London 2012 security: 'Sonic weapon' to be used

May 15, 2012

Britain's Defense Ministry says an acoustic device that can be used as a "sonic weapon" will be deployed during the London Olympics.

The ministry says the long-range acoustic device, which can emit an ear-piercing beam of sound, will mostly be used as a high-powered loudspeaker to issue verbal warnings to boats on the River Thames.

The ministry said late Friday the American-made device is among a "broad range of assets" used by the to provide security during the London Games, which run from July 27 to August 12.

Britain's Press Association reports that the maker of the device, LRAD Corporation, previously sold the device to the U.S. army for crowd control in Iraq.

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3 / 5 (2) May 16, 2012
these weapons were banned a long time ago..what the hell is going on in london and the minds of the military..no other games has had this much hard ware and man power dedicated to it...if they suspect some thing,,nip it in the bud now..don't wait till the last minute..ohhh..i forget thats how we do it here..more civilians that die..more repressive laws can be introduced. sonic weapons were tested and used by the US..they are indiscriminate as a weapon..this is a weapon of mass control..this is wrong on all levels..