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Echo of the Cuban incident: the Pentagon plans to arm itself with RF weapon sensors

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Source: w-dog.ru


Havana – 2016


In 2015, American diplomacy resumed relations with Cuba after a fifty-year hiatus.

At first, everything went well. And two-way connections showed signs of life.

However, since the end of 2016, the situation has become seriously complicated.

As a result of an attack by unknown weapons the staff of the American diplomatic mission in Havana showed signs of damage to the central nervous system. At the same time, members of the Canadian diplomatic corps, acting as mediators between Havana and Washington, also fell under the distribution.

In total, according to the Americans, 20 people were injured in one way or another from the unknown attack.

The main symptoms were nausea, dizziness, headaches, impaired hearing and coordination, and insomnia.

The State Department was seriously worried, evacuated the most difficult to the mainland and reminded the Cuban authorities of the responsibility to protect diplomats on their territory.

He even expelled two representatives of the Cuban diplomatic consulate from Washington to excuse himself.

Subsequently, the diplomatic mission of Cubans to the United States was reduced by another 15 people. And Washington, in a panic, cut the staff of the diplomatic mission in Havana by 60% at once.

The media then accused Havana of almost terrorist attacks.


The main version under development was an acoustic attack from the Cuban intelligence services.

Allegedly, similar symptoms can be caused by infrasound with a frequency below 16 Hz. The human ear does not hear such vibrations, but long-term exposure can adversely affect human health.

The most interesting thing is that several years ago the Americans became convinced of the futility of using infrasound as a non-lethal weapon.

First, the generator of such sound waves must be large and located close to the target. Nothing of the kind was observed in the American diplomatic mission.

Secondly, the infrasound from the generator is not sufficiently directed. That is, in the case of use, it is capable of striking the operator.

Certain doubts arose about the relationship between symptoms and the nature of the attack.

Thorough studies of the effect of infrasonic weapons on the human body have not been carried out for obvious reasons. At least, there is no information about such cruel experiments in the open press. All medical data is based either on the study of patients who suffered from industrial accidents or on the results of experiments on animals.

But how much do we know of those affected by infrasound as a result of an emergency?

It is noteworthy how the Cubans scoffed at the accusations. Say, the Americans mistook the chirping of crickets or cicadas for an acoustic weapon.

As a result, the State Department did not have one hundred percent evidence against the Cuban government. And the incident was briefly forgotten.

They remembered it already in connection with high-frequency radiation.

Against the microwave


Microwave weapons are divided into two types.

The most powerful emitters work in direct analogy with a household microwave oven and cause thermal burns.

It is very difficult to miss such an attack even with the naked eye. But if a low-energy source of electromagnetic radiation is used, then the symptoms of exposure are not so simple.

The effectiveness of such a weapon depends not only on the radiation density and pulse duration, but also on the signal modulation parameters. Simply put, the operator can adjust the parameters of the microwave emitter, depending on the resonant frequency of a particular organ of the human body.

For example, the heart is most strongly affected by radiation with a frequency of 500 Hz - 915 MHz and a modulation frequency of 2,5-13 MHz.

It is worth remembering that the consequences of prolonged exposure to such a "microwave" have not been studied. And they can manifest themselves depending on the characteristics of the organism. But among the symptoms accepted by the medical community, there are disorders of intracellular metabolism, sudden loss of consciousness, changes in blood clotting, surges in blood pressure, increased heart rate and auditory hallucinations.

Based on such information, US diplomats accused Cuba of using high-frequency weapons in the 2016 attacks. At the same time, again, there is no information in the open press about low-energy devices that can irradiate people at a distance for a long time.

At the same time, the Americans themselves have operating prototypes of mobile microwave ovens since 1997. These are machines of the ADS (Active Denial System) series, designed to disperse the disaffected.

But this seemingly non-lethal weapon can be deadly - high-frequency waves can cause deep burns in just a few seconds.

And this is without taking into account the potential danger of permanently depriving a person of sight.

Echo of the Cuban incident: the Pentagon plans to arm itself with RF weapon sensors
General view of the ADS system I. Source: © flickr.com

The new accusations against Havana did not have much effect. But the military officials from the Pentagon have already made them think.

If not even the most technologically advanced Cuba was able to organize such an attack, then what will happen in the event of a confrontation with a more serious adversary?

For example, with Russia or China?

Paper on the form


A modern warrior carries several kilograms of various equipment, armor and weapons. All this, in the opinion of the military command, can be useful in battle.

And so, at the end of last year, the US Department of Defense's Health Agency (DHA) took the initiative to develop another military gadget - a high-frequency radiation sensor. Given the wide range of symptoms and often dire consequences for the body, it is quite possible to understand the American military.

The Agency says:

“This controversial symptomatology is exacerbated by the transient nature of RF energy.

In the absence of a sensor, there is a possibility that there will be no residual evidence of a radio wave attack. "

As the authors of the initiative assure, the soldier can confuse microwave radiation with heatstroke or the influence of an excessively bright sun.

Until the beginning of March, anyone could apply for a tender for the development of a wearable detector. However, the requirements for the device are very strict.

The Health Agency expects to end up with a portable marker that changes color when microwave rays are detected. It shouldn't give false positives. And it will be relatively inexpensive.

As a guideline, the developers are given examples of indicators of chemical contamination of types M8 and M9.

M9 sensors are adhesive tapes that stick to servicemen's clothing and change color when sprayed with toxic substances.

Brown M8 sensors are produced in the form of a booklet containing twenty-five perforated sheets measuring 6,3x10 cm. Actually, this is an ordinary indicator paper, familiar to every school chemistry course, only made at a higher level.

To determine chemical contamination, the fighter must attach a separate M8 sheet to the surface and, by color change, determine the type of OV.

The Pentagon wants to see something similar as a portable microwave radiation sensor.

Without going into the details of the future development, one can only envy how optimistic the employees of the Pentagon Health Agency believe in the technological level of the United States.

From the sea of ​​electromagnetic waves, a sensory piece of paper on the uniform of an American military must select a strictly defined frequency range (dangerous to humans). And in response, instantly change the color.

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  1. Intruder
    Intruder 11 March 2021 18: 09
    +3
    For example, the heart is most strongly affected by radiation with a frequency of 500 Hz - 915 MHz and a modulation frequency of 2,5-13 MHz.
    somehow low in frequency, specifically for the microwave spectrum, up to 1 GHz ...!?
    1. SRC P-15
      SRC P-15 11 March 2021 18: 15
      +1
      From the sea of ​​electromagnetic waves, a sensory piece of paper on the uniform of an American military must select a strictly defined frequency range (dangerous to humans). And in response, instantly change the color

      ... of the American military to the color of a toasted chicken crust. yes
      1. Cowbra
        Cowbra 11 March 2021 18: 34
        -1
        The Indians will get horny
        1. Intruder
          Intruder 11 March 2021 18: 49
          0
          Indians get horny
          rather Latinos, in some generation there, and they are already more Spanish and Catholics !?
        2. Machito
          Machito 11 March 2021 18: 52
          +1
          American diplomats were attacked by Cuban Voodoo shamans.
          1. Cowbra
            Cowbra 11 March 2021 18: 56
            0
            I'm talking about the color of the plate!
          2. Uncle lee
            Uncle lee 12 March 2021 04: 30
            +1
            Quote: Bearded
            Cuban Voodoo shamans.

            an unknown attack injured 20 people.
            What's unknown: Petrov, Basharov SHF-Novichok-3! wink
          3. lelik613
            lelik613 12 March 2021 06: 15
            0
            He was identified
          4. Akuzenka
            Akuzenka 12 March 2021 09: 38
            +2
            Most likely, Catholic Cubans prayed earnestly and punishment befell the Protestant Americans. Isn't it an explanation ?!
    2. Sckepsis
      Sckepsis 16 March 2021 07: 27
      0
      As far as I remember, the microwave officially starts at 1 MHz.
  2. Cowbra
    Cowbra 11 March 2021 18: 26
    0
    For example, the heart is most strongly affected by radiation with a frequency of 500 Hz - 915 MHz.
    What's this news? All my life, infrasound with a heart rate was dangerous, and this is 90 Hz. Well, = / - half a lap, 40-200 Hz. Even the mechanism has long been known - the substitution of the heart rate driver, respectively, the infrasound has ended, or its frequency has dropped - the heartbeat has ended.
    1. AlexTss
      AlexTss 11 March 2021 23: 09
      +4
      Not 90 Hz, but 90 beats per minute wink , which corresponds to 1,5 Hz smile
      At 90Hz, the fighter will hum like a decent subwoofer lol
      In general, everything below 16 Hz is considered infrasound. hi
      1. Cowbra
        Cowbra 11 March 2021 23: 44
        +1
        Oh, yes ... I counted on the run)
  3. thinker
    thinker 11 March 2021 18: 36
    +5
    As Zadornov said - "Well, stupid!" Take an ordinary neon lamp, here is the microwave sensor yes
    1. Intruder
      Intruder 11 March 2021 18: 47
      +2
      Take an ordinary neon lamp, here is the microwave sensor
      And at what distance, and so, there is a receiving path, it is necessary so that in the jungles of Latin America, to identify an adversary with an open microwave door and a blocked contact of the "limit switch" ... wink laughing
      1. Akuzenka
        Akuzenka 12 March 2021 09: 36
        +1
        No, they will not drag indicators into the jungle. There, no sockets for the microwave oven were installed in the trees. lol
        1. Intruder
          Intruder 12 March 2021 14: 10
          +1
          There, no sockets for the microwave oven were installed in the trees.
          a portable petrol generator up to 3 kW .. not so heavy for two mexes, they only carry it on the road ... and they don't buzz, I saw with their gases, they cooked one structure for me on the backyard, so easily and naturally they dragged their generator from the track, so that my network at home is not loaded with an extra load .., otherwise, ah, yay, from the owner of the house, they would get ... wink laughing
  4. knn54
    knn54 11 March 2021 18: 47
    +2
    A drug / toxin that leaves no trace?
    1. Clear
      Clear 11 March 2021 19: 16
      +5
      Quote: knn54
      A drug / toxin that leaves no trace?

      Oh, recourse but with the "newbie" I understood everything.
    2. Intruder
      Intruder 12 March 2021 14: 12
      0
      A drug / toxin that leaves no trace?
      many organic compounds decay rather quickly in a corpse (from hours to a day after entering the bloodstream), plus the traces are replaced by the decay products of the client's tissues themselves, and then it is extremely difficult to isolate the residues in practice ... (I say this as a former spouse of a forensic medical expert ... laughing )
  5. dzvero
    dzvero 11 March 2021 18: 54
    +9
    Let's say some molecules can absorb in this range. But what about modulation? And also with the radiation of its own funds? Isn't it easier to download an application for a smartphone or walkie-talkie? Or even to shift the burden on the shoulders of RTR?
    And then, what should a soldier take when detecting radiation? Stretch your helmet up to your chin, cover yourself with foil, or hang an earthing chain from a belt?
    1. Cowbra
      Cowbra 11 March 2021 19: 00
      +2
      Find the Negro and kiss his shoes. Modern shamans claim that this helps from everything
      1. dzvero
        dzvero 11 March 2021 19: 06
        +3
        In! Now it is clear why they keep blacks in the army! Negro, this is not only +100 to the democratic image, but also +500 to the safety of soldiers.
    2. WHAT IS
      WHAT IS 11 March 2021 19: 06
      +10
      Quote: dzvero
      And then, what should a soldier take when detecting radiation? Stretch your helmet up to your chin, cover yourself with foil, or hang an earthing chain from a belt?

      We used to joke that a seaman should first of all put on lead panties as soon as possible at the signal of "chemical alarm and radiation hazard", and not a gas mask or OZK. A seaman, like a metallurgist, has all his strength in swimming trunks!
    3. Intruder
      Intruder 12 March 2021 14: 15
      +2
      Isn't it easier to download an application for a smartphone or walkie-talkie? Or even to shift the burden on the shoulders of RTR?
      and what will the smartphone receive !? It also has its own bandwidth in the receiving path, where the filters will cut everything off and immediately .. why bother like that !? SDR-DDC in radio communications have long been used by the Western military, that's where the software-defined environment can pull a different spectrum .., but within the range of a digital receiver already !!!
    4. English tarantas
      English tarantas 13 March 2021 13: 48
      +1
      what should a soldier do when it detects radiation?

      Face death and embrace a bitter fate
  6. Knell wardenheart
    Knell wardenheart 11 March 2021 20: 02
    +5
    a film sensitive to illumination by a certain wavelength range behind an opening-closing filter and a microcircuit that determines the change in conductivity after such an illumination. I would think of it as an icon rather than a low-tech surface like "scotch tape". In principle, this is possible ..
  7. Avior
    Avior 11 March 2021 22: 21
    +3
    For example, the heart is most strongly affected by radiation with a frequency of 500 Hz - 915 MHz.

    But don't we have radiation with such a frequency somewhere?
    well, for example ....
    GSM-900
    Digital standard for mobile communications in the frequency range from 890 to 915 MHz (from phone to base station) and from 935 to 960 MHz (from base station to phone).

    or 4
    LTE800- at 800 MHz.
    .....
    In my opinion, this is all nonsense.
    otherwise we would have gone bad already.
    1. Intruder
      Intruder 12 March 2021 14: 22
      0
      But don't we have radiation with such a frequency somewhere?
      and not only GSM networks,
      The 33 cm or 900 MHz band is a portion of the UHF radio spectrum allocated internationally to amateur radio on a secondary basis. The frequency range is 902 to 928 MHz and is unique to ITU Region 2. It is mainly used for terrestrial communications. However, high gain antennas have shown that 33 cm can provide good long-range communications, much the same as systems at lower frequencies such as the 70 cm band. Also used in industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) equipment, as well as low power non-licensed devices. In 1985, the FCC allocated the frequency band 902 to 928 MHz for ISM Part 18 (Industrial, Scientific, and Medical) devices. In doing so, the band was also allocated to the amateur radio service on a secondary basis, which means that amateurs could use this band as long as they received and did not interfere with the primary users.
  8. ycuce234-san
    ycuce234-san 12 March 2021 09: 39
    -1
    "Welcome to American Narrated Science Fiction."

    Interestingly, no one of the firms thought to develop and sell field microwave kitchens to the American army. Although it would be a much more workable and useful device.
    On average, microwave cooking takes about 20% of the time in a conventional oven, and one could intensify and automate field cooking by providing a microwave field kitchen with a built-in computer, timer, and built-in scales.
    1. English tarantas
      English tarantas 13 March 2021 13: 53
      0
      Combat multicooker-microwave?
      1. ycuce234-san
        ycuce234-san 13 March 2021 17: 28
        -1
        An ordinary field kitchen - but a microwave. If you achieve a reduction of up to 20% of the time, then it, respectively, will replace 3-4 "classic" with its high performance. Now, by the way, in addition to mini-microwave ovens, full-size microwave ovens are also used in everyday life - they are in size like ordinary ovens, but they are still expensive and rare.
  9. Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 12 March 2021 12: 35
    0
    To tune the detector, you need to know exactly the characteristics of the harmful radiation. Two options - clean cut once, and the Americans have created a successful modification two. There are plenty of places on our stupid planet for numerous CIA prisons and research centers where they will do anything with people, with the enthusiastic approval of local authorities. The USSR, which defended the world from this dirty trick, no longer exists ...
    So I personally lean towards the second option. This is much more logical than others.
  10. Alexey RA
    Alexey RA 12 March 2021 14: 14
    +1
    The main symptoms were nausea, dizziness, headaches, impaired hearing and coordination, and insomnia.

    Dizziness, lack of coordination, headache, dry mouth, stomping kittens and spiders ... get drunk, gentlemen. smile
  11. Abram Ivanovich
    Abram Ivanovich 12 March 2021 14: 55
    0
    (joyfully rubbing her hands)

    Twayumat! LLC "Psychotronika" is still in action! Astrologers predict a week of kip of lumene, the number of idiots doubles.
    And we wondered why a zombie was chosen as the performer of America, and his vice - a talking piece of wood. And in general we are visiting Kafka. And it won’t be enough - Cuban brain hakirs. And they still dare to deny the existence of the Cable Car, yes-sss, my darling.

  12. Dmitry V.
    Dmitry V. April 22 2021 14: 42
    0
    Yes, for any burnt rum they got caught!