evidence of this. The US was far behind German tech. The US owes it's space program, rockets, atomic program/nuclear program, stealth capabilities, laser technology etc etc to germany and it's Nazi Scientists..... Even a lot of Medical research etc is down to what their war spoils thta they got from Japan and Germany.

Kinda funny when you think about it.

I'm not bashing actual Americans here, I love most Americans. Just not the one who are too up themselves and over patroitic. (So over patroitic they even slag off the Europeans.. when that is essentially what they are.. lol) Which brings me to your point... that is why Americans are so hated. A lot of them come across as ignorant, arrogant and Dumb. Not all, as i said I like a lot of Americans and have a few good friends form the US.


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Posted 30 April 2012 - 03:28 AM

Non lethal,seems the US government know something that the US tax payer doesn't know.


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Posted 30 April 2012 - 05:51 AM

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 12:04 PM

if this bullet does get made, will we still need snipers or recon units? seeing that the bullet finds the target but is non lethal then its already achieved what most scouts are sent to do the a tomahawk missile can to the rest,


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Posted 30 April 2012 - 12:05 PM

Can't wait for this technology to get passed on to sex toys.





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