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Tags: military | navy | weapons | laser beam | vision | hallucinations

Russia's New Weapon Affects Vision, Causes Hallucinations

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By    |   Monday, 04 February 2019 03:58 PM EST

A weapon that sounds like something out of the "Star Wars" movies has apparently been installed onto a pair of Russian Naval ships.

The Hill cited a report in the Russian government-operated RIA Novosti as saying the weapon fires a beam that resembles a strobe light. It affects the vision of some people on the receiving end of the beam. Others who participated in the weapon's tests experienced hallucinations and vomiting.

More specifically, people on whom the weapon was tested had difficulty aiming rifles because their vision was affected by the light.

The weapon is known as the Filin and was developed by Ruselectornics. The Admiral Gorshkov and Admiral Kasatonov warships have been outfitted with it. New ships will also carry the weapon.

Russia has beefed up its military in recent years, which includes unveiling new missiles that led to the United States severing the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, an agreement signed in 1987 between the U.S. and Russia.

Russian military aircraft have also flown over or near airspace controlled by NATO countries. There have been similar occurrences near Alaska.

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A new Russian Navy weapon fires a beam that resembles a strobe light, affecting vision and causing hallucinations and vomiting, The Hill reports.
military, navy, weapons, laser beam, vision, hallucinations
Monday, 04 February 2019 03:58 PM
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