Military claims laser dazzlers have "negligible" risk

Eggertson, Laura
May 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/26/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 11, p1099
Academic Journal
The article reports on the plan of the Canadian Forces to equip its military vehicles with laser warning devices in Afghanistan in August 2009. The Canadian Forces has revealed the provision of employing its vehicles with laser warning devices that contain the risk of blinding or damaging the eyesight of people who stay within a 12-metre secure zone. The installation of the 750 Visual Warning Technology system, also dubbed as laser dazzlers, targets to acquire an alternative method to firing on vehicles or people who are not discouraged by shouted commands and hand signals. It also designed to help classify innocent civilians from people who represent a threat to the Canadian Forces.


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