WATCH: Could DOD’s Active Denial System Stop Caravan Migrants 700 Yards from Border?

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Could a non-lethal defensive system developed by the Department of Defense nearly ten years ago play a role in deterring large groups of migrants from storming across the U.S. border? The system, referred to as a Solid State Active Denial System (SSADS), creates an intolerable pain response without causing any injury or long-term effects and forces the target to flee from the area.

A video released by the U.S. Marine Corps in 2012 shows a demonstration of the SSADS that shows its effectiveness against an individual or a large crowd. The system utilizes an RF system to create a sensation of intense heat forcing the subject or subjects to quickly retreat.

Officials report an effective range of up to 700 yards for the non-lethal defensive system. The DOD reports that it can be used for crowd control, protection of convoys and personnel, and security at checkpoints.

Public discussions this week by many ask if this type of system could prevent the kinds of scenes witnessed when the caravan migrants stormed the Guatemala-Mexico border last month. – READ MORE

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