Existing Weather, Cellular Tech Adapted to Fight WMDs

Page, Douglas
March 2004
Fire Chief;Mar2004, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p22
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the technological developments in the field of weapons of mass destruction. The U.S. Army has asked scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Lincoln Laboratory to see if the same Doppler radar used to generate those colorful weather pictures seen off TV can be employed to provide early warning of biological and chemical agents used in terrorist attacks. Because of the potential applications of these weapons for bioterrorism and chemical warfare, the development of the device has been funded by the Defense Advance Research Projects Agency.


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