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New Radar Can Detect...Suicide Bombers?

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Billed as a "must have" life-saving piece of gear for all military men and women, a new radar system promises to detect suicide bombers from 100 yards away.

The CounterBomber, created by Science, Engineering and Technology Corporation, reportedly uses a complex algorithm to detect possible explosive materials hidden beneath a person's clothing.  Once a suicide bomber is detected, the maker's claim military personnel will receive advanced warning via a handheld mobile device much like a smartphone.

Additionally, the CounterBomber doesn't use x-ray technology for detection, so unlike the somewhat intrusive methods used by airport security, privacy concerns are essentially nonexistent. Each of the devices carries a $300,000 price tag, but with SET securing a $48.2 million contract with the U.S. Army, there should be no shortage of these life-saving robotic scouts on the battlefield.

In a war where suicide bombers can appear to be the youngest, most innocent of creatures, any and all help our military men and women can get is priceless.

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(H/T: Tecca)

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