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US army unveils ray-gun that makes targets feel on fire

The US military has unveiled a new 'ray-gun' weapon that makes people feel as if they are about to catch fire.

The technology fires a harmless beam that can create sudden heat of more than 50 degrees Celsius over a distance of 500 yards.

The US says it can be used to get enemies to drop their weapons and also as a means of crowd control in riot situation.

The heat produced does not cause pain, but is intense enough to make the victims think their clothes are about to catch fire.


From Belfast Telegraph