Interesting video. I imagine that traffic is not the only thing these little ‘dazzlers’ can be used for…
Video: Army Lasers Zap Bikers in Afghanistan
By Sharon Weinberger
March 14, 2008 | 12:45:00 PM
Laser “dazzlers” are becoming increasingly popular as nonlethal devices. This is one of the first videos I’ve seen of the lasers actually being used. It shows a military convoy in Afghanistan zapping bicyclists and motorists as a way to clear traffic.
There’s something peculiarly video game-esque about the video, particularly when they give the score at the end.
Dazzlers are becoming big business: there are several laser manufacturers competing to sell the devices to the military. The lasers used in the video are produced by B.E. Meyers, which has fast become the main supplier to the military. Laser manufacturer L.E. Systems has been involved in a long-fought battle to demonstrate that their laser is safer and more effective than those produced by B.E. Meyers.