: Russia will combat demonstrations with acoustic weapon

16:37 Apr. 25, 2016

Russia will combat demonstrations with acoustic weapon

MOSCOW. RUSSIA - MARCH 15: Anti-Putin demonstrators carrying Russian and Ukrainian flags march to oppose president Vladimir Putin's policies in Ukraine and a possible war in Crimea, on March 15, 2014 in Moscow, Russia. Thousands of Muscovites gathere

Low acoustic device to possibly attack human nervous system

Russian Interior Ministry intends to purchase an alternative weapon for combatting civil protest actions. According to the official website, Russia will combat demonstrations with special acoustic systems which affect humans' central nerve system at low frequencies.

The technical description of the weapon is "a non-lethal acoustic system is aimed at forming particular behavioural reactions. Those who violate public order will be attacked by distant low-frequency infra-sound".

Some experts suppose it is a long-range acoustic device, uttering unbearably loud sound. Aside from being used for demonstration dispersals, it is also utilised to scare birds away from the airplanes.

Watch also Moscow police disperse protest in support of Savchenko

Russia has declared a contest for the acoustic device supply. The starting price is 5 million Russian roubles which is about 80, 000 U.S. dollars.

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