Non-Lethal Torpedoes, Rubber Octopus, and Super-Slime: The Weird World of Vessel-Stopping Weapons

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Photo by Staff Sgt. Jacob Sawyer, https://www.dvidshub.net/image/6283174/bangalore-torpedo

October 13, 2020 | Originally published by Forbes on September 23, 2020

This article discusses three advanced non-lethal weapons that were developed by the U.S. Navy (USN), which were intended to keep potentially dangerous harassers at bay and prevent any broader confrontation in an area where international war is taking place. As some of the biggest naval warfare issues exist in this region today, the USN anticipates this will help de-escalate any adverse events.

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