Sounding Off

Vaisman, Daria
January 2007
Foreign Policy;Jan/Feb2007, Issue 158, p100
The author discusses how luxury cruise liners have been using a Long-Rang Acoustic Device (LRAD), which sends out an intensely painful noise up to 3,000 feet away that is only audible to the people the device is targeting. Cruise liners have been using LRAD as a way to ward off pirates in the dangerous waters off the coasts of Nigeria and Somalia. LRAD is part of a growing trend by cruise liners to use non-lethal weapons as a form of protection.


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