IEDs in Iraq? Summon a JIN!
DID has referred to DefenseTech.org’s and the New York Post’s investigations of Tucson, AZ energy weapon company Ionatron, Inc. in a past article. Today we’re reporting on a new technology from Ionatron that’s about to be deployed to Iraq in order to counter the improvised explosive devices (IEDs) favored by insurgents and terrorists.
The new system, dubbed the Joint IED Neutralizer (JIN), uses a directed-energy-discharge system mounted on a remotely operated armored vehicled to detonate IEDs without putting troops or engineering personnel in harm’s way. Though development of the system is still ongoing, deliveries of the JIN to the US military are already underway. The Department of Defense (DoD) has ordered 12 JIN systems at just under $1 million each, and according to Ionatron CEO Tom Dearmin, the first of these should be in Iraq by the end of July 2005. The military’s attitude is also well illustrated by Dearmin’s other quote: “This will save lives the minute it gets there… It doesn’t need to be perfect. Just get it there.”
- eDefense Online (June 7/05) – US to Use Directed Energy on IEDs in Iraq