Demand for “pain ray” weapons used during riot control situations is growing as concerns over civil unrest continue to build.
According to a new research study, the market for directed energy weapons is expected to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period thanks to for their use in “controlling riots and cross border trespassing.”
“The global riot control system market is estimated to grow from an USD 9.05 billion in 2016 to USD 11.78 billion by 2021” as a result of “increasing political disputes and civil unrest, militarization of law enforcement agencies, stringent environmental and governmental regulations, and declining defense budgets of developed economies,” states the report.
So-called pain rays or Active Denial Systems (ADS) work by blasting controlled microwaves into a crowd of people, creating an unbearably hot sensation that forces them to flee the scene.
An ADS was sent to Afghanistan in 2010 but was never deployed after a public outcry over how it could have been abused.
However, as the video below documents, Raytheon has now produced a hand-held pain ray the size of a rifle that is just as efficient but doesn’t take hours to boot up.
The more widespread use of pain rays will inevitably lead to police using them for pain compliance purposes in the same way that tasers have been abused.
Back in April, we reported on how makers of riot control gear were seeing increased demand from law enforcement bodies.
Top insurer Lloyds also recently released a report that warned of a “pandemic” of global civil unrest that could go viral, threatening international stability.
Elitists are also buying luxury bomb-proof survival bunkers, with one of the companies behind the underground units, Vivos, revealing that they are for the “protection of high net worth individuals” against the threat posed by the “general public”.
Meanwhile, millionaires are fleeing from major cities like Chicago due to concerns over racial tensions and rising crime rates.