THE US Marine Corps is testing a powerful electroshock weapon that can zap enemies from 300 feet away.
Dubbed “Specter”, the non-lethal projectile can be fired from a shotgun and downs targets using a taser-like electric shock.
The weapon is the brainchild of Colorado-based tech research firm Harkind Dynamics and is part-funded by the US Department of Defense, New Scientist reports.
The makers of Specter (Small arms Pulsed Electronic Tetanization at Extended Range) say it can be fired from any 12-gauge shotgun.
It’s designed to incapacitate targets rather than kill them, with a range of up to 330 feet (100 metres) – roughly the length of a football pitch.
For comparison, the average range of a taser is roughly 25 feet (7.6 metres).
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Update #1: US Military Tests 330-Feet Long-Range Electrocution Weapon — Interesting Engineering
Update #2: The US Marine Corps’ New Weapon Can Electrocute Targets from 100 Feet Away — Futurism
WNU Editor:Useful if you want to capture someone alive.